CCAC
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Topics > Sports and Recreations


Advanced Fly Casting Techniques
$129.00 (1 section available)
Designed for the fly angler who wishes to refine their fly-casting techniques to effortlessly cast at all distances and to comfortably present flies when faced with on the water obstacles and situations. Specific topics to include: casting tighter loops, learning the single and double haul and when to use them, casting a fly in tight quarters, casting longer distances, dealing with wind, casting weighted flies and sinking lines, fly casting from a seated and / or kneeling position, casting a fly with accuracy, roll casting techniques, and specific presentation casts. Beginner or intermediate fly-fishing lass experience or some fly-fishing experience is needed.

Bicycling From Pittsburgh to Dc: How to Plan, Prep and Pack
$39.00 (1 section available)
If you're interested in riding the 330+ miles between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Trail, this workshop will answer all your questions. How much training is needed? How many miles per day? What to wear? What to pack? Where to stay? Sample itineraries, plus information on weather, gear, bike repair, accommodations, camping, food, SAG support, and much more.

Go Hiking! West Hills Hikes
$69.00 (1 section available)
Go hiking at Montour Woods Conservation Area to explore over 10 miles of trails that include community connections to Moon Park, the Montour Trail, and other greenway connections in the works. Navigate land around former Nike missile site and enjoy sustainable woodland trails, streams, a waterfall, human and natural history that is all part of the Hollow Oak Land Trust. Come and appreciate the protected and preserved greenspace. Some trails may include steep slopes and flood plains so hiking boots are strongly suggested. The first class will meet at the Montour Woods Trailhead parking area located on Hassam road approximately 200 yards up the hill from the Montour Trail Hassam Road trailhead.

Golf Beginning
$69.00 (6 sections available)

Explore the fundamentals of beginning golf. Emphasis will be placed on grip, stance and swing fundamentals as well as chipping and putting. Rules and etiquette will also be discussed. Bring an iron, wood and a putter to class. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range and ball fees payable to the sites at the first class.


Golf Intermediate
$69.00 (3 sections available)

Students will review the fundamentals and advanced swing techniques for more power and focus on intense work on their short game, bunker techniques and playing from uneven lies. Prerequisite: Golf Beginning or equivalent. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range and ball fees payable to the sites at the first class.


Golf-Beginning
$69.00 (1 section available)
This class will explore the fundamentals of beginning golf. Topics will include grip, stance and swing fundamentals, as well as chipping and putting. Rules and etiquette will also be discussed. Students should bring an iron, wood, putter and plastic balls to class. Three classes will be held at South Campus and three classes at area golf courses. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range fee and will be payable to the sites.

Hiking the County Parks
$69.00 (1 section available)
Spend each hiking week checking out the parks all across Allegheny County. Each week we will hike through a different county park, such as: Settlers Cabin, South Park, North Park, Boyce Park and Hartwood Acres. The first class will meet at Settlers Cabin at the Tennis Courts. Participants are encouraged to wear hiking boots, as there will be wet/muddy spots and the class is held regardless of rain or snow.

Intermediate Fly Fishing
$129.00 (1 section available)
This course picks up where our Introduction to Fly Fishing course left off. Two full sessions will be devoted to fly casting for distance and accuracy. Specific casts, such as the tuck cast, reach cast, and slack line cast will be taught. Students will build their own leaders during one session, including one for trout and one for warm-water species. Additional knots will be covered. Finally, equipment, rigs, and techniques for success in specific fly fishing scenarios will be discussed: fishing with multiple flies, "dry-dropper"; retrieving streamer flies; fly fishing for other species like smallmouth bass and - given the time of year - steelhead! Some fly fishing experience and/or a basic understanding of the topics covered in our Introduction to Fly Fishing course is helpful, but not necessarily required. As with our Introduction to Fly Fishing course, we will focus on Western Pennsylvania, but what is learned in this course will apply almost anywhere in the country. In addition to course fees, an optional field trip is scheduled to private fly fishing only water with your instructors. Students are responsible for the fee of the field trip. More details will be provided at the first session.

Introduction to Fly Tying
$129.00 (1 section available)
Tie your own flies and catch fish! Introduction to Fly Tying is designed for the beginner who is interested in tying his or her own flies. In this course, we will teach you the basic techniques of fly tying. With practice, you will be able to imitate many insects and bait fish that fish eat. Each session will cover one type of fly (for example, "streamers") and one or two fly patterns that represent that type of fly ("white marabou streamer" and "woolly bugger"). We hope that this course will make you a better fly tier, fly angler, and ultimately increase your awareness of nature along the stream. Some tools are required: vice, scissors, bobbin, hackle pliers, bodkin, whip finish tool, and hair stacker. Students will not need to purchase tools for the first day of class. Materials and hooks will be provided.

Learn to Fly Fish
$129.00 (1 section available)
This introductory class explores the fundamentals of fly fishing. Aimed at the novice fly angler, topics include equipment selection, knot tying, basic entomology and fly selection, reading the water, safety considerations, and where to fly fish in Western PA. Finally, fly casting, the most important aspect of fly fishing, will be demonstrated. In addition to course fees, an optional field trip is scheduled to a private trout stream with your instructors, who are all former fly fishing guides. Students are responsible for the fee of the field trip. More details will be provided at the first session. Waders and boots are not necessary for the class, but if students have their own rod and reel they should bring them!
**There is no field trip for the West Hills Center Section**

Self-Defense and Awareness
$39.00 (1 section available)
This course will bring increased awareness, by providing tips, explanations and practice to better understand good or bad surroundings anywhere or anytime to help avoid unnecessary risks. Students will learn self-defense and how to make it easy to understand basic defensive skills, which will help create more opportunities to get away from an attacker and seek help.

Walking Allegheny County 3.0
$59.00 (1 section available)
Each week the experienced tour guide of over 20 years will check out the past, present, and future of these beautiful sites in Allegheny County in a comfortable fall Saturday morning. These sites include: Dormont, Carnegie, Edgeworth, Emsworth, and Woodland Road in Shadyside/Squirrel Hill. Please bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle. The first class will meet at the Dormont Historical Society 1444 Hillsdale Avenue.

 
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