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July 17 - 21, 2024

"This place will change your life"





 The American Canoe Association (ACA) was founded in 1880 and is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the broader paddling public by providing educational programs, supporting stewardship initiatives that affect paddlers, and offering competition opportunities to athletes of all abilities.

The ACA has worked diligently for generations. Our coaching staff have gone through ACA training and many of our participants are members. Join now and support the work in addition to getting great deals and other benefits. 

Join the ACA

Support paddlesports in the United States and beyond.

Get access to multiple discounts and other great benefits