Welcome to WeKanu! Canoes and kayaks offer great recreational, nature and fitness experiences. We serve the staffs of camps, outfitters, paddlesport retailers, outdoor ed programs and other groups of paddling enthusiasts who are seeking higher levels of knowledge and mastery in canoe and kayak through Instructor Certification or on-water safety clinics.

As certified Instructor Trainers through the American Canoe Association we offer these programs as well as web based resources for anyone to use (Places to Paddle; List of area Instructors).

We highly recommend anyone on our list of instructors (certified by WEKANU ) as a resource for paddle instruction and safety.  Be sure to check our list of instructors, to find a certified instructor near you!

Our commitment is to training those who will help others to have richer and safer paddling experiences.

Happy Paddling!



Paddling Instruction & Instructor Certification

As avid paddlers and ACA Certified Instructor Trainers,

Jeff and Laura help people

develop skills and confidence on the water

-- in and out of their canoe or kayak.


Our Services

Wekanu works with groups, individuals and organizations to provide safety, fun and education

in a flatwater paddling environment.


~ Small Group Skills Clinics

~ ACA Instructor Certification

~ Safety and Rescue Clinics


We are certified to teach paddling in solo & tandem canoe, freestyle canoe & recreational & touring kayak.



April 26, May 14 & 15

L1 Intro Kayaking IDW/ICE

Buffalo RIverKeeper


5/20 - 22


Kid's s Kayak Program

**Volunteer Instructors Needed**


6/6 & 7

L1 Intro Kayak IDW/ICE

Camp Chingachgook, Lake George, NY

for registration information



6/8 & 9

L1 Intro Canoe IDW/ICE

Camp Chingachgook, Lake George, NY

for registration information




L2 Essentials 2-plex Touring IDW/ICE

Canoe Solo/Tandem &  Kayak Touring

ADK Heart Lake, Lake Placid, NY

for registration information



Adirondack Canoe Symposium

July 14-17, 2016

Adirondacks, New York


Midwest Canoe Symposium

September 9-11, 2016

Peninsula, Ohio


Pine Barrens Functional

FreeStyle Workshop

October 14-16, 2016

Camp Ockanickon, Medford, NJ


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