(3 Year Certification)

Recommended for: Camp Staff, Girl Scout/Boy Scout/Trip Leaders, Teachers.

Running Time: 7 Hour

Small Craft Safety

Taking a Small Craft Safety Class

This class covers general considerations for operating small watercrafts safely (including the general principles of water safety, water safety in moving-water environments and legal requirements); guidelines for trip planning, supervision and preparing for emergencies; water rescue skills for self-rescue, as well as for assisting others in an aquatic emergency; emergency care for selected conditions; and craft-specific information for the safe operation of canoes, kayaks, sailboats and rowboats.

In addition our class also teaches how to effectively recognize and respond to small craft emergencies and provide  appropriate rescue techniques. Those  teaches all the canoe strokes,  parts of the canoe, how to  select a canoe, how to select a PFD. Rescue techniques will be covered, including self-rescue and  rescuing others. Sometime will be spent on how to teach campers how to canoe and kayak, but no  instructor certification will be issued. Small Craft Safety Canoeing & Kayaking Certifications will  be issued and are valid for 3 years. This course meets the ACA Standard PA 20 and meets boating training guidelines established by NY DOH.