Outdoor Adventure Program
Outdoor Skills Courses and Certifications
ACA Level 2-4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification Course
Course dates: 3/13 - 14, 3/20, 4/24 - 25
The ACA whitewater kayak instructor certification is the gold standard for kayak instruction in the US. If you are looking to improve your skills and share your passion for paddling, this is a way to take your personal boating to a whole new level. With this certification, you will have everything you need to start teaching classes of your own.
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The nature of many OAP trips inherently incorporate Covid-19 health and safety best practices. Activities such as kayaking, biking, and hiking all allow for social distancing and the use of outdoor space without changing the nature of the activity. We do ask that participants keep masks accessible during our programs for the times when social distancing or the use of outdoor space isn’t as easily achieved (for example, gear distribution at the start of a program, group breaks, first aid, etc).
All program gear is thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and rested between use. After you sign up for an OAP trip you should anticipate receiving a phone call and an email from our staff. This is our way of touching base, making sure our health and safety concerns are clear, and answering any questions you may have.
In addition to the steps our program staff is taking we ask that you follow these guidelines:
The One VCU: Responsible Together website provides a list of what is expected of VCU students when it comes to COVID-19. In addition, page 9 of the Rec Sports reopening member guide, contains the OAP’s specific policies and guidelines.
All VCU students and OAP participants are expected to self-screen for the following symptoms in addition to filling out VCU’s daily health survey at dailyhealth.vcu.edu/.
If you present any of the following symptoms prior to attending a trip, stay home and follow VCU’s protocols for Student COVID-19 reporting. You will be given a full refund or credit on your account.