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Opemikon Paddling Skills Camp

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Camp Opemikon, 530 Hanna Rd, Maberly, ON

Event date

06/22/2018 - 12:00am - 06/24/2018 - 12:00am

Event Description


June 22 - 24, 2018

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 the skill.

The outline for the weekend will be:

Friday evening: 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

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 (Brownsea or Cub field): $45 per person

Tabins (Brownsea): $47 per person

Cub Cabins: $53 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 information, contact Alex Gazaleh at Registration deadline is June 18. Please register at – Subject Line "Paddling Skills Camp" using the Registration form.

Scouts Canada, l’organisation jeunesse la plus importante au pays, offre des programmes stimulants pour les garçons et les filles âgés de 5 à 26 ans dans des milliers de groupes répartis dans la plupart des villes du Canada.

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