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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
Moving Water Canoeing Level 1A (Tandem) 5/6/2017 -
5/7/2017
9am Elora Gorge/South Western Ontario Perfect course for those who want to take their flatwater and tripping skills to the next level. This two day course will start at 9am both days and run until 5pm aprox. Students will need a tandem canoe with floatation, a PFD, helmet, paddle, wet suit and lunch both days. A detailed kit list and directions will be sent out to those who register.  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 5/6/2017 -
5/6/2017
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, May 6

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) 5/6/2017 -
5/7/2017
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) 5/6/2017 -
5/6/2017
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
Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A (Tandem) 5/6/2017 -
5/7/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Sun Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A (tandem)

This course is designed to further develop tandem canoeing skills.  Canadian Style Paddling involves more graceful and precise handling of the canoe than the Basic level.  This is a pre-requisite for Canoe Tripping Level 3 certification.

Successful participants will be granted ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A (tandem).

Prerequisites:  ORCKA Basic Level 3 or eqivalent skills.

Cost:  $150 (no taxes)  This includes instruction and all equipment 

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register or for more information:  email Pippa or Bob at info@dragonflypaddling.com or call 519 588-1644

www.dragonflypaddling.com

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 5/7/2017 -
5/7/2017
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
Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 5/10/2017 -
5/26/2017
9:00 Apps, Rockwood CAs/South Western Ontario This is a closed course for the PDHS CELP program. Not open to the public.  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 5/13/2017 -
5/14/2017
8:30-4:30 Lake Wilcox, Richmond Hill/Getaway Country

The course being offered is a Basic Canoe Tandem (two person) canoe course. This covers ORCKA Basic Canoe levels 1, 2 and 3. This course is perfectly geared to those with no canoe experience, as well as those who have been canoeing for a while with no formal coaching canoe skills will be evaluated and improved upon no matter the starting experience. It will provide the foundation for taking further ORCKA courses (Basic Canoe Solo, Style Paddling, Canoe Tripping, or Moving Water), as each discipline builds upon the same core principles taught in Basic Canoe Tandem.

Weve been teaching canoeing for a combined 17+ years at summer camps, and spend much of our spare time adventuring and paddling. We are very learner oriented, constantly evaluating the way everything is taught to give the best experience for the learner.

Canoes are provided. PFDs and Paddles available please contact us to make sure we have your size!

To sign up, or to ask any questions, you can reach us at:

Orr Brothers Canoe Instruction and Outfitting

Email: orrd@mail.uoguelph.ca

                                  Phone: 647-518-0271            

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo) 5/13/2017 -
5/14/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Levels 3 and 4.  

This two day course is designed for the canoeist who would like to paddle their canoe with improved technique and greater confidence, both tandem and solo.  Canoeists will build on the tandem skills covered in Levels 1 and 2, and will learn solo canoeing. 

The first morning of this course is devoted to tandem canoeing, and the remainder of the two days will focus on solo canoeing.  Emphasis throughtout the course is on safe canoeing techniques, while mastering the fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!  Price includes all equipment and ORCKA membership for one year.

Prerequisites:  Basic Canoeing Level 2 or some tandem canoeing experience.

Cost: $200 

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Dragonfly Paddling at info@dragonflypaddling.com or 519-588-1644.

For more information go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

  more info
Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo) 5/13/2017 -
5/14/2017
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm and 9:00 to 5:00 pm on day 2 Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 4

This one and a half day course is designed for the canoeist who has mastered the tandem skills taught in Levels 1 to 3 and who would like to learn how to paddle their canoe solo.  It is also for the more experienced or self-taught canoeist who would like to improve their solo skills.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe canoeing practices, including basic rescue techniques, while mastering solo fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!  Price includes all equipment and ORCKA membership for one year.

Prerequisites:  ORCKA Level 3 or equivalent skills and experience

Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 4.

Cost:  $150 (no taxes)

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Dragonfly Paddling at info@dragonflypaddling.com or 519-588-1644.

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

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Basic Canoeing (Tandem & Solo) 5/13/2017 -
5/14/2017
9:00 Island Lake Orangeville/Metropolitan Toronto

http://legendaryadventures.webs.com/2017orckacourses.htm

For more information visit our website

or contact Jennifer.robinson@live.ca 

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Canoe Tripping Level 3 5/14/2017 -
5/19/2017
8am Huntsville, ON/Near North

Please contact MHO Adventures for more information or to register for this course.  info@mhoadventures.com 1-855-226-6366.

http://mhoadventures.com/training/orcka-canoe-tripping-level-3/

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Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 5/14/2017 -
5/14/2017
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
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 5/14/2017 -
5/14/2017
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
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 5/14/2017 -
5/14/2017
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.

