The Arkansas Canoe club will be sponsoring an American Canoe Association
Whitewater Canoe Instructor Certification Workshop this spring. The training
will be led by Instructor Trainer Educator Sam Fowlkes from North Carolina with
assistance from several current American Canoe Association instructors. The
process will include both solo and tandem canoe.
This event will take
place over two long weekends with the Instructor Development Workshop beginning
at 10 AM on Friday, March 26, 2010 and running until late Sunday afternoon. The
IDW allows the instructor candidate an opportunity to start developing the
teaching skills required for certification. The Instructor Certification Exam
will begin at 10 AM Friday, April 16, 2010 and run until late afternoon on the
following Sunday. As the name implies this is the certification exam.
Certification in this course will be possible up to the Whitewater
We have not set the location for either weekend at this point
since we are just starting to gather name of people that are interested. It is
our intention to hold both parts in Arkansas. In the event that there is not
enough water for the exam weekend there is a possibility that we might have to
travel out east.
The cost of the training for both weekends to the
candidates will be $300. This is heavily subsidized by the ACC so we would ask
that you commit to help with Canoe School in the future. There will also be some
logistical support provided (housing and meal) by the ACC but those details are
yet to be worked out.
If you are interested in being part of this
training please contact Walter Felton by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that I can start
compiling a list of participants.