ORCKA Basic Canoe Instructor Course

2022 Dates (5 days)Fee incl. hst
May 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2022
Contact kirkwoodcanoe@gmail.com to be placed on Waiting List
August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2022 $940


Location:  Huntsville

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 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.

As a bonus, participants with proven skills will also earn ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (A-Tandem) and (B-Solo) 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 campground sites at Arrowhead Provincial Park.  You may inquire about sharing with other participants (cover the campsite fee).  May 18-23 dates are confirmed, August 7-12 dates are confirmed

 *Arrangements may be made for local Canoe Rental – Kirkwood Canoe or Algonquin Outfitters –  Speak with Judy