ORCKA Canoe Tripping

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1  2  3 

Multi Level Course

2021 DATESFee incl. hst
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 CLOSED for registration$890
August 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 – CLOSED for registration$890
please contact if you would like to be put on a waiting list

5 days

Locations:  Huntsville / Haliburton Highlands Water Trail   (5 days) 

June 13-17:  Raven Lake, Gun Lake, Sherbourne Lake, Lake St Nora

August 16-20: Raven Lake, Gun Lake, Sherbourne Lake, Lake St Nora

Fee Includes:  group gear, Canoe, safety equipment, paddle, pfd,  HHWT Park camping fees, food.

 


Level 1 – Introduction

Introduction to canoe tripping, for those who have little or no tripping experience

Prerequisite: ORCKA Basic Level 1 canoe skills, or comparable skills , a moderate level of fitness


Level 2 – Skill Development

Providing the experienced canoe tripping with the opportunity to improve their canoe tripping skills, stressing organization, safety, leadership, risk and crisis management.

Prerequisite:  ORCKA Basic 1-4 Canoeing, ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 or comparable skills and experience. Moderate level of fitness.


Level 3 * “Canoe trip Leader”

 Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:   or with permission of the Course Director – Judy Kirkwood

Prerequisites for Level 3:

  • ORCKA Canadian Stylistic Paddling Level 1A (tandem)
  • ORCKA River Running Level 1A (tandem)  or  Moving Water Level 1A (tandem)
  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership
  • At least one wilderness canoe trip of 5 days in length or longer
  • At least 17 years of age

**Please Note:  Level 3 participants – There will be written assignments to prepare prior to the trip, plus you must provide Kirkwood Canoe with a detailed Trip Log of your past canoe tripping experiences:

  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership

When completing the Kirkwood Canoe Registration Form, please indicate which Level you consider yourself – Level 1, 2 or 3.