ACA AC-AP Curriculum Development Summit – Event

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
All Day

Seabrook Island
2810 Seabrook Island Rd
Seabrook Island, SC, 29455

Adaptive Expeditions, American Canoe Association (ACA), and Disabled Sports USA invite you to apply to participate in a Curriculum Development Summit to help develop a new ACA Advanced Communications Adaptive Paddling Endorsement (AC-AP Endorsement).

The goal of this Curriculum Development Summit shall be to codify the most effective strategies for teaching and learning, risk assessment and management, and effective facilitation of on-water group dynamics for paddlesports programs that include individuals who have vision impairment or blindness, hearing impairment or deafness, as well as speech, language, and/or perceptual impacts from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and / or other Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), such as stroke, brain tumor, etc.

The resulting product will be a new National Governing Body instructor credentialing which will benefit Veterans and all other people with these disability types. 

All parts of this 3-day 4-night Summit will be held at the beachfront Barrier Island Educational Center at Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, South Carolina.  Travel expenses, single occupancy lodging, per diem, and all meals will be covered for 10-11 Summit participants.  Participants will be expected to arrive in time for dinner on Sunday, May 6, and we will work through 7:30pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Lodging will be provided on May 9 for those wishing to depart on May 10. 

Each of the three days will include 9 to 10–hours of session-time, split equally between conference room based theory development and on-water trial and error theory testing.  Selected participants will be required to produce 8-10 hours of work (research and information synthesis) prior to the summit. 

To create incentive for participants in the Curriculum Development Summit to reconvene and present results, summit participants will receive free registration for the October 2018 ACA Adaptive Paddling Summit (location TBD).

Priority will be given to curriculum content leaders within sports governed by USA Association of Blind Athletes and the USA Deaf Sports Federation as well as specialists in Traumatic Brain Injury with demonstrated knowledge and experience teaching sport and outdoor recreation.

Please follow the link below for more information and to apply:

Summit Logo Beach at Seabrook Oaks over swamp Boardwalk