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Kayaking Instruction

Want to learn more about Kayaking? Just starting out and want to learn the basics? 

Join us for a "Learn to Kayak" session or an ORCKA Flatwater Kayaking Course. 

PMH Outdoors will customize our instruction to meet your Kayaking requirements and specific paddling needs. Our instructors are all qualified, personable and experienced paddlers.  Call to arrange safe, quality kayak instruction tailored to meet the needs of you or your group! 

Instruction, kayaks, safety equipment and a great paddling location are all provided. You bring your enthusiasm for this great sport!

Learn to Kayak

This session introduces you to the basic paddling skills and kayak safety enabling you to go and safely enjoy paddling on your own. 

Flatwater Kayaking

This Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association (ORCKA) course is for those paddlers who wish to learn more about Kayaking safety, theory and paddling skills. 


ORCKA Flatwater Kayaking Instructor Course

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

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

Course Dates 

        July 15th to July 19th 2015

Course Location

This is a residential course (tent sites and meals provided) that will be conducted at the PMH Outdoors Homeplace located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ottawa Rivers.

Equipment Required

You will need to bring your own kayak, spray skirt, paddle and regulation safety equipment, including PFD. Bring suitable outdoor clothing for cold, wet and hot weather. You will require your own tent. Washroom and shower facilities are on site.

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 $795.00 plus HST per student. The course registration fee covers:

  • ORCKA Kayakin Program Manual
  • ORCKA 2015 Instructor Membership
  • ORCKA Flatwater Kayaking Instructor instruction & personalized coaching
  • use of PFDs and all regulation safety equipment
  • use of kayaking instructional aids
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks daily included
  • on site camping


This Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association (ORCKA) course is for those paddlers who want to refine their Kayaking skills and teach introductory kayaking courses.


Come and join us for an exciting Sea Kayaking experience!

Contact Us! to learn more or to register for your on-water learning experience!


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