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ACA Canoe Instructor Certification Workshop for L3-L4, May 7-8. CLASS FULL. Waitlist Available

May 7 - May 8

ACA Canoe Instructor Development and Certification Course by Jeff Oxenford.

Up to Level 4 Whitewater Canoeing (solo and tandem)


  • April 22-24 – Level 1-2 – Cost $300
  • May 7-8 – Level 3 and 4 – Cost $100

Note: Levels are sequential, you must participate in the Level 2 before attending Level 3 class.

TENTATIVE LOCATIONS:  To be determined (depending on water levels). Classes will be 8 AM to approximately 5 PM each day.

April 22-23 – Bear Creek/ Soda Lakes, Morrison

April 24 – Location TBD (preferably S. Platte by Deckers)

May 7-8 – Clear Creek in Golden

 QUESTIONS:  Contact Jeff Oxenford, (303) 917-5382, joxenford@comcast.net

Course Description:  The American Canoe Association (ACA) has one of the best established paddlesport instruction programs anywhere in the world.   The courses are comprehensive, but allow enough flexibility for individual teaching and paddling styles.  The main benefit to taking the course is improving your understanding of paddling technique and theory, so you can paddle more efficiently and teach more effectively.  A secondary benefit is the development process which can give you structured feedback on becoming an effective instructor.  A third benefit is the significant insurance, liability, and networking benefits of ACA certification.  Instructor development workshops are very rewarding and enjoyable, because of the opportunity for idea exchange.

Instructor Trainer Jeff Oxenford: Jeff is an ACA Level 4 Open Canoe Instructor Trainer. He has been paddling and teaching canoeing for over 30 years. He has worked with all levels of paddlers from recreational to racers, adults and children.


May 7
May 8