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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
Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 5/26/2018 -
5/28/2018
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 you clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available (please call)

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

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Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo) 5/26/2018 -
5/27/2018
9:00am Pinehurst Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

$150 per person, (discounts available)

Contact info@iacn.ca for registration form. 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 5/26/2018 -
5/26/2018
9:00am Pinehurst Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

$100 per person, (discounts available)

Contact info@iacn.ca for registration form. 

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Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 5/27/2018 -
5/27/2018
9:00 Pinehurst Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

$50 per person discounts available

Contact info@iacn.ca for registration form. 

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Basic Canoeing Instructor 5/29/2018 -
6/3/2018
6 pm Guide Camp Adelaide, Haliburton/Getaway Country

If you are at least 16 years of age and have ORCKA Basic Canoeing 4 AND you wish to teach the canoeing program to others, then this course is for you. 

You have the opportunity to work on/complete Canadian Style Paddling 1 tandem and solo. 

Accomodation in tents, meals provided. 

Contact Margaret Harper 705-324-9649  margharper61@gmail.com   for additional information and to register.

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Moving Water Canoeing Level 1B (Solo) 5/30/2018 -
5/31/2018
9:00am-5:00pm Palmer Rapids/Ontario East Please contact me for registration info at missbeth@rogers.com  more info
Flatwater Kayaking 6/1/2018 -
6/3/2018
9:00 am Snug Haubour/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 info 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.

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Flatwater Kayaking 6/1/2018 -
6/3/2018
9:00 am 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 info 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.

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Flatwater Kayaking 6/1/2018 -
6/3/2018
9:30 am 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 info 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.

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Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 6/1/2018 -
6/3/2018
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 you clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available (please call)

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

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 6/1/2018 -
6/1/2018
8:30 Huntsville/Near North

BASIC 1 or 2 for YOUTH  (PA Day)

Geared for ages 10-13 (max. 10)

No previsious experence necessary

Kids will have a fun day canoeing with peers while becoming comfortable in both the bow and stern.  They will also learn to do self rescues and canoe over canoe rescue. 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 6/1/2018 -
6/1/2018
8:30 Huntsville/Near North

BASIC 1 or 2 for YOUTH  (PA Day)

Geared for ages 10-13 (max. 10)

No previsious experence necessary

Kids will have a fun day canoeing with peers while becoming comfortable in both the bow and stern.  They will also learn to do self rescues and canoe over canoe rescue. 

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Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 6/2/2018 -
6/2/2018
9:00 Huntsville/Near North

BASIC 1-2 or 3 (Tandem)

 June 2, 2018

Designed for all ages with no prior experience needed.

Emphasis on becoming comfortable in both the bow and stern.  Gain knowledge of safe canoeing practices, including canoe rescues. 

Fee: $150/day  (includes:  canoe, pfd, paddle, safety equipment)

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Moving Water Canoeing Level 1A (Tandem) 6/2/2018 -
6/3/2018
9:00am-5:00pm Elora, Ontario/South Western Ontario Please contact me at missbeth@rogers.com for more registration information.  more info
Moving Water Canoeing Level 2A (Tandem) 6/2/2018 -
6/3/2018
9:00am-5:00pm Elora, Ontario/South Western Ontario Please contact me for more registration info at missbeth@rogers.com  more info
River Running Level 1A 6/2/2018 -
6/3/2018
9am Palmer Rapids/Ontario East Contact Paddler Co-op at 613-758-2772 or register online at paddlerco-op.ca  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo) 6/3/2018 -
6/3/2018
8:30 Huntsville/Near North

BASIC 4 (SOLO)

June 3, 2018 

Discover all solo skills and tips needed to successfully manoeuvre your canoe with ease on your own. 

Prerequisite:  Basic 1-3 tandem 

Location:  Huntsville 

Fee:  $150/day  (Includes:  canoe, pfd, paddle, safety equipment, "solo saddle")

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Day Trip Leader Canoeing 6/4/2018 -
6/4/2018
9:00 Huntsville/Near North

NEW ORCKA COURSE

DAY TRIP LEADER

Monday June 4, 2018 

The purpose of theDay Trip Leader course is to providea Provincial certification ofcompetence in the planning and leadership of paddling pased day trip in a non-wilderness setting (front country).

Prerequisite:

 

  • At least 17 years of ade
  • Basic Level 1-4  (course offered June 2-3) 
  • Evidence of at least 10 separate day paddling trips showing at least 125 km total, of which at least 5 at a minimum of 3 hours duration and covering at least 15 km.
  • Evidence of at least 5 day trips in which the candidate was responsible for some of the organization and leadership.

 

Course to Include:

 

  • Trip planning
  • Equipment (selection, maintenance, quick repairs)
  • Risk Management  // Crisis Management
  • Personal and group safety
  • Group Dynamics
  • Group awareness and management
  • Navigation
  • Environmental Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Weather Interpretation
  • Communications
  • Government Regulations
  • Running a Shuttle
  • and more 
Fee:  $300  (includes: canoe, safety equipment, day trip equipment)

 

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Canoe Tripping Level 1 6/5/2018 -
6/9/2018
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 1 (Tandem) 6/8/2018 -
6/9/2018
June 8 6:30-9pm & June 9 9am-4pm Southshore Ctr. Barrie/Lakelands

online registration @ https://bckc.ca/shop/

BCKC Member Discount $150.00

Instructor: Dorothy Bourdeau 

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