Paddle Canada Skill and Instructor Development Courses

Paddle Canada Kayak Skills Courses

These courses are ideal for those that want to move beyond our lessons and get a little deeper immersion (pardon the pun) into sea kayaking. Whether you’re intent on certification or not, these courses are full of useful information and knowledge to allow you to safely enjoy your excursions no matter where you paddle. All of our courses spend time on Georgian Bay where there is no better classroom and allow you to test the waters and gain new experiences and knowledge.

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Level-1 Sheltered Waters Day Tripping

Dates:

June 9-10, 2018 (2 days)

August 11-12, 2018 (2 days)

Price: $350

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Level-2 Open Water Paddling

Dates:

May 30–June 3, 2018 (5 days)

August 22-26, 2018 (5 days)

Price: $775

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Level-3 Open Water Leadership

Dates:

May 30–June 3, 2018 (5 days)

August 22-26, 2018 (5 days)

Price: $775

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Paddle Canada Sea Kayak/Paddleboard Instructor Training Courses

Camp & Basic Kayak Instructor

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 skill 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. (ORCKA also recognizes this PC instructor level once membership dues are paid.)

Certifications: Basic Kayak Instructor & Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills

Dates: contact us if you’re interested

Price: $495

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Paddleboard Advanced Flatwater Instructor

The Advanced Flatwater Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor course is designed to provide a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Program. We’ll show you the various techniques that you need to teach and provide simple and effective approaches to help you become a better instructor. Full of opportunities to see other people teach, you’ll be exposed to a variety of teaching techniques in a safe and fun environment.

Dates: Please contact us if you’re interested

Price: $360

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Level-1 Kayak Instructor

This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and judgement to instruct beyond basic kayaking skills to people of all ages. Teaching strategies, detection and correction, coaching, evaluation and group management skills are all part of this fun and informative course. You will come away with stronger teaching ability and refined, demo-quality strokes and braces. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on practical risk management.

Dates: July 14-17, 2018 (4 days)

Price: $650

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Level-2 Kayak Instructor

Develop the skills and experiences to enable you to deliver Level 2 Skills. We will work on your skills sets to ensure that your strokes are of a high demonstration quality. But moreover, we’ll provide lots of tips and techniques to coach other paddlers to higher proficiencies. We’ll spend time working on tricks and strategies for teaching weather, navigation and work through evaluation techniques. A fun, challenging and fulfilling course, you’ll learn a lot about your own teaching and be exposed to a variety of teaching methods.

Dates: Give us a ring if interested. 

Price: $775

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Course Discount:  Receive 10% off any scheduled lesson to prepare for your course.