Canoe Tripping – 2017

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Multi-Level   – June 14-18, 2017

Planning Session:  June 14th

Canoe Trip:  June 15th-18th

Location:  Huntsville / Algonquin Park

Cost:  $700 +HST(Includes canoe, food, safety equipment, group gear, camping fees, certification)

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When completing the Kirkwood Canoe Registration Form, please indicate what Level you consider yourself. (Please see explanation below)

Level 1 – 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.

Level 3 * “Canoe trip Leader” Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:   or with permission of the Course Director

Prerequistites:

  • 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 a written assignment 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