ORCKA Canoe Tripping

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1  2  3 

2019

Dates
Fee
June 9-13 $760+HST
OR
August 12-16 $760+HST

5 days

Locations:  Huntsville / Algonquin Park  (5 days)

Fee Includes:  Canoe, safety equipment, paddle, pfd, group gear, Algonquin Park camping fees, food, and certification

Optional Backyard Camping:

June 8th &/or June 9th – breakfast included Fee:  $25+hst /night

                     Aug 11th &/or Aug 12th breakfast included Fee:  $25+hst /night

June Course June 9-13:

Pack-out Session – Huntsville:  June 9th 10am-8pm

Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park:   June 10 Access #3-Rain L to  Moccasin L., June 11th Daisy L., June 12th Casey L., June 13th Rain L.

August Course August 12-16:

Pack-out Session – Huntsville:   August 12th 10am-8pm

Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park:   August 13th Access #3-Rain L to Moccasin L., Aug 14th Daisy L., Aug 15th Casey L., Aug 16th Rain L.


Level 1 – Introduction

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

Prerequisite:  basic canoe 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 Canoe Tripping Level 1, ORCKA Basic Canoeing 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 1 (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 Level 3.