Fall Courses and Adventures



ACA Coastal Kayak Day Trip Leader  $195.00 Level 2-3 9/27-28 Register Now
If you participate in group paddling trips and have or want to assume a leadership role then this course is for you.  We’ll explore a range of leadership skills including group management, rescues of boats and swimmers, risk management and lots more.

Youghiogheny River Adventure $325.00 Level 2-4 October 24-26 Register Now
“The Yough” in southwest Pennsylvania is one of the premier whitewater rivers in our area. It is a dam controlled river with guaranteed flows when other rivers may not be runnable.  This 3 day learning trip will help you hone your river running and playing skills on the Class 2 and Class 3 rapids of the Yough.

Tybee Island Ocean Skills Week  $1,099.00 November 11-17   Register Now for 5 days of coaching, 6 nights lodging and 13 meals all for $1,099.00.  Join us for 5 amazing days on one of the most unique islands on the east coast.  Tybee Island Surf Week takes full advantage of all Tybee has to offer paddlers.  We will play and learn on her great surf beaches, back bays full of wildlife, and the world famous “Triangle” tidal race.

The Gales Storm Gathering (link will take you away from The Power of Water site)  While not an official POW event, we will be coaching again at this years Gales Storm Gathering based around Grand island and Pictured Rocks. October 3-5

Kayak Fresh Start  $60.00 Level 1-3  September 26, 5:00 – 8:00   Register Now
Kayak Fresh Start is for those with some prior kayaking experience but with little or no formal training.  We’ll build off what you already know and refine it and add to it to make you a more efficient paddler in greater control of your kayak. If you want to paddle further with less effort, turn your kayak with ease or move sideways effectively then Kayak Fresh Start will get you going.

River Rescue 2 $75 Level 2-4 9/24 Register Now
So now we look at how to manage your gear and your groups stuff in a rescue environment. Basic boat handling skills in current and self rescue required. Group dynamics and some rope work will be introduced.
Venue – Huron River

River Rescue 3  $125.00 Level 2-3 9/30 10:00 – 5:00 Register Now
Got a boat stuck on a log or a paddler stranded on a midstream rock or need to cross a swift current with a swimmer?  This course will help you solve all these issues and more.
Venue – Huron River

Intro to Moving Water 1 $60 Level 1-2 2-6pm 9/30 Register Now
Looking at the river in a whole new way. Boat handling, hazard awareness and solutions, moving in and out of mild current and safety. Everyone needs these skills, plus it is FUN! Venue – Grand River


LEVEL 1 – Little to no experience, open to learning.
LEVEL 2 – Ability to control your boat on flat water. Move sideways, forward, turn, stop and reverse. Comfortable in water. Some exposure to rescues.
LEVEL 3 – Add wind (10-15 knots), waves (1-2 feet) and/or current (Class I-II). Still smiling, comfortable and able to rescue yourself or your group.
LEVEL 4 – Kick it up another notch and add some solid navigation skills.