ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor – CCI

ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor Course

2024 DATESFee incl. hst
May 28, 29, 30, 2024 $600
*ORCKA Instructor Grant of $100
2024 only 
$600 – $100 = $500

Location:  Huntsville

$500 Fee Includes:  Use of Kirkwood Canoe canoes, safety equipment, paddles, ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, one year ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor Membership.  

Participant responsible for pfd and accommodations 

(3 days – 100% attendance required)

The purpose of the Camp Canoeing Instructor (CCI) Course is to provide a provincial certification of competence in the instruction and administration of ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Courses and Safe Canoeing Programs while either employed or volunteering at a OCA member youth camp.


  • At least 16 years of age
  • Be employed by or attending an OCA member youth camp.
  • ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1-4 skills
  • or comparable skills and experience -with the permission of the Course Director: Judy Kirkwood
  • in addition, some qualification in Swimming, First Aid and CPR is strongly recommended

Itinerary:  This is a demanding, yet rewarding 3 day (24+ hour) course:

  • ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1-2-3-4 tandem and solo Certification
  • Canoe Theory
  • Share knowledge and resources
  • Learning /Instructing theories and strategies
  • Gain confidence instructing in many different situations
  • Practice skills sessions build into the 3 day / 24+ hour course

As a Camp Canoe Instructor, the successful candidate will be qualified to:

  • Instruct ORCKA Basic Levels 1-2-3 courses at an OCA youth camp while confined to the OCA camp waterfront and the camp will provide “lifeguard supervision” during the on or near water activities.
  • Assist at an ORCKA Safe Canoeing Program.
  • A Camp Canoeing Instructor is expected to promote the development of safe, competent and knowledgeable recreational paddling and to promote the development of the ORCKA Basic Canoeing Program.

♦Accommodations- Kirkwood Canoe has Reserved 2 campsites (non-electrical) in Arrowhead Provincial Park, May 15-20, dates are confirmed.  You may inquire about sharing with other participants-cover the campsite fees.

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

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