American Canyoneering Association Media Kit 2011-2012
The American Canyoneering Association (ACA) is the premier source for training, certification, and services for recreational canyoneers, canyon guides, and rescue professionals in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Learn more…
The ACA is a non-profitorganization founded in 1999 thatwas created with the purpose of ... • Promoting safety, self-reliance, and ethics through education. • Facilitating the exchange of ideas and information among an international canyoneering community.• Providing venues for networking between canyoneers; regionally, nationally, and internationally.
The ACA Provides Education and Training The ACA is the only internationally-recognized organization in America that offers technical canyoneering courses, as well as professional canyon guide and canyon rescue certifications. Through the courses, workshops, rendezvous, meetups, and informative online forums, the ACA continues to be instrumental in setting standards and providing leadership for the canyoneering community.
Connect With Canyon RendezvousOther Canyoneers The ACA’s Canyon Rendezvous offer canyoneers a totally unique way to discover new canyons while • Discover New Canyons giving them an opportunity to make new friends, share ideas and information, and to learn new skills and techniques. The original intent of the • Meet like-minded people Canyon Rendezvous was to provide canyoneering students with opportunities to practice their skills • Learn tricks of the trade and techniques. These fun gatherings have become a favorite benefit for ACA members. During Canyon Rendezvous, volunteers organize• Improve canyoneering skills canyoneering trips each day, intended for canyoneers of various skill levels. Other • Have fun & make friends rendezvous activities typically include skills workshops, gear demos, slide and film presentations, gear swaps, door prizes, and raffles. Learn more…
Other Ways to Connect Canyoneering Meetups BSA Climbing and Canyoneering MeetupsACA Canyoneering Meetup events include These meetups provide a resource for Boy informal get-togethers, canyoneering Scout leaders who want to provide trips, workshops, and practice climbing/rappelling, and canyoneering sessions. Many of these events are programs for their units. Participation free and open to the public. Some may is open to active Scouters throughout require a small fee to cover expenses. the western United States and beyond. Others may be open only to members Posted events will include Climb On of the American Canyoneering Safely, BSA Climbing Instructor, Association. Canyoneering Leader courses, and Scout Leader only canyoneering trips .
Recreational Canyoneering Courses:Despite the increased popularity in canyoneering as an adventure sport in recent years, many people are still unaware of the inherent risks and the complex technical skills required to enjoy this exciting sport safely. The American Canyoneering Association established the standard curriculum for recreational canyoneers that follows three skill level checklists and provides the most comprehensive technical training available. The curriculum is designed to enhance safety, efficiency, and enjoyment for canyoneers of all experience levels. Recreational canyoneering courses are offered through ACA accredited schools. Learn more…
Training Leaders & GuidesProfessional Guide Certification: One of the goals of the American Canyoneering Association is to raise the technical and professional standards of canyoneering guides in North America and Latin America to an international standard. The ACA is the only internationally recognized organization in the Americas offering training and certification programs for canyoneering guides. As a result, the ACA has drawn hundreds of guiding students and certification candidates from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America and from around the world. Learn more…Canyon Leader Training: The ACAs Canyon Leader credential is intended for recreational canyoneers who wish to facilitate canyoneering programs in group settings such as scouts, universities, camps, schools, clubs and for the ACA. Learn more…
Professional Rescuer Training & Certification The ACAs Canyon Rescue Technician Course provides students with highly-specialized skills and techniques for rescue in extreme canyoneering situations. Special emphasis is placed on applying these skills and techniques in confined space and strong water current. Students will work through a number of practical exercises presented as "what if" scenarios. Canyon Rescue Technician is an ideal course for professional rescuers, Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, backcountry rangers, and law enforcement officials who must access technical canyon terrain. Learn more…
ACA’s Online Forum:• Photo Gallery The ACA’s online forum offers members and invaluable library of information and• Videos and Multi-media resources related to canyoneering. The ACA forum provides a wealth of information including videos, a link directory of resources• Link Directory and much more. Learn more….• Trip Reports• Blogs•Multiple technicalcanyoneering forums
Media ContactsStephanie ParnellStephanie@adventuremedianews.com832.755.7661Rich Carlsonrcwild@canyoneering.net435.590.8889