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ORCKA Basic Canoeing Instructor Course

This challenging ORCKA course is for those with a desire to teach basic canoeing skills, typically in a camp or education environment. The course introduces students to instructional technique and refines tandem and solo basic paddling skills with emphasis on:

  • safety
  • practical teaching techniques
  • practice teaching sessions
  • flatwater skill practice and refinement

Course Dates 

        May 21-25, 2020.

Course Location

This is a non-residential course that will be conducted at PMH Outdoors Homeplace at the confluence of the Ottawa and Mississippi Rivers. .

Equipment Required

Bring suitable outdoor clothing for cold, wet and hot weather. You will also need lunch, supper, beverages and snacks. Feel free to bring any personal equipment including paddle(s) and PFD that you have. This may help make your course more enjoyable.

Course Administration

Contact Us! for more information or registration. Students must be 16 years of age at the time of the course. 

Course price is $785.00 per student. The course registration fee covers:

  • ORCKA Program Manual
  • ORCKA 2020 Instructor Membership
  • ORCKA Basic Instructor instruction & personalized coaching
  • use of PFDs and all regulation safety equipment
  • use of canoeing instructional aids
  • use of flatwater canoes and paddles

On site camping and a full meal package is also available for an additional $250.00 plus HST.


Relax while you paddle in style

  All prices are in Canadian dollars 


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