Skill building can come in a variety of ways; from friends, clubs, or just research and online tutorials and that may be enough to launch or take your outdoor lifestyle to the next level.  However, if you seek professional instruction from certified outdoor professionals the Dayton region is lucky enough to have professionals who can help.

Our region has professional instructors who hold certifications in among other things;

  • American Canoe Association Canoe, Kayak, SUP, and Adaptive Certifications
  • Leave No Trace Trainer and Master Educators
  • Wilderness Education Association Certified Outdoor Leaders
  • American Mountain Guides Certified Instructors
  • League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors
  • Wilderness First Responders
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association Certified Instructors

Many of these instructors work for or do contract work with the following organizations.

Bill Johnson Guided Tours

Five Rivers MetroParks Outdoor Recreation

Great Miami Outfitters

Gregory Wolfe Associates Canoe Sports

Outdoor Adventure Connection

Tomfoolery Outdoors

Trek and Paddle Adventures

University of Dayton Outdoor Engagement Center

Whitewater Warehouse

Wright State University Outdoor Resource Center

Want to enjoy the trails but need to rent gear?

Corner Cone & Dairy Bar & Bike Rental

Great Miami Outfitters

K & G Bike Center

Trek and Paddle Adventures

Twin Creek Kayak and Canoe Livery

University of Dayton Outdoor Engagement Center

Valleywood Ski & Snowboard Shop

Whitewater Warehouse

Wright State Outdoor Resource Center

Whitman’s Bike Way Bike Shop

Five Rivers MetroParks