ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

Friday, June 3, 2022 - Sunday, June 5, 2022
All Day

Troy & Dollie Smith Family YMCA
700 W Saratoga St.
Shawnee, OK, 74804

APW hosted by Adaptive Expeditions

2.5-day Schedule:
Friday, June 3, 2022 (5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Saturday, June 4, 2022 (8:30am-5:30pm)
Sunday, June 5, 2022 (8:30am – 5:30pm)

Troy & Dollie Smith Family YMCA
700 W Saratoga St.
Shawnee, OK 74804

$360 + ($25 for online learning portion)
Course fee can be paid by check or credit card.  Credit Card payments will need to include a 3% processing fee.  Call or email to make arrangements:
Joe – (843) 637-7269

Instructor Endorsement Candidates are encouraged to bring their own equipment.  Email if you need to borrow equipment for the course: Denoda Martin –

For anyone with a physical disability who is interested in becoming a paddler, the final day of this APW offers a perfect opportunity to learn from experts about how to modify equipment and techniques to paddle kayaks comfortably, safely, and with a high level of independence and performance. To participate for free during the final day of this APW please email Denoda Martin –

At the core of the ACA Adaptive Paddling Program, Adaptive Paddling Workshops (APWs) provide the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports.  ACA Certified Instructors can earn the Adaptive Paddling Endorsement.  Other paddlers who are not yet Instructors can earn an ACA Certificate of Completion.  Basic pre-existing paddling skills will be necessary to pass the course.

American Canoe Association logoInstructors who want to register for the workshop please send an email to or call Joe at (843) 637-7269.

Registration will close on April 24, 2022 or when the workshop fills to capacity.

Click here for more information about the ACA Adaptive Paddling Program.

Three Paddlers on the water