SKILL BUILDING

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
http://www.johnsonguidedtours.com/

Outdoor Adventure Connection
http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com/

Five Rivers MetroParks Outdoor Recreation
https://www.metroparks.org/things-to-do/active-outdoors/

Whitewater Warehouse
http://www.kayakdayton.com/

Great Miami Outfitters
http://www.greatmiamioutfitters.com/info/gear-equipment-rental

Wright State University Outdoor Resource Center
http://www.wright.edu/campus-recreation/outdoor-recreation/equipment-rental

University of Dayton Outdoor Engagement Center
http://www.udayton.edu/studev/campusrec/outdoor/outdoor_engagement_center.php

Tomfoolery Outdoors
https://www.facebook.com/tomfooleryoutdoors

Gregory Wolfe Associates Canoe Sports
http://www.wolfeassociates.com/canoesports/

Want to enjoy the trails but need to rent gear?

Great Miami Outfitters
http://www.greatmiamioutfitters.com/info/gear-equipment-rental

Whitewater Warehouse
http://www.kayakdayton.com/

Wright State Outdoor Resource Center
http://www.wright.edu/campus-recreation/outdoor-recreation/equipment-rental

University of Dayton Outdoor Engagement Center
http://www.udayton.edu/studev/campusrec/outdoor/gear_rentals.php

K & G Bike Center
http://kgbikes.com/

Bike Way Bike Shop
http://bikewaybikeshop.com/

Corner Cone & Dairy Bar & Bike Rental
https://www.facebook.com/CornerCone

Twin Creek Kayak and Canoe Livery
http://www.twincreekcanoe.com/

Valleywood Ski & Snowboard Shop
http://www.valleywoodski.com/

Five Rivers MetroParks
http://www.metroparks.org/rentals-permits/rentals/equipment/