Dates: May 16-18 & May 23-24 (2 weekends)
Fees: Includes: ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, one year ORCKA Membership, one year subscription to Canoeroots, or Rapid or Adventure Kayak Magazine.
Lodging and food is your responsibility.
*opportunity to share camping site / fee at local Prov. Park
Bring your own canoe or *rent
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
- 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, instruct at a Camp Canoeing Instructors Course, and instruct (assist) at a Basic Canoe Instructors course.
As a bonus, those who meet the standards will also earn the ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (A-Tandem) and (B-Solo) certifications. Evaluation of paddling skills will be ongoing throughout the entire course.
*Arrangement may be made for renting Swift Prospector canoes – speak with Judy
Go to www.kirkwoodcanoe.ca for more information and to register.