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Basic Canoeing Instructor 5/17/2017 -
5/22/2017
6 pm Camp Adelaide Haliburton/Getaway Country

 This course is at a Guide Camp. You will be tenting. food will be provided and cooked for you. You will help with cleanup. There are comfort stations for girls and another for "guys"

There will be the opportunity to complete Canadian Style 1 tandem and solo.

 Contact Margaret Harper margharper61@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Flatwater Kayaking Instructor 5/17/2017 -
5/22/2017
6 p.m. Wed to 3 p.m. Mon Camp Adelaide Haliburton/Near North

As an ORCKA certified instructor you will be able to run Flatwater Kayaking courses for an ORCKA organizational member such as a summer camp, paddling club or commercial operator (or you can form your own organization).

As an ORCKA Instructor you will benefit by being able to offer an internationally recognized certification. You are also covered by a comprehensive insurance policy while conducting a registered course.

You must be at least 16 years of age. It is strongly recommended that you also have some qualification in Swimming, First Aid and CPR.

The course fee includes your first year&rsquos membership in ORCKA.

More details at: www.bobaylesworth.com/fki-adelaide-2017

Reduced fees are available for non-profit organizations.

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Canoe Tripping Level 3 5/18/2017 -
5/22/2017
900 am Madawaska Highlands/Ontario East Canoe Tripping 3 is a canoe trip leadership course that is designed to refine your current canoe tripping knowledge and to develop your leadership and crisis management skills. Canoe Tripping 2 is run concurrently to allow those who have a desire to advance their current skills in a dynamic learning environment. This course will be conducted in a moving water tripping environment. This is a combined Canoe Tripping 2 and 3 course that will be conducted as an educational trip down the Lower Madawaska River. Canoes, safety equipment, food and group camping gear are provided. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and suitable clothing. There will be an opportunity to take a Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 Skill Course prior to this Canoe Tripping 3 course. Cost for this course is $715.00 plus HST for a total of $807.95. For more information and to book your participation on this amazing course, contact Bruce at paddle@pmhoutsdoors.com or by phone at (613) 623-9950.  more info
Camp Canoeing Instructor 5/19/2017 -
5/21/2017
6:00 pm Fri - 5:00 pm Sun Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Camp Canoeing Instuctor

This course is for those who want to instruct and administer the ORCKA Levels 1, 2 and 3 Basic canoeing courses and the Safe Canoeing course at an OCA member youth camp.This course focuses on learning and practicing teaching skills in the camp environment.  Emphasis is placed on engaging campers through games and challenges.  Time is also allocated for refining participants individual canoeing skills.

Succcessful participants will be granted ORCKA Camp Canoeing Instructor certification.

Prerequisite:  ORCKA Level 4 or equivalent qualifications or comparable skills and experience.  Course participants must be employed at or attending an OCA member camp.

Date:  6 - 9 Fri (evening), May 19 8am-8pm Sat, May 20 8am-5pm Sun, May 21

Cost:  $300 (no taxes) includes all instruction and equipment and 2017 ORCKA membership

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

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

www.dragonflypaddling.com

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Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 5/20/2017 -
5/28/2017
9:00 am to 7:30 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Instructor

This 5 day course is taught over 2 weekends, including the long weekend in May.  Those certified will be qualified to teach the ORCKA Levels 1 to 4, Safe Canoeing and the Camp Canoeing Instructor courses.  The course focuses on developing skills through direct instruction, practice lessons and supportive feedback from instructors and other participants.  Participants learn how to assess their students strokes and offer suggestions for improvement.  Time is also allocated for refining participants individual canoeing skills.

Successful candidates will be granted ORCKA Basic Canoeing Instructor certification and qualified participants may also earn Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A and 1B.

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

Course runs 9am - 7:30 pm,  May 20,21,22  and May 27,28

Location:   Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

Cost: Instructor course is $625 (No taxes). The cost includes all Instruction, all equipment and a 2017 ORCKA Membership.

To register or for more information:  email Pippa or Bob at info@dragonflypaddling.com or call 519 588-1644

www.dragonflypaddling.com

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