ORCKA – Basic Canoe Instructor Course
May 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 2018 (2 weekends / 5 days total)
NOTE: Basic Instructor course is a 48 hour course over 5 days. **100% attendance is required
- Rise to a new personal skill level
- Gain confidence instructing in many different circumstances
- Share knowledge and resources
- Practice sessions built into the 48 hr course
- at least 16 years of age
- ORCKA Basic Level 1 – 4
- Or comparable skills & experiences – with permission from Director – Judy Kirkwood.
The Basic Instructors course provides you with the recognized provincial certification from ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayak Association).
As a Basic Canoe Instructor, the successful candidate will be qualified to instruct and administer ORCKA Basic Canoeing Levels 1-2-3-4 courses, instruct at a Safe Canoeing Program, instruct at a Camp Canoeing Instructors Course, and instruct (assist) at a Basic Canoe Instructors course.
As a bonus, those who meet the standards will also earn the ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (A-Tandem) and (B-Solo) certifications. Evaluation of paddling skills will be ongoing throughout the entire course.
Fee: $735 +HST *lodging $50+hst/night > discuss with Kirkwood Canoe
- Includes: ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, one year ORCKA Membership, one year subscription to Canoeroots, or Rapid or Adventure Kayak Magazine, certifications.
Bring your own canoe or rent
**fee does not include canoe, pfd, paddle, or food
Arrangement may be made for local Canoe Rental – Algonquin Outfitters – Swift canoes