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Paddling Skills Camp

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Camp Opemikon, 530 Hanna Rd, Maberly, ON K0H 2B0

Event date

06/14/2019 - 12:00am - 06/16/2019 - 12:00am

Event Description

Camp Opemikon will be hosting a weekend Paddling Skills camp for Scouts and Venturer Scouts participating with their Troop/Company. We will offer the Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem certification required to achieve competency 6.3 of the Paddling Outdoor Adventure Skill.  Other competencies will be covered as part of the training, we leave it to the youth to track and decide if they have achieved those skills.

The outline for the weekend will be:

  • Friday evening: Start at 7PM with a safety briefing and dry land training
  • Saturday morning: On the water
  • Saturday afternoon: On the water
  • Saturday evening: Review dry land.
  • Sunday morning: On the water
  • Sunday afternoon: On the water, done by 3PM

All necessary equipment will be supplied, participants are free to bring PFDs (Transport Canada Approved) and paddles but we reserve the right to not allow their use if they do not meet our standards on inspection.

Participants should be in good physical health and be good to strong swimmers.  Participants must bring water bottles and dress appropriately for the weather.

In order to keep costs down, you get to choose where you want to stay and whether you want to be catered.  If self-contained, plan a bag lunch or support people to prepare meals to save time.

Cost (includes instruction and equipment): 

  • Tenting: $50 per person
  • Lodge (Armstrong): $60 per person
  • Catering: additional $35 per person

Scouters accompanying youth and not participating are not required to pay for accommodations, only for catering if they choose.

Limit is 20 participants.  Preference will be given to youth participants over Scouters.

For more information, contact Alex Gazaleh at scouteralex@gmail.com

Registration deadline is June 10. Please register bu submitting the form attached below to opebookings@scouts.ca – Subject Line: Paddling Skills Camp using the Registration form.

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