This course is appropriate for: Camps & Conference Centers offering kayak programs on lakes or rivers; County & City Parks and Recreation Kayak Program Staff or Trip Leaders; Physical Education Programs wishing to teach paddling as a life-time sport; Current Certified Instructors needing updates; Anyone wishing to teach kayaking and gain in their own skills as well; and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts leaders wishing to teach skills and lead trips for Scouting programs. Stay all 3 days OR just for the level certification you wish to achieve. All coursework will be in the Roanoke Valley Area. Classes begin daily at 9:00am and finish around 5:00pm. Instructor candidates are expected to bring a (waterproof) working lunch to each session and plenty of fluids for each day.
COURSE PRICE: $100 per person per day plus your $25 registration and materials fee. A $125 non-refundable deposit (due by May 1) counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 20. LOCATION: Roanoke Area, based from Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA 24090). PREREQUISITE: Must be a current or new member of the American Canoe Association and pay $25 fee to the Safety Instruction and Education Council (SEIC) at time of certification. Note: SEIC fee is included in the course fee for all candidates staying all three days. EQUIPMENT: Instructor Candidates may bring their own boats, paddles, helmets, skirts and lifejackets, OR may rent gear for an additional $30 for the duration of the course. Indicate equipment needs in your Registration Form below. INSTRUCTOR: Beth Wiegandt is a Canoe and Kayak Instructor-Trainer with the ACA, Chair of the ACA River Committee, and ACA Instructor for SUP and River Safety and Rescue. She's been instructing paddlers and leading area trips since 1989. Contact Beth at YourOutdoorClassroom@gmail.com. LODGING: Lodging and camping is separate from your course fees. At Camp Bethel, tent camping is $10 per tent per night. Indicate camping needs on your registration form, OR choose from local hotels. REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 21: A minimum of 5 Instructor Candidates and maximum of 12 ensure that you receive the individual attention you need to succeed in this course. Register on line below. A $125 non-refundable deposit counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 20. QUESTIONS: Contact Beth Wiegandt at YourOutdoorClassroom@gmail.com or 540-556-2594.
Register in 3 steps NOW for this course: 1. Make your deposit payment below through our secure "Register Now" PayPal button using any major credit card or a PayPal account. You must pay your deposit to register on-line, and all additional fees will be billed to you separately by e-mail in a few days. There are no additional fees or surcharges for on-line registration, and you will be able to review your fee prior to payment. 2. Submit Data: After successfully paying your deposit, PayPal will direct your browser to our secure ACA Course Registration Form. Allow at least 10 minutes to complete, and be as thorough as possible before you SUBMIT the form. 3. Get your Confirmation E-mail: After submitting your Registration Form, instructor Beth Wiegandt will contact you via e-mail. Add "YourOutdoorClassroom@gmail.com" to your contacts so that Beth can send you an e-mail with links to your course information, a required Health Form, any additional payments due, and important information about your course.
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WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING: Thank you so much for giving our kids another amazing year at Camp Bethel. The storms during the week never had us concerned, because we trusted how you would handle it. Thank you for keeping them safe. The counselors were fun and friendly and fabulous! We're not sure if it happens in the screening and hiring process or in the training, but we are so impressed with ALL of your counselors! It's a great feeling to see our kids in the care of people worth emulating-smart, fun, patient, talented, ambitious, and most-importantly GOD loving and following! Thank You! Sincerely, John and Julia Bouldin