ORCKA Canoe Tripping

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1  2  3 

2019

Dates
Fee
June 9-13 $760+HST
OR
August 11-15 $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:    June 9 – camping/breakfast available $30(hst included)

                     August 11 – camping/breakfast available $30(hst included)

June Course:

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

Location:  Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park:   June 10-13 Access #3-Rain L; Moccasin L., Daisy L., Casey L., Rain L.

August Course:

Location:  Pack-out Session – Huntsville:   August 11th 10am-8pm

Location:  Canoe Trip – Algonquin Park:   August 12-15 to be determined


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.