ACA Instructor Courses

American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor certification courses for swiftwater rescue and kayaking

We offer 5 day courses or 2 day instructor updates for those interested in teaching kayaking or swiftwater rescue.

Swiftwater Rescue Classes


From introductory courses to advanced rope technique we offer one day to multi day classes taught by ACA certified instructors. Learn how to take care of yourself and others in these classes.

Costa Rica Paddling

Warm water whitewater kayaking on Costa Rica rivers and kayak surfing in the ocean.

Come enjoy warm water paddling in tropical Costa Rica. We offer trips for beginners to advanced paddlers running rivers throughout the country.

Whitewater Clubs

Join us for weekly Colorado River School community paddling events.

Come join the CRS community for weekly paddling sessions and family style BBQ. All our welcome who have taken courses. Click to see dates and times on our Facebook page.

Private Instruction

Private Instruction Rates

Private courses can be arranged for individuals or groups. Topics covered are completely up to you and can range from one on one instruction in the pool for improving roll technique to guided trips on various classes of rivers. Call us so that we can create a program that fits your needs.

Below are our rates for 1 hour, 2 hours, 1/2 day and full day. We can customize courses for any length of time.

Pool Private

1 hour - $50

2 hour - $100

Half Day (3 Hours) First Person $150 Each additional person $75 

Full Day (6 Hours)
First Person $300 Each additional person $150

*Above rates are per person. Private instruction must be booked a few days in advance.

Call for more details: 303-988-2943.