Adaptive Paddling

Adaptive Paddling
  • All people deserve access to outdoor recreation. Seabirds International is working with several organizations and dedicated volunteers in Western New York to grow Adaptive Paddling.

    Adaptive Paddling Workshop

    Interested in making paddlesport accessible to those with physical disabilities? 

    Seabirds is excited to offer this course again in Western NY with Joe Moore of Adaptive Expeditions http://adaptiveexpeditions.org/ April 6th-8th 2018.

    Adaptive Paddling Workshops (APWs) provide the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports.  This course involves hands-on learning in both a classroom and in an accessible pool.

    These workshops are designed to provide instructors, outfitters, recreation program providers, and rehabilitation professionals with the information they need to help people new to the sport how to achieve their paddling goals.

    Volunteers with physical disabilities wishing to try paddlesports are welcome to observe the course in exchange for free instruction on Sunday. Volunteers are expected only to participate on Sunday from 9am-5pm.

    6th April- 8th April 2018

    Friday April 6th 4pm-7pm

    Saturday April 7th 8:30am-5pm

    Sunday April 8th  8:30am-5:30pm

    Cost & Booking

    $350 per candidate includes materials, venue, instructors, kayaks for adapting

    Spaces limited, to book contact Andrea on seabird.ava@gmail.com

    Candidates to bring:


    Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving NY- http://cattarauguscommunitycenter.com/

    Certificates for ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

    * American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors to earn the Adaptive Paddling Endorsement

    *Candidates other than ACA instructors to earn the Certificate of Completion


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    Adaptive Paddler getting into kayak
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    Adaptive Paddlers in pool

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