I want to loudly express my joy in learning that the American Canoe Association has just approved its newest Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor Trainer, Charles “C.C.” Williams, adding this qualification to his Whitewater Kayaking and Swiftwater Rescue Instructor certifications and considerable existing teaching abilities. I’ve been mentoring C.C. for the past year on his path toward this goal of becoming an Instructor Trainer and I think it has been as rewarding experience for me as I hope it has been for him. During our mentorship C.C. was named ACA’s Kokatat Instructor of the Month, but that award surprised me not in the least. C.C. is one of the most motivated, creative thoughtful instructors with whom I’ve had the honor to work and he is one of a new crop who I think will forge the future of paddlesports education as we know it.
C.C. is the Outdoor Education Coordinator for the City of Rock Hill, SC Parks Recreation and Tourism Department’s A.L.L. Outdoors program and a member of the SC State Council of ACA.
Congratulations C.C.! This is a well-deserved and hard-earned accomplishment.