ORCKA Canoe Tripping

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1-2 or 3 

June 11-15, 2018

Planning Session:  June 11th 9am      *(3pm – travel to Rain Lake Algonquin Park)

Canoe Trip:  June 11th-15th  (Rain L., Moccasin L., Daisy L., Casey L., Rain L.)

Location:  Huntsville / Algonquin Park

or

August 15-19, 2018

Planning Session:  August 15th 9am      *(3pm – travel to Algonquin Park)

Canoe Trip: August 15th  (Rain L., Moccasin L., Daisy L., Casey L., Rain L.) – 19th

Location:  Huntsville / Algonquin Park


Level 1 – Introduction

Introduction to canoe tripping, for those who have little or no tripping experience

Prerequisite:  basic canoe skills, a moderate level of fitness

Level 2 – Skill Development

Providing the experienced canoe tripping with the opportunity to improve their canoe tripping skills, stressing organization, safety, leadership, risk and crisis management.

Prerequisite:  ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1, ORCKA Basic Canoeing or comparable skills and experience. Moderate level of fitness.

Level 3 * “Canoe trip Leader”

 Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:   or with permission of the Course Director

Prerequisites for Level 3:

  • ORCKA Canadian Stylistic Paddling Level 1 (tandem)
  • ORCKA River Running Level 1A (Tandem)  or  Moving Water Level 1A (Tandem)
  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership
  • At least one wilderness canoe trip of 5 days in length or longer
  • At least 17 years of age

**Please Note:  Level 3 participants – There will be written assignments to prepare prior to the trip, plus you must provide Kirkwood Canoe with a detailed Trip Log of your past canoe tripping experiences:

  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership

 

Fee:  $735 +HST(Includes canoe, food, safety equipment, group gear, camping fees, certification)

When completing the Kirkwood Canoe Registration Form, please indicate what Level you consider yourself.