ACA Level 3-4 River Kayak Instructor Update

skill level:   advanced
ages:   adult
price:   $375.00
deposit:   $100.00
prerequisite:   Current ACA L3-4 Kayak Instructor

This is a two day course for current American Canoe Association L3-4 Kayak Instructors who need to update and keep their instructor certification current. This training is located on the Wolf River near White Lake, WI and hosted by Rutabaga Outdoor Adventures., and will be facilitated by L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator Jordan Taylor on the Wolf River, WI.

When training Instructors Jordan draws from experience training faculty at the Calleva River School (DC Area), National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Madawaska Canoe Center (Ontario) and the North Carolina Outward Bound School, as well as classroom teaching. His focus includes attention to skills and competencies around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, a recent focus of the ACA, and around Teaching & Learning Theory in practice. Like any boater, he also just loves paddling.

ACA Instructor Updates are designed to:
  • Refresh and add to the instructor’s teaching and paddling skills as well as update the instructor’s ACA Instructor certification.
  • Provide current information regarding the curriculum, instructional programs, policies, certification requirements, insurance guidelines, reporting, etc.
  • Serve as continuing education as well as review and verification of teaching and technical skills, group management, etc., along with providing a review of ACA administrative requirements.
Course Prerequisites:
  • All participants must acknowledge personal compliance with the ACA Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC)
  • Be a current ACA instructor in good standing

Registering for and completing the course does not guarantee certification.

Tuition Notes
The Instructor Update Course requires a $100 non-refundable deposit to register, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. A 15-business-day cancellation notice is required to receive a refund on the balance of the course fee.

Lodging at the Gardner Dam Adventure Base is included in the cost.

For course content or certification questions, contact Jordan:
For more information on Jordan visit

Please contact Chloe Machula at Rutabaga ( with any other questions or for clarification!

Jun 22
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin, 23
At: Gardner Dam Adventure Base, White Lake, Wisconsin
Thu, Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Liability Waiver