Adaptive Paddling Workshop – 2019 ACA Instructor Trainer Conference

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019
All Day

Rice River Center
3701 John Tyler Memorial Hwy
Charles City, VA, 23030

The 2019 ACA IT Conference will be held in Richmond, VA on October 4-6, 2019.  Adaptive Expedition will host a pre conference 2.5-day Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW) on October 1-3 at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice River Center.  The Rice River Center is a 30 Minute Drive from Downtown Richmond.

The ACA APW can count one time as an Instructor Update.

Course Overview:
The ACA APW is designed for instructors, outfitters, recreation program managers, trip leaders, rehabilitation specialists and those who want to include people with physical disabilities in paddlesport programs, Adaptive Paddling Workshops teach instructors how to compensate for a paddler’s loss of function due to physical disability and how to adapt equipment and instruction, focusing on the paddler’s ability.  Adaptive Paddling Workshops include hands-on learning in both a classroom and in calm, protected waters.

Course Prerequisites: 
Be a current certified ACA Paddling Instructor at L-1 or above

Tuesday, October 1st from 4:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2nd from 9:00AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 3rd from 9:00AM – 5:00 PM

The cost of course enrollment includes on-site shared lodging in the Inger Rice Lodge.   Each room has 4 bunks, the course enrollment fee includes one bunk.  If you want a private room or to share a room with only one other person, arrangements can be made, and an additional fee will be charged.  Send an email to

$395 for Instructor Endorsement Candidates.  Course fee includes all course equipment and materials.  Please register through the link below.  Fee payment page will appear after you click on the registration confirmation email (please check your spam folder if you do not receive the registration confirmation email).

To participate for free on October 3 as a paddlesport student with a physical disability, please send an email to

Instructor Endorsement Candidates Register Here  After completing the registration form and online waiver, you must then click on the registration confirmation email (check your spam folder).  The registration confirmation email will direct you to the fee payment page.