ORCKA Basic Canoe Instructor Course

ORCKA – Basic Canoe Instructor Course

Course Dates:

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.

Location: Huntsville

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