Paddle and Trail excited to offer a full range of paddlesport courses through our new Outdoor Leadership Center. OLC courses will be taught at all our locations. The OLC is known as a premiere center for both whitewater and sea kayak instruction in the Midwest and is recognized as an ACA Pro School and a Sea Kayaking UK Expedition Center. The Outdoor Leadership Center education programs are designed to bring the student along a “Path of Progression”. Starting with building a foundation of skill and knowledge, then moving the student forward towards independence. From beginners wondering if the sport is for them, to novices learning effective strokes. From intermediate paddlers aspiring to develop seamanship, to advanced paddlers seeking awards and coaching certifications. We offer a complete range of instruction, awards and certification in the sport of paddling through the ACA and BCU.
Our instructors love to paddle and hope to open up the world of paddlesports to you! Holding both American Canoe Association (ACA) and British Canoe Union (BCU) certifications, these coaches use innovative and fun methods of learning in our training offerings. They care about your learning progression and safety and will help you have fun out on the water!
- Sea Kayaking
- Whitewater Canoe
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- Safety and Rescue
- Become an Instructor or Coach
Learn more about course available by viewing our calendar of events or calling .