Fees Include: ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, 2023 ORCKA Membership, and one year subscription to Paddling Magazine.
Participant is responsible for ♦accommodations, paddles, pfd, safety kit, and canoe or *canoe rental
- 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 may instruct and administer
ORCKA Basic Canoeing Levels 1-2-3-4 courses
Instruct at a Safe Canoeing Program
Assist at a future Camp Canoeing Instructors Course
And assist at a future Basic Canoe Instructors course
Participants with proven skills will also earn ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A-Tandem.
Evaluation of paddling skills will be ongoing throughout the entire course.
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
♦Accommodations- Kirkwood Canoe has Reserved 2 campground non-electrical sites at Arrowhead Provincial Park. You may inquire about sharing with other participants (cover the campsite fees) May 28-June 2 dates are confirmed;
August dates TBD
*Arrangements may be made for local Canoe Rental either Kirkwood Canoe or Algonquin Outfitters - Speak with Judy