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American Canoe Association (ACA)

NNWW offers Level 4 ACA Certified Instruction in the disciplines of Whitewater Rafting (Oar & Paddle) as well as Swiftwater Rescue. ACA sanctioned courses carry liability insurance, which is a fantastic benefit! Participants must be ACA Event Members or Annual Members; you will need to complete the “AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP FORM” and make a small payment. This ACA form is both your Liability Waiver and your Membership. I must collect this item from you before running the ACA course! You may choose EITHER:


ACA Annual Membership

Certificate of Completion

ACA Annual Membership ($40) To have your certificate read “Certificate of Completion” and your credentials be entered into the ACA database. If you plan on taking other ACA courses or becoming an instructor eventually, this is a good option. Complete annual membership registration on the ACA website, make the $40 payment to ACA, and turn in a copy of your Membership Form/ Liability Waiver to me either as a hard copy or email attachment.

ACA Event Membership

Certificate of Participation

ACA Event Membership ($10) To have your certificate read “Certificate of Participation” and your info will NOT be saved in the ACA database. If someone does not have an official ACA number at the start of an insured course or event, they join on-site as an Event Member. I will have hard copies on hand at the put in. Turn in a copy of your Event Membership Form/ Liability Waiver to me either as a hard copy or email attachment and pay your $10 in person along with any remaining unpaid course fees.

No ACA Affiliation

No certificate

If a course title does not include ACA, it is still taught to national ACA standards, however there will be no certificates issued after your course completion. Non-ACA courses are covered under NNWW insurance instead of ACA insurance. Non ACA courses allow for charter groups to cover material outside the scope of the ACA curriculum. Non-ACA courses are a good option for "clinics," adaptive classes, and anyone who wants to build their own itinerary.

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Whitewater Rafting
Safety Documents

We respect your business and will keep your info secure! Check out our whitewater safety plan, and more!

Essential Eligibility Criteria

If you do not meet these criteria, you may be eligible to participate in adaptive programs.

Privacy Policy

We have created this privacy policy to help you understand how we collect, store, process, use, and protect your personal information.

Environment &
Resource Protection

All trips must conform to Leave No Trace principles.

Liability Waiver

The undersigned agrees to release liability prior to involvement or participation in programs.

Terms & Conditions

It is your responsibility to understand the rigors of the trip and to represent to us that you are capable of participation. Find your cancellation policy here.

Safety Plan
Minimum Requirements

We focus on preventative safety first but are prepared for accidents that can happen in a dynamic river environment.

Health & Wellness Form

In the interest of your health and well-being, please answer the questions honestly and completely.


It is our responsibility to make sure that future generations will have the same if not better access to public land that offers quality recreational opportunities.

We love our public lands and waterways!

NNWW operates under special use permits with the BLM and Forest Service.

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Non Discrimination Statement:
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, etc.

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