Group kayak lesson

Course Description

In this extended weekend course we combine a Level 1 Skills Certification with Basic Instructor to prepare you with the paddling skills and instructor capabilities to teach beginner paddlers. Ideal for staff working at a summer camp (hence the name) or really for anyone that wants to challenge a skills course and instructor certification at one time. We’ll provide lots of coaching to help improve your paddling and gently assist with your instruction skill set as well. This course involves a Level 1 skills assessment, it is expected that participants come to the course with the kayak experience of level 1 skills. (ORCKA also recognizes this PC instructor level once membership dues are paid.)

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Participant Comments

“Had a wonderful trip paddling on Georgian Bay. The scenery is exquisite. Guides were attentive, professional and respectful. I was most impressed with the quality, quantity, and variety of food.”
- Past Trip Participant

Course Details


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Course Notes

Meeting at White Squall Paddling Centre. Paddling locations may vary and you will be informed by course instructors.

Accommodations:  Paddle Canada course participants are welcome to camp on site at White Squall for the times you are based here.   Please let us know if you’re intending to stay here.

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Intermediate Kayak Skills (including rescues) – this is a Level 1 Skills assessment, it is expected that participants come to the course with a good overview of Level 1 skills.
At least 16 years of age.
Standard First-Aid and CPR

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