Additional ORCKA – Non Certification Clinics

ORCKA Safe Canoeing Clinic

ORCKA Safe Canoeing ClinicFee – including hst
May 30, 2024     (10am-1pm)$40

Family Oriented

No prerequisites and no age limit (under 8yrs old must be in guardian’s canoe)

Limited to 10 persons

Duration:  3 hours


  • Equipment – Lifejackets / Personal Floatation Devices, Paddles, Safety Equipment
  • Safe Canoeing Procedures Canoe Rescues

Skills Demonstrated:

  • Launching and removing canoe
  • Entering and exiting canoe
  • Paddling positions
  • Balancing
  • Pivots
  • Sideward Displacement
  • Forward Straight line
  • Stopping
  • Landings
  • Lifts and carries

Location:  Huntsville

Fee includes canoe rental, safety kit, paddle and pfd

Accommodations will be the participant responsibility

ORCKA Safe Canoe Tripping Clinic

1 day Clinic

2024 DATESFee – incl. hst
No dates planned in 2024

Safe Canoe Tripping Clinic is designed to refresh or improve camping skills for the upcoming camping season.

This day long clinic is designed for day trippers, canoe trippers, hikers, kayakers, car campers, even RV’ers.

Location: Huntsville

Course fee includes: canoe, safety kit, paddle, pfd, paddle, course materials

Participant is responsible for personal equipment and accommodations

The workshop skills will include:


  • portaging
  • Trip Planning
  • Food Planning pre-trip – Including Dehydrating
  • Drinking water
  • What makes a good campsite / campsite setup
  • 5 Knots around the campsite – half hitch, bowline, truckers hitch, prusik, Sheet bend, highwayman’s hitch
  • Tarping
  • Fire lighting – including tricks with wet wood
  • Cooking / Baking – stoves and fires
  • Animal Avoidance – including safe food storage
  • Group gear and tools including axe / saws
  • Repair – canoe, paddle, tent

Recreational Canoeing:

We will customize your canoeing experience…..whether you are looking for a session or two for you, your whole family, or just for your kids.  We can provide tandem or solo sessions that  meet your needs.

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Ask us about a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Gift Certificate for a canoe session.



Contact us and we’ll discuss what meets your needs!

If you have any questions or you require further information go to Contact Us & send a message.

If you are ready to Register for a course, please go to the  Registration Form

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