ORCKA Basic Instructor Upgrade Course

About the Course

Candidates who already hold their Camp Canoeing Instructor certification (CCI) may, at the discretion of the Course Director, take a modified Basic Canoeing Instructor program. This slightly shorter course will omit components that are common to both the Camp Canoeing and Basic Canoeing Instructor levels. ORCKA Basic Canoe Instructors can teach ORCKA Basic Levels 1,2,3 and 4 (solo). This course emphasizes solo canoeing. 


-Use the Canadian National Topographical System (NTS)
-Identify topographical map margin information
-Identify features on a map
-Understand map scale and calculate distance
-Use Contour lines to identify the elevation of a location
-Identify general location on map
-Use Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates to identify location
-Use Geographical coordinates to identify location
-Use the correct north reference on the map.
-Identify map limitations
-Navigate with a map

-Understand the parts of a compass
-Correctly hold a compass
-Follow a bearing
-follow a reverse Bearing
-Understand Compass Inaccuracy
-Use a compass to become unlost

Navigate with Map and Compass:
-Understand declination
-Use triangulation to determine location
-Use the compass to determine location on a line
-Navigating using Map and Compass
-Use a map and compass to find targets in the bush

What you need to know:

1. At least 16 years of age.
2. Current ORCKA member (membership included with the ORCKA BCI participