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Adaptive paddling - training course

Training Course

22-30 June 2022 | Námestovo, Slovak Republic

Adaptive paddling is an outdoor training course for youth workers, trainers, therapists and experiential education instructors who would like to get new experience and knowledge when working with people with disabilities in kayaks.

The aim of the training course will be to develop your skills and toolboxes for working with young people with disabilities in an outdoor context on water. The long-term perspective is to encourage partner organizations to run water-based programs and work with youth and adults with various disabilities.

For whom?
• Trainers, educators, instructors, therapists, facilitators, youth workers or volunteers working with youth and adults
• Motivated to learn new methods of experiential education
• Interested in outdoor activities

What will you get from this training course?
• Develop your capabilities and skills for work with young people and young people from a disadvantaged backgrounds
• Learn new experiential education methods
• Learn and practice new safety and technical skills for water-based program
• You will receive an attendance certificate and Youthpass certificate
• American Canoe Association Instructors will receive Endorsement

Adaptive paddling workshop consists of:
The core of the workshop provides the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports. We will focus on four key topics:
1. Language, Etiquette and Interaction
2. Cultivating Seamless Integration
3. Adaptive Outfitting Concepts & Goals
4. Mechanics of Adaptive Outfitting for Paddlesports, the workshop involves hands-on learning in both a classroom and in calm, protected waters.

The training course will take part in Slovakia on the Orava reservoir (lake). We will use mainly sea (touring) kayaks. Adaptive paddling workshop and short expedition will take part on flat water.


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovak Republic

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Therapists

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Outward Bound Slovakia (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Michal Keim


Phone: +421 918 340 228


Participation fee

We will ask you to confirm your presence by payment the fee 99€/person in advance in after confirmaton of your selection. Your participation fee covers the rental of sea kayak, paddle, life jacket, drybag and spray deck, including transportation costs of the equipment.
In case you have your own kayak and other equipment mention above, the participation fee is 49€.

Accommodation and food

The Erasmus+ grant covers food, accommodation and travel costs.

Travel reimbursement

Croatia: max. 180€/person if traveling less than 499km; 275€/person if traveling more than 500km
Germany: max. 275€/person
Slovakia: max. 180€/person
Czech Rep.: max. 180€/person

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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