ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

Saturday, January 8, 2022 - Sunday, January 9, 2022
All Day

UNC Chapel HIll
300 South Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC , 27599

APW hosted by Bridge-to-Sports and UNC Chapel Hill.
This course is full.  Please contact us to get on a waitlist for the next course.

2-day Schedule:
Saturday, January 8, 2022 (8:30am-5:30pm)
Sunday, January 9, 2022 (8:30am – 5:30pm)

Bowman Grey Memorial Pool
300 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

$300 + ($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 of email to make arrangements:
Joe – (843) 637-7269

Instructor Endorsement Candidates are encouraged  to bring their own equipment.  Call if you need to borrow equipment for the course: Joe – (843) 637-7269

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.  However, basic pre-existing paddling skills will be necessary to pass the course.

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 Wes Hall at

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

Registration will close on December 20, 2021 or when the workshop fills to capacity.

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

Three Paddlers on the water