ORCKA Basic Canoe Instructor Course

2024 Dates (5 days)Fee incl. hst

May 28, 29, 30, 31, June 1st, 2024
ORCKA Instructor grant of $100 for 2024 only $925 – $100 = $825

Location:  Huntsville

$825 Fees Include:   ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, one year ORCKA Membership, one year subscription to Paddling Magazine.

Participant is responsible for accommodations, paddles, pfd, safety kit, and providing own canoe or *canoe rental 


  • at least 16 years of age
  • ORCKA Basic Level 1 – 4
  • Or comparable skills & experiences – with permission from Director – Judy Kirkwood.

The Basic Instructors course provides you with the recognized provincial certification from ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayak Association).

As a Basic Canoe Instructor, the successful candidate will be qualified to instruct and administer ORCKA Basic Canoeing Levels 1-2-3-4 courses, instruct at a Safe Canoeing Program, assist at a future Camp Canoeing Instructors Course, and assist at a future Basic Canoe Instructors course.

Participants with proven skills will also earn ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (A-Tandem)  certification.  Evaluation of paddling skills will be ongoing throughout the entire course.

NOTE:  Basic Instructor course is a 48 hour course over 5 days.  

**100% attendance is required

  • Rise to a new personal skill level
  • Gain confidence instructing in many different circumstances
  • Share knowledge and resources
  • Practice sessions built into the 48 hr course

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 fee.  (Arrowhead is 10 minutes away)

 *Arrangements may be made for local Canoe Rental either Algonquin Outfitters or with Kirkwood Canoe $30/day + hst –  Speak with Judy


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


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