June ACA L3 IDW/ICE Breezy Point

IDW June, 16 - 18, 2019

ICE June, 19 - 21, 2019

Breezy Point, Brooklyn


Experienced expedition paddler Dov Neimand and wizard on the water Dale Williams will be running an L3 coastal kayak instructor development workshop (IDW) followed by an L3 coastal kayak instructor certification exam (ICE) in Jamaica Bay and off Breezy Point.  The focus of the IDW will revolve around four central goals.


  • Prepare instructor candidates for for their L3 instructor certification exam.
  • Help instructor candidates to develop a solid individual kayaking pedagogy.
  • Sharpen and develop candidates personal paddling and group management skills in L3 conditions.
  • Have fun, make friends, network, and sing kumbaya. (disclaimer: no singing is likely to take place, but we can always hope.)


The ICE will additionally focus on the following.

  • Accurately assess and certify paddlers at their teaching level up to L3.


If you are an L3 assessed paddler and ready to start teaching others, then this course if for you.  If you are not an L3 paddler, but think you might have what it takes, reach out to me and we’ll talk.

Dov Neimand is an experienced teacher with over 4,000 expedition nautical miles under his belt.  Everything that can go wrong, has happened to him, and he has a track record of making sure it doesn't happen to his students.

Dale Williams is an ACA L-5 Instructor Trainer Educator (ITE).  There is no higher designation in the ACA and Dale is known for his detailed knowledge of all things kayaking.  A former paragliding, and ski instructor, Dale knows adventure sports and has a unique style that results in students growing their skills in challenging environments.

The price is $150/day for instructor candidates and $75/day for practice students.  Spaces are limited, so book your spot now!

Spaces can be reserved with a non refundable down-payment of $100.  Reservations made after May 15th will incur a late fee of $25.  All final payments must be made before the course starts.

The course will be based around Breezy Point and Jamaica Bay with classroom time and camping at Floyd Bennett Field.  If you intent to camp with us, reach out and get a site close by.

While strongly encouraged, it is not necessary that you sign up for both the IDW and ICE, if you only want to take one of the courses at this time.

Contact KayakDov@gmail.com or call Dov at 201 281 1530 with any questions.

For course criteria, check out the ACA website.

Can’t wait to see you on the water!


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