ORCKA Basic Level 1- 2 – 3 – 4

Choose between a 1/2 day, one day, or two day course

ORCKA Basic Level 1 (Tandem) – Family oriented – all ages welcome

BASIC 1 – HALF DAY COURSE
Prerequisite: No prior canoe skills are required.
Fee includes hst
July 1, 2023 (10 participants max)$130
Basic Level 1 – tandem
Designed for all ages (8yrs to 99yrs). No prior experience needed.  Emphasis on becoming comfortable in both the bow and stern.  Gain knowledge of safe canoeing practises, including the introduction to canoe rescues: retrieval of a swamped canoe and canoe over canoe rescue.


ORCKA Basic 1-2 or 3 (Tandem)

BASIC 1-2-3 (Tandem) – ONE DAY COURSE
Prerequisite: No prior canoe certifications are required
Fee includes hst
May 13, 2023 (FULL)$265
May 18, 2023 $265
May 23, 2023$265
August 12, 2023$265
Basic Level 1-2-3 – tandem
Designed for ages 12+. This is a FULL day of skill building. No prior experience is necessary, however being physically fit will be an asset. The day will be spent in both the bow and stern of the canoe. Emphasis on standardized canoe manoeuvres in both the bow and stern. Developing the confidence in equipment knowledge, straight line forward, reverse, sideways, dock landing, safe canoeing practices, portaging, and canoe rescue scenarios such as self-rescue and canoe over canoe rescue. 
  *If participant has proven skills, it is possible to achieve Level 2 and/or Level 3 in one day.

ORCKA Basic Level 4 (Solo)

BASIC 4 (Solo) – ONE DAY COURSE
Prerequisite: Basic 1-2-3 or with permission
Fee – includes hst
May 12, 2023 (FULL)$290
July 2023 TBA$290
August 13, 2023 $290
Basic Level 4 – Solo
Designed for participants with Basic Level 3 skills.
Discover all solo skills needed to successfully manoeuvre a canoe with ease. Emphasis on standardized canoe manoeuvres in the solo position: straight line forward, reverse, sideways, dock landing, solo paddling in a breeze, safe canoeing practices, portaging, and self-rescue.
*If participant has proven skills, it is possible to achieve Level 4 in one FULL day

ORCKA Basic Levels 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 (tandem and solo)

Basic 1 to 4 – Two Day Course

BASIC 1 to 4 – TWO DAY COURSEFee – includes hst
May 13-14, 2023 (FULL)$485
May 18-19, 2023$485
May 23-24, 2023$485
August 12-13, 2023$485

Prerequisite: No prior canoe skills are required.
 Basic Level 1-2-3 – tandem plus Basic Level 4 – solo
Designed for ages 14+. This is a FULL two day course of skill building. No prior experience is necessary, however being physically fit will be an asset.
The first day will be spent in both the bow and stern of the canoe practicing tandem skills. Emphasis on standardized canoe manoeuvres in both the bow and stern. Developing the confidence in equipment knowledge, forward straight line, reverse, sideways, dock landing, safe canoeing practices, portaging, and canoe rescue scenarios.
The second day will be spent transferring tandem knowledge into solo skills, including self-rescue and rescue of others.
  *If participant have proven skills, it is possible to achieve Level 2 and/or Level 3 on Day One
 *If participant have proven skills, it is possible to achieve Level 4 in one FULL day

Course Location:  Huntsville

Fee includes:  canoe, safety kit,  pfd and paddle

Accomodations will be participant responsibility


Courses are limited to 10 participants per course

FYI:

Basic 1 is a prerequisite for Canoe Tripping Level 1

Basic 1-2-3 is a prerequisite for River Running Level 1A

Basic 1-4 is a prerequisite for Day Trip Leader, Canoe Tripping Level 2, and Canadian Style Paddling Level 1