Do you often bring others out on the water in canoes or kayaks?
Want to improve your skills to better demonstrate to others how to paddle efficiently, elegantly, and safely?

These intensive courses follow the American Canoe Association’s “Intro” and “Moving Water” curriculum, and are targeted to those who teach others paddling skills, from lakes to rivers. These courses will be instrumental for students who plan to enroll in an ACA instructor certification course. Class sizes are limited, and they fill up fast, so don’t delay and sign up today!


2017 Iowa DNR Canoe and Kayak Schools

2-Day Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) for Naturalists and Group Leaders
Date(s): Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm (approx)
Location: Gray’s Lake and Raccoon River
Directions: N/A
Oriented toward: This class will be for those who will be leading groups and who need a basic understanding of SUP basics for teaching. Much of the same risk and group management that are included with canoe/kayak classes will also be taught here. This class will be taught in Des Moines, Iowa.
Class Length: 2 Day
Cost: $25
Maximum # participants: 10
Registration: June 10-11 Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) - Register Now

Questions?

Have questions or wish to submit your name for the possible September SUP class?

Please contact:
Todd Robertson
Cell: 515-979-9538
Office: 515-725-2960
Email: todd.robertson@dnr.iowa.gov


Class Prerequisites:

This is not considered a novice course, although fairly unskilled people can learn a lot. You are expected to have some previous experience, but not expertise.

Please review the ACA course outline you will receive; in the two days, we will cover curriculum for Introductory Instruction through the Moving Water section.


What's included:
  • 2 day course including  (includes 1 day flat water course) (Lake environment and on river)
  • Experience in tandem canoes, recreational kayaks, whitewater crossover kayaks and SUP
  • Classroom and on-water hands-on training
  • Improved efficiency for skills on the water
  • Improved leadership skills
  • Increase safety, lower stress, have fun and pay knowledge forward based on ACA instructional foundations.
  • You will receive an Iowa DNR certificate of completion.
  • FUN!
What to bring:
  • Rain gear, brimmed hat for sun, sunscreen
  • A small cooler with a lunch to bring during instruction days; you’ll be on your own for breakfast and dinner – there are restaurants in Webster City if you prefer, or bring your own food.
  • At least 2 liters of drinking water per instruction day.
  • Water shoes or old tennis shoes that can get wet (Flip-flops or bare feet are not allowed)
  • Swimming suit and/or clothing that can get wet
  • If you have a preferred life jacket (Type III paddlers’ life jacket), bring it; otherwise a life jacket will be provided.
  • Sleeping bag & personal effects if staying in a cabin; otherwise bring your own tent and camping gear