This extended course further enhances the skills and techniques learned in Level-2 but adds a focus on leadership. You will develop skills in group awareness and management and safe travel that will enable you to help a group of colleagues or like paddlers make safe decisions about where, when and how to paddle in open waters.
Exploring various risk management and group communication approaches and improving weather and navigational awareness are also further enhanced in this course. We have a lot of fun, learning through scenarios and talking about the different ways and relative merits of various rescue and paddling techniques.
White Squall instructors enjoy coaching paddlers and have a solid and practical approach to paddling and leadership based in years of teaching, guiding and coaching people on how to safely travel in open waters. Georgian Bay is our classroom and while its beautiful, it also provides a variety of settings to challenge you in fun and safe ways.
May 30–June 3, 2018 (5 days)
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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.
Course Notes: Coming soon
- Sea Kayak Level-2 Skills with 15 days logged camping experience in class-2 conditions or equivalent. Please touch base if unsure.
- A log documenting extended trips of 2 or more days totalling 15 overnights. Ten of the paddling days should be in Level-2 conditions.
- Wilderness first aid (16 hours) with CPR is strongly recommended.
We will meet at White Squall Paddling Centre. Paddling locations may vary and you will be informed by course instructors.
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