ORCKA Basic Canoe Instructor Course

2023 Dates (5 days)Fee incl. hst

May 29, 30, 32, June 1, 2, 2023
registration closed

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.

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