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ORCKA Canoe Instructor Course

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St, Kingston ON K7M 8Y6

Event date

05/01/2020 - 7:00pm - 05/08/2020 - 4:00pm

Event Description

Course dates: May 1-3, and May 8-10.

NOTE: Basic Instructor course is a 48 hour course over 5 days **100% attendance is required

This event location is not available for camping for those from out of town.

Bring your own paddles, pfd, and canoe or *rent

This course is open to all Scouters as well as Venturers, and Rovers age 16+. This course will also be open to other organizations who require this qualification to run their programs.

Registration: All registration forms (inc. Non-Member Physical Fitness Form) and payment must be submitted through the Voyageur Council Office before April 14, 2020.

Note: Max class size is 10 (6 positions will be reserved for Loyalist Area members until 31 March). There are positions reserved for qualified youth.

Please discuss any registration cost concerns, or need for a canoe* with Geoff Priems,

  • Rise to a new personal skill level
  • Gain confidence instructing in many different circumstances
  • Share knowledge and resources
  • Practice sessions built into the 48 hr course


  • at least 16 years of age
  • ORCKA Basic Level 1 – 4
  • Or comparable skills & experiences – with permission from Director – Steve Tripp, 613 583-5268 or

The Basic Instructors course provides you with the recognized provincial certification from ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayak Association).

As a Basic Canoe Instructor, the successful candidate will be qualified to instruct and administer ORCKA Basic Canoeing Levels 1-2-3-4 courses, instruct at a Safe Canoeing Program, instruct at a Camp Canoeing Instructors Course, and instruct (assist) at a Basic Canoe Instructors course.

As a bonus, those who meet the standards will also earn the ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1 (A-Tandem) and (B-Solo) certifications. Evaluation of paddling skills will be ongoing throughout the entire course.

Loyalist Area Youth (16+) and Scouters: $100; Other Scouting Members: $630 per person

Questions? Contact Nicky Bell at

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