Dominica July 2022

  The ACA has recently returned from certifying 6 Professional Guides and 1 Assistant Canyon Leader on the Caribbean island of Dominica.  Joe Storms, Bruce Shapiro and myself spent 8 days in a stunning jungle environment, training and assessing the … Read More

Guide.Leader.Aspirant.Rendezvous 2022 / GLAR

Howdy ACA GLAR 22’ Attendees-  Hopeful that everyone has arrived home safely.  Well, it has been another safe and successful GLAR, and I want to send a quick thanks out to all  who contributed.  Which is all of you.  Bringing … Read More

ACA Updated Skill Assessment Format

Greetings Members – The American Canyoneering Association has a new Skill Assessment format.  In response to Member input (thank you), we have refined elements of the program that is working well, and added new items to help us Assess your … Read More

ACA’s Newest Pro Guide!

The American Canyoneering Association would like to congratulate Guillaume Coupier for the successful completion of the ACA’s Pro Guide assessment and certification.  He is the owner-operator of a canyoning guide service in Western Canada (gorgeous canyons) and is a respected … Read More

ACA Sovereign Canyoneer Skills List

  Hello ACA Canyoneers- The formal skills list for the new Sovereign Canyoneer Course is complete and posted on the ACA Website.  Yay!  This new recreational level training program is for our Members who seek a higher level of training … Read More

ACA Certifies Four New Pro Guides

  The ACA is pleased to congratulate Brent McCormick, Andrew Jimenez, Scott Embley and Scott Barlow for the successful completion of their ACA Pro Guide Certification.  Each of them arrived in Mexico completely prepared to learn and grow as leaders, … Read More

Assistant Canyon Leader

  Howdy Team ACA. Hope this note finds all well. This message is to ensure there is no confusion or ambiguity regarding the change from “CL1″ to “Assistant Canyon Leader” title.  Here’s the short and sweet version of the previous … Read More

2022 PHF

  2022 PHF What an extraordinary response to this announcement. It really is devoloping into a very fine and fun event! Based on the enthusiasm, we are going to either expand the numbers of folks able to attend or select … Read More

ACA Leader Program Changes/Adjustments

  Howdy CL1’s- Hoping this note finds you all well.  I wanted to send a message to you as a group, to discuss the change-adjustment to the CL1 title in our ACA Leader Program.  Change can be disruptive and frustrating, … Read More

2021 End of Season & 2022 Season Updates

  The Circle of Trust Grows I want to start off with a huge thank you to all ACA Members, families and friends. It has been on an extraordinary two year adventure for the American Canyoneering Association, one with uncertain … Read More

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