ACA Skills Assessments

This course is designed to evaluate a student’s existing skillset. Students should arrive at the course with previous paddling experience, and they will be assessed alongside a checklist of skills, experience, and knowledge. If successfully completed, the student will receive an assessment credential from the ACA. 

Course Length:
1 Days


*Assessmentcan also be accomplished with 1 day
**Discounts available through NOC lodging and restaurants

Course Dates

ACA Skills Assessment Aug 5th Bryson City, NC $175 Book Now
ACA Skills Assessment Sep 2nd Bryson City, NC $175 Book Now
ACA Skills Assessment Oct 7th Bryson City, NC $175 Book Now

Packing List

NOC provides gear bags, paddling jackets, wetsuits, and booties. Participants will need to provide individual gear outlined below.

Discounts at the Outfitters Store available for course participants

Necessary items

  • Boat, Paddle, PFD, Sprayskirt
  • Shorts or Swimwear
  • Water shoes or old sneakers
  • Synthetic T-shirts
  • Sunscreen/Lip balm
  • Towel and Change of clothes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Clothing and personal items
  • Rain gear
  • Band-Aids/Tape

Optional items

  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Light fleece hoodie/pullover
  • Nose clips
  • Sunglasses and eyeglass strap
  • Hat or visor
  • Ear plugs

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