Category Archives: Instruction

Kayak Fishing Camp in the Berkshires

Berkshires, MA kayak fishing camp hosted by Paddle Fish

The Berkshires region of western Massachusetts contains abundant water for paddling and fishing for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, as well as northern pike.

Campers spend the week learning paddling skills and safety from certified ACA instructors and expert anglers while staying at a house located on Greenwater Pond and fishing nearby lakes like Buckley Dunton, Woods Pond, as well as the Housatonic River.

Paddle Fish will extend a 20% discount for registration through the month of March for all ACA members.

For more information, visit or contact Tee Clarkson at 804-687-1869

Kayak Fishing Camp in the Berkshires



Become an ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor

Are you ready to become an ACA certified Coast Kayak instructor? Chris Raab will be teaching Levels 1, 2 and 3 and give updates as needed
May 16, 17, 18    (IDW)
June 14, 15         (ICE)

Location: ACA Camp at Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park, New York

Assessment Overview: To become an ACA certified instructor you must satisfactorily complete both an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).

Below are the ACA links to the requirements for each level.  It is highly recommended that all participants attend all five days of instruction since assessment is ongoing throughout the entire instructional period.

Level 1 Requirements

Level 2 Requirements

Level 3 Requirements

Cost:  $640 which includes:  3 lunches, 1 camp potluck, a dinner and Divisional fees.

RSVP ASAP to Linda Peterson at

Make Your Own Greenland Paddle

Greenland Style Paddle Making Workshop!
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9am – 5pm
Pavilion at Lake Sebago (ACA camp in Harriman State Park)

Chris Raab of Tuktu Paddles is going to conduct a Greenland style paddle-making workshop at the ACA camp located in Harriman State Park, on Saturday, May 10.  Fee is $130 for ACA members and $135 for Non-ACA members which includes supplies and lunch. The workshop is limited to 15 people so please register quickly.
*Deadline for registration is April. 10*.

*If interested, contact Linda Peterson at*

No special special skills are required to participate in this class, anyone can make a paddle. The workshop will be held outside so please dress appropriately.

What will be provided:

Instruction and guidance throughout the day. A cedar paddle blank (unless you have requested other materials) Tools as needed (if possible, please try to bring your own tools. A list will be submitted when you register).

Any questions regarding on paddle making, please refer to Chris Raab’s website:

When you register, you will get more more instructions on what needs to be done before the class starts.

Linda Peterson  Camp Director of Lake Sebago

Hudson River Greenland Festival

Save the Date

The 8th Hudson River Greenland Festival will be held Thursday, June 26th through Sunday, June 29th at Croton Point Park.

 Share in our on-water and off-water programs for adults, as well as youths, ages 8 and up. Instruction in strokes, rolls and rescues.

 Registration opens April 1st. See our website‎ for information.

 Our guests this year include Jenna Padilla (Maligiaq’s sister) and Unnungulak, Qaanat Katuffiat Secretary, and festival regular Dubside. Don Beale of Beale Paddles, Oregon, will hold a paddle carving class Friday.

 See you there!

 The HRGF Team

ACA Rolling Endorsement – June 2-3, 2012

Chris Raab ( will be doing a rolling endorsement at Lake Sebago on June 2-3. This event is for people who want to learn how to teach rolling. In order to participate in this event you must be able to effectively do at least one type of roll. In order to be assessed, you must be any level ACA instructor.

This event is only open to ACA members. The fee for this event is $260 for the 2 days and includes the  ACA daily. Please RSVP to me ( by May 25 if you are interested in participating in this instruction since there are still a few openings.

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.


Linda Peterson

Camp Director of ACA/Lake Sebago