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July 14-18, 2021

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Josh Hall

Paddling Bio

Joshua Hall began his career with Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission in 1996 as a summer camp counselor for the Adventure and Teen venture camp programs. Over the next two years, while working for Charleston County School District, he continued his relationship with CCPRC’s outdoor program as one of the first part-time Climbing Wall Assistants and a facilitator of the Challenge Course.

In 1998 Joshua began his full time career with CCPRC as the Outdoor Program’s Youth Coordinator and Camp Director. In 2002 he became the Water Coordinator and was a member of the team that worked to get CCPRC’s Outdoor Program Accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). CCPRC is the first, and still the only, park and recreation to be accredited by AEE. In 2005 Joshua was promoted to the Manager for the Outdoor Program, a position he currently occupies.

Joshua is most happy when he is teaching in the outdoors and sharing his knowledge with both youth and adult. He is a past Board of Director for the American Canoe Association (ACA), chair of the ACA’s Coastal Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Committee and was previously the Vice Chair of the ACA’s Safety Education and Instruction Council. In 2012 Joshua was the  recipient of the prestigious American Canoe Association’s (ACA) Excellence in Instruction Award

As the current chair of the agency’s East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival, he has continued the tradition of establishing this event as the premier paddlesport event, not only on the east coast but the country as a whole.

”I am very fortunate to work with and for so many wonderful and professional people. Thanks for the opportunity to share my passion with you.”  


L-5 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator – American Canoe Association (ACA)

L-3 Surf & Coastal Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor Trainer Educator

L-2 Touring Canoe Instructor Trainer- ACA

L-3 White water SUP Instructor -ACA

L-4 White Water Kayak Instructor – ACA

Adaptive Paddling Instructor –ACA

Swift Water Rescue – ACA

Paddlesports Leader Provider-British Canoe

Sea Kayak Leader- British Canoe

Dragon Boat Steersperson –Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club

Leave No Trace Trainer – Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

South Carolina Master Naturalist- Clemson Extension

Wilderness First Responder –Wilderness Medical Associates

SafeSport- US Center for SafeSport



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