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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
Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (Tandem) 5/16/2018 -
800 am Lower Madawaska River/Ontario East This exciting ORCKA Course is a requirement for Canoe Tripping Level 3. It will focus on paddling skill development and refinement. The cost includes the use of canoes and all required safety equipment, camping and meals. Cost for the course is $195.00 plus HST. For more information please contact Bruce at PMH Outdoors at 613-623-9950 or at paddle@pmhoutdoors.com.  more info
Canoe Tripping Level 3 5/17/2018 -
800 am Lower Madawaska River/Ontario East This ORCKA Canoe Trip Leader Level 3 Course is being hosted by PMH Outdoors. Check out the course details at http://www.pmhoutdoors.com/canoe_tripping_courses.htm. The cost is $715.oo plus HST. This includes use of canoes and all required safety equipment as well as group trip gear and trip food. Contact Bruce at PMH Outdoors at (613) 623-9950 or paddle@pmhoutdoors.com.   more info
Basic Canoeing Instructor 5/19/2018 -
8:00am Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre/Getaway Country

This 5 day course will qualify you to teach the ORCKA Levels 1 to 4, Safe Canoeing and the Camp Canoeing Instructor courses.  The course will focus on developing skills through direct instruction, practice lessons and provide feedback. You will also learn how to assess other participants skills and offer feedback.  Time is also allocated for refining your individual canoeing skills.

Successful candidates will be granted ORCKA Basic Canoeing Instructor certification. 

Prerequisites:  ORCKA Basic Levels 1 to 4 or equivalent skills and experience or qualifications, with approval of course director.

Location:  Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre
(1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale) 

Cost: $662.00 (taxes included). The cost includes all Instruction, all equipment and a 2017 ORCKA membership, meals and accomodations (need to bring own bedding)

To register or for more information contact: Maria Paterson - maria@barklake.com - www.barklake.com or 705.447.2447

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Basic Canoeing Instructor 5/24/2018 -
800 am Ottawa/Ontario East This challenging ORCKA Course is for those with a desire to teach basic canoeing skills, typically in a camp or education environemnt. The course introduces students to instructional technique and refines tandem and solo basi level paddling skills with an emphasis on safety, practical teaching techniques, practice teaching sessions and basic level skill refinement. This is a none residential course, bring your lunch and dinner. See http://www.pmhoutdoors.com/basic_instructor_course.htm for more detail. Contact Bruce today at 613-623-9950  paddle@pmhoutdoors.com to register!  more info
Basic Canoeing Instructor 5/29/2018 -
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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Camp Canoeing Instructor 6/20/2018 -
800 am YMCA Camp Wanakita/Getaway Country This challenging ORCKA Course is for those who want to teach Canoeing in a Camp environment. It is a residential course to be held at YMCA Camp Wanakita just outside of Haliburton Ontario. Cost is $615.00 plus HST and includes the use of canoes and all required safety equipment as well as room and board. For more information see  http://www.pmhoutdoors.com/camp_canoeing_instructor_course.htm or contact Bruce at 613-623-9950 or at paddle@pmhoutdoors.com.   more info