American Canoe Association

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American Canoe Association (ACA)

Address:7432 Alban Station Blvd, Suite B-232
Springfield, VA 22150

Established: 1880. Description:Promotes canoeing, kayaking, and rafting as wholesome lifetime recreational activities. Sponsors paddling events, works for environmental and paddlers' rights protection, and provides safety education and instructor certification. Members: 45,000. Dues: $40/year.
Publications: Paddler magazine (bimonthly); free to members. ACA News (monthly); free to members.

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Gibson and the other canoeists, my concerns in this article are with the work and workers largely excluded from written and photographic accounts of the yearly encampments and regattas of the American Canoe Association.
One of the enduring legacies of the "canoe boom" and a testament to the success of the boosters and builders was the American Canoe Association (ACA), which gathered for the first time at Lake George, New York, in 1880.
American Canoe Association Yearbook, 1883, 83-014/1, Trent University Archives (hereafter TUA).
American Canoe Association courses include Basic Canoe Preparatory and Fiatwater instructor Certification.
The following courses are offered: High Ropes; American Canoe Association Paddling/River Paddling instructor; JSS/DCM Rifle instructor and Coach; and more.
American Canoe Association documentation from other white-water institutes will also be honored for the Moving Water Instructor component, including:
Mason are Red Cross and American Canoe Association instructor trainers and paddle recreationally.
Additional instructor ratings available from the American Canoe Association include Flat Water Instructor, Freestyle Instructor, Moving Water Instructor, and White Water Instructor.
If completion awards are offered, "in-house" awards are used much more frequently than those available through nationally standardized programs such as the American Red Cross, US SAILING, the American Canoe Association, the National Water Ski Association, or the American Water Ski Association.
On the other hand, US SAILING was listed only 51 times, the American Canoe Association 101 times, and the American Water Ski Association 91 times.
American Canoe Association: The American Canoe Association is currently developing an instructor fundamentals course that specifically targets those who teach in camps.
Sanctioned by the US and American Canoe Associations, race participants will weave their way 2,348 miles down the Mississippi to the finish line, where America's longest river spills into the Gulf of Mexico.

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