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Event Series Event Series: Paddlesports Safety Facilitator Class

Paddlesports Safety Facilitator Class

May 15 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Are you leading a church group, scout group or just a group of friends on paddling trips? Do you have a camp staff or staff in your rental company or have guides that lead paddling trips that could benefit from additional training on group management skills on the water. If so, the Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (PSF) certification program is a great course to improve your ability to help others within your group. 

The PSF teaches basic safety and paddling knowledge, as well as simple rescue skills for canoe or kayak. When you sign up for the class, let us know whether you prefer to learn from a canoe or kayak. This class is intended for participants who have completed a Level 2 class or have strong paddling skills already.

Learn more about the Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (PSF) Class on the American Canoe Association website.

In order to receive official credentialing documentation of this certification, you must be an ACA member. The Paddlesports Safety Facilitator course also requires the completion of a written exam.

Details and What to Bring:

Length of Class: 6 to 7 hours (Weekday classes are 9 am to 3 pm, weekend classes are 8 am to 2 pm)

Cost of Class: $75 per person. Class registration includes use of canoe or kayak for the class, classroom instruction and on water instruction.  Lunch is not provided.

Minimum Class size: four participants

Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old and up (If you have a younger staff member you would like to attend, call us to discuss their potential participation.

What to Bring: Bring lunch, snacks, water, and any other hydrating beverages you would like.  Wear shoes or sandals that will stay on your feet and can get wet. Plan clothing for the weather of the day (rainy, colder, sunny, hot). A change of clothing for the end of the day is nice but not required.

What to Expect: All classes include use of a canoe or kayak.  Classes begin with a land-based session to discuss key topics. The class will then move to the on-water session where the group will work on the paddling skills. All our classes use a challenge by choice philosophy so if you are not comfortable getting in the water or practicing a particular skill just let your instructor know. You will also be required to complete a written exam in order to pass the course. In order to receive official credentialing documentation of this certification, you must be an ACA member.

Weather and water conditions: All classes are dependent on the weather, if we are not going to be able to conduct your class due to high water conditions or adverse weather conditions we will text or call before the class.

$75 Price Per person


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Columbia, TN 38401 United States
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