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

Outdoor Adventure Connection

Five Rivers MetroParks Outdoor Recreation

Whitewater Warehouse

Great Miami Outfitters

Wright State University Outdoor Resource Center

University of Dayton Outdoor Engagement Center

Tomfoolery Outdoors

Gregory Wolfe Associates Canoe Sports

Want to enjoy the trails but need to rent gear?

Great Miami Outfitters

Whitewater Warehouse

Wright State Outdoor Resource Center

University of Dayton Outdoor Engagement Center

K & G Bike Center

Bike Way Bike Shop

Corner Cone & Dairy Bar & Bike Rental

Twin Creek Kayak and Canoe Livery

Valleywood Ski & Snowboard Shop

Five Rivers MetroParks