ORCKA Basic Level 1- 2 – 3 – 4

ORCKA Basic Level 1 (Tandem) – All ages

BASIC 1 – HALF DAY COURSE
Prerequisite: No prior canoe skills are required.
Fee incl. hst
June 20 FULL $100
July 1$100
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 2 or 3 (Tandem)

BASIC 1-2-3 (Tandem) – ONE DAY COURSE
Prerequisite: No prior canoe certifications are required
Fee incl. hst
May 1 CLOSED $210
May 15 FULL$210
June 5 FULL$210
July 31 FULL$210
Inquire about SEPTEMBER dates
Basic Level 1-2-3 – tandem
Designed for ages 14+. 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 – incl. hst
May 8 FULL $250
June 19$250
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 / Solo)

BASIC 1 to 4 – TWO DAY COURSE
Prerequisite: No prior canoe skills are required.
Fee – incl. hst
May 15 – 16 FULL$420
June 5 – 6 FULL$420
July 31 – Aug 1 FULL$420
Inquire about SEPTEMBER dates TBA
Basic Level 1-2-3 – tandem // 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. 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.
The second day will be spent transferring tandem knowledge into solo skills, including self-rescue and rescue of others.
 *If participant has proven skills, it is possible to achieve Level 2 and/or Level 3 on Day One
*If participant has 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 8 participants per course (pending Government of Ontario restrictions) 

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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