Fee Includes: Use of Kirkwood Canoe canoes, safety equipment, paddles, ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, one year ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor Membership.
Participant responsible for pfd and ♦accommodations
(3 days - 100% attendance required)
The purpose of the Camp Canoeing Instructor (CCI) Course is to provide a provincial certification of competence in the instruction and administration of ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Courses and Safe Canoeing Programs while either employed or volunteering at a OCA member youth camp.
- At least 16 years of age
- Be employed by or attending an OCA member youth camp.
- ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1-4 skills or comparable skills and experience -with the permission of the Course Director: Judy Kirkwood
- in addition, some qualification in Swimming, First Aid and CPR is strongly recommended
Itinerary: This is a demanding, yet rewarding 3 day (24 hour) course:
- ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1-2-3-4 tandem and solo Certification
- Canoe Theory
- Share knowledge and resources
- Learning /Instructing theories and strategies
- Gain confidence instructing in many different situations
- Practice skills sessions build into the 3 day / 24 hour course
As a Camp Canoe Instructor, the successful candidate will be qualified to:
- Instruct ORCKA Basic Levels 1-2-3 courses at an OCA youth camp while confined to the OCA camp waterfront and the camp will provide “lifeguard supervision” during the on or near water activities.
- Assist at an ORCKA Safe Canoeing Program.
- A Camp Canoeing Instructor is expected to promote the development of safe, competent and knowledgeable recreational paddling and to promote the development of the ORCKA Basic Canoeing Program.
♦Accommodations- Kirkwood Canoe has Reserved 2 campground sites (non-electrical) at Arrowhead Provincial Park. You may inquire about sharing with other participants (cover the campsite fees) May 28-May 31 dates are confirmed; August dates TBD