Canoe ~ Kayak ~ SUP ~ Raft ~ Rescue

2017-2019 Education Director Steve Sassaman

Introducing Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director

It’s my pleasure to welcome Steve into the ACA-PA Executive Council. Currently I’ve not met Steve, but he has a great first name that I’m fond of. He also looks like he is excited about paddle sports and that is exactly what Pennsylvania needs to get the word out about the great padding opportunities in PA.  -Steve Barber ACA-PA State Director

Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director

Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director

Steve is stoked about recreational paddling.

Steve began paddling in 2004 at a residential summer camp where he taught recreational canoeing. As he continued to develop his passion for teaching others in the outdoors, the water was always a central part of his focus. In 2012 Steve became a member of the ACA and began his coastal kayaking instructional journey. Steve has recently gotten into whitewater kayaking and has dabbled with SUP. Currently he serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Outdoor Adventure Pursuits at West Chester University where he coordinates outdoor experiential education programs including backpacking, climbing, and of course paddling. He holds a Master of Education Degree from Abilene Christian University and is a National Outdoor Leadership School Outdoor Educator graduate.

You can contact Steve Sassaman for more information if you would like.

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2 days ago

ACA - Pennsylvania

This video features Charlie Walbridge demonstrating how to use prusiks, pulleys in a Z-drag haul system. He's also giving great insights into the rig and equipment as he educates during the ACA Swiftwater Rescue Symposium in Dilsboro North Carolina.
Visit his website for more information from Charlie Walbridge:charliewalbridge.com/
Created during the ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference in Dillsboro North Caronlina on the Tuckaseegee River.
Visit: americancanoe-pa.com/ for more information
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3 days ago

ACA - Pennsylvania

This video features Charlie Walbridge demonstrating the use of a Bachman Knot in a Z-drag hauling system.
Visit his website for more information from Charlie Walbridge:charliewalbridge.com/
Created during the ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference in Dillsboro North Caronlina on the Tuckaseegee River.
Visit: americancanoe-pa.com/ for more information
Filmed and edited by Unit4media
unit4media.com/
#unit4media, #ACA, #charliewalbridge, #swiftwaterrescue, #SWR,
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7 days ago

ACA - Pennsylvania

An unexpected kayak companion.

Grace Griffaton TV
When you go kayaking you may expect to see some wildlife, but you probably don't expect to come head to head with a rabid beaver. You'll have to watch to see how it ends.

MORE: via.fox43.com/RAv6T
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1 week ago

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ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue
Do you know who Sage Donnelly is? Well you should! The 17 year-old recently won the first gold medal ever in extreme slalom. See what her long-term goals as she breaks down her plans with Planet Canoe...
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