|2023 Dates (5 days)||Fee incl. hst|
May 29, 30, 32, June 1, 2, 2023
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.
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 campground (non-electrical) sites at Arrowhead Provincial Park. You may inquire about sharing with other participants (cover the campsite fee). May 28-June 2 dates are confirmed.
*Arrangements may be made for local Canoe Rental either with Kirkwood Canoe or Algonquin Outfitters – Speak with Judy