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What ORCKA Canoeing and Kayaking Skills Courses Can I Take?

The following are some of the canoeing and kayaking skills courses currently being offered by ORCKA Organizational Members in the Province of Ontario. If you don't see a course listed here, please refer to the "Course Providers" page for an ORCKA Organization Member in your area to see how they can help you take a paddling course or a paddlesport adventure! The regions indicated correspond to the twelve Ontario Tourism Regions as designated by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism.

Please note that at this time you will have to manually scroll through the course listing below to find Canoeing or Kayaking Instructor Courses being offered by ORCKA Organizational Members. For ORCKA Instuctor 1 or 2 Courses please go to http://www.orcka.ca/content/?page=CanoeInstructorCourses . 




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Skill Title Course Date Course Time Location/Region Registration Information
Canoe Tripping Level 1A 5/30/2017 -
6/2/2017
7:30 AM- 4:00 PM Algonquin Park/Lakelands   more info
Canoe Tripping Level 1 5/30/2017 -
6/3/2017
6 am - 10 pm Fort Frances High School/Sunset Country This course is offered to Fort Frances High School Grade 12 Outdoor Activities/Confederation College Adventure Expeditions dual credit students.  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 6/2/2017 -
6/4/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 6/2/2017 -
6/4/2017
9:30 am Snug Harbour / Georgian Bay/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness Kayak trip into the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Flatwater Kayak Skills course. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

 

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/3daykayak.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form  to register on-line.

  more info
Moving Water Canoeing Level 2A (Tandem) 6/2/2017 -
6/4/2017
6pm Lower Madawaska River/Ontario East Perfect course for those who have had experiance paddling moving water but want to advance their skills in more technical water. This two and a half day course will start at 6pm on the Friday at Almond Bay and run until 5pm aprox Sunday. Students will need a tandem canoe with floatation, a PFD, helmet, paddle, wet suit, camping gear and food for the weekend. A detailed kit list and directions will be sent out to those who register.  more info
Moving Water Canoeing Level 2B (Solo) 6/2/2017 -
6/4/2017
6pm Lower Madawaska River/Ontario East Perfect course for those who want to learn to paddle a solo boat in bigger more technical water. This two and a half day course will start at 6pm on the Friday and run until 5pm Sunday. Students will need a tandem canoe with floatation, a PFD, helmet, paddle, wet suit, camping gear and food for the weekend. A detailed kit list and directions will be sent out to those who register.  more info
Flatwater Kayaking 6/2/2017 -
6/4/2017
9:30 am Snug Harbour / Georgian Bay/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness Kayak trip into the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Flatwater Kayak Skills course. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

 

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/3daykayak.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form  to register on-line.

  more info
Camp Canoeing Instructor 6/2/2017 -
6/4/2017
9:00 Huntsville/Near North

CAMP CANOE INSTRUCTOR COURSE

JUNE 2, 3, 4 2017

Prerequisites:

  • At least 16 yrs of age
  • Employed by, or attending an OCA Youth camp
  • ORCKA Basic Canoe skills or comparable skills and experience (with permission from Kirkwood Canoe - Judy Kirkwood)

 

 As CCI Instructor the successful candidate will be qualified to:

  • Administer and Instruct ORCKA Basic Levels 1-2-3 courses at an OCA youth camp
  • Assist at an ORCKA Safe Canoeing Program

Location:  Huntsville

Fee:  $475 - includes canoe, safety equipment, ORCKA Canoeing Program Resource Manual, one year ORCKA CCI Membership 

*supply canoe - fee will be reduced to $425 

     Not included lodging / food

*May take Bridge course to Basic Instructors at a later date.

 

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 6/3/2017 -
6/3/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 2

This one-day course is for the canoeist with little or no previous experience in canoeing.  Participants will learn safe tandem canoeing, inluding basic rescue techniques, while increasing their confidence.  We have lots of fun too! 

 Successful participants will be granted ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 2 qualifications.

Date: 9am-5pm Sat, June 3

Cost: $100 (no taxes) includes instruction, canoe, paddle, PFD and safety equipment.

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

For more information or to register:  email info@dragonflypaddling or call Bob or Pippa at 519 588-1644.

www.dragonflypaddling.com

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 6/3/2017 -
6/4/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Sun Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 1 to 3

This one and a half day course is for the beginner or novice canoeist who would like to learn to paddle their canoe safely and with confidence.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe tandem canoeing practices, including basic rescue techniques, while mastering the fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!  

Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Level 3.

Dates:  Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am - 12:30 pm

Cost:  $150 (no taxes)

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Pippa or Bob at info@dragonflypaddling.com  or 519 588-1644.

For more information, go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 6/3/2017 -
6/3/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 2 and 3 

This course is for the canoeist with some experience who would like to improve their paddling strokes and the handling of their canoe, and paddle their canoe with greater confidence.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe tandem canoeing practices, including basic rescue techniques, while mastering the fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!

Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Level 3.

Prerequisites:  Basic Canoeing Level 1 or some basic canoeing experience

Cost: $100 (no taxes) includes instruction and all equipment

Course Time: Sat 9:00 am to 5 Pm. 

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Bob or Pippa at info@dragonflypaddling.com or 519 588 1644.

www.dragonflypaddling.com.

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 6/3/2017 -
6/4/2017
8:30a Norland/Getaway Country Limited enrolement, local Girl guides only  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 6/4/2017 -
6/4/2017
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 3 

This half-day course is designed for the canoeist with some experience who would like to build on the tandem skills covered in Levels 1 and 2.  Participants will be consolidating and refining their skills, and developing greater competence in handling their canoe.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe canoeing practices, while mastering the fundamentals. We have lots of fun, too!  Price includes all equipment and ORCKA membership for one year.  Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Level 3.

Cost:  $50 (no taxes)

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, Cambridge

To register, contact Dragonfly Paddling at info@dragonflypaddling.com or (519)588-1644.  For more information, go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

  more info
River Running Level 2 6/5/2017 -
6/7/2017
0630 Lower Madawaska River/Ontario East

River Running Level 2 (Skills Development) is designed to build upon the skills and knowledge acquired on the Level 1 Introductory course and to use these skills in Class II and Class III rapids. This course is also suitable for those who may not have the formal River Running or Moving Water Level 1 qualifications but do have considerable experience paddling Class I and Class II rapids in either empty or loaded canoes. This is a three day course with the first two days dedicated to tandem canoeing skills in both bow and stern positions, while day three is dedicated to solo paddling skills.

Candidates must arrive afternoon Sunday, 4 June 2017.

For details contact: rick@discoverpaddling.ca

 

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 6/9/2017 -
6/11/2017
9:30 am Snug Harbour / Georgian Bay/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness Kayak trip into the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Flatwater Kayak Skills course. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

 

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/3daykayak.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form  to register on-line.

  more info
Flatwater Kayaking 6/9/2017 -
6/11/2017
9:30 am Snug Harbour / Georgian Bay/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness Kayak trip into the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Flatwater Kayak Skills course. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

 

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/3daykayak.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form  to register on-line.

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 6/9/2017 -
6/11/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

  more info
Voyaguer Canoe Level 3A 6/9/2017 -
6/11/2017
6 pm Naturally Superior Adventures, Wawa/South Western Ontario

Call or text Wally Van Dyke 705-849-6429

or email wvandyke@sympatico.ca 

  more info
Voyaguer Canoe Level 2B 6/9/2017 -
6/11/2017
6 pm Naturally Superior Adventures Wawa/South Western Ontario

Call or text Wally Van Dyke at 705-849-6429 or

Email wvandyke@sympatico.ca 

  more info
Moving Water Canoeing Level 1A (Tandem) 6/10/2017 -
6/11/2017
8:30 am Palmer Rapids/Ontario East his course follows the ORCKA curriculum for Moving Water Level 1 Tandem. Candidates should have the prerequisite skill set in order to maximize their enjoyment and the possibility of acheiving the certification. If you are unsure whether your prerequisite skills are adequate please contact Paddling Dynamics at paddlingdynamics@rogers.com.

Course price includes canoe, PFD, helmet, and all other required safety gear. Participants require closed toe shoes for use while paddling or  working on/in the river.

The course will be based from Jessups Campground. Camping and/or day access fees are not included in the course.

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