Welcome to the ACA

The American Canyoneering Academy (formerly the American Canyoneering Association) is the premier source for training, technical information and services for recreational canyoneers, canyon leaders, guides and rescue professionals in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and around the globe.

Founded in 1999 to …
• Promote safety, self-reliance and ethics through education.
• Facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among an international canyoneering community.
• Provide venues for networking between canyoneers; regionally, nationally and internationally.

The primary focus of the ACA is education and training.
Through our courses, workshops, meetups and online information, the ACA has been and continues to be, instrumental in setting standards and providing leadership for the canyoneering community.

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Founded Oct 29, 2009

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