This is an intensive 3 day course and is best suited for experienced stand up paddlers looking to share their passion of SUP with others. While there isn't a prerequesite for technical paddling ability, it's highly recommended that all participants arrive feeling comfortable with the skills listed in the ACA Level 1 and Level 2 SUP Skills Assessment Criteria. During this course we'll discuss and practice teaching strategies, group management concepts, technical skills, and rescue skills.
About the Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton
Ben is a certified American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer Educator. He comes from a background of outdoor education and has worked with a variety of paddling schools throughout the country and abroad including Otter Bar Kayak School, Nantahala Outdoor Center, National Outdoor Leadership School, and DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking. Ben works very hard to build a “student centered” atmosphere that caters to meeting students "where they are" and addressing what they need and want. This “student centered” focus is built on a foundation of a positive learning environment where students are encouraged to ask questions and experiment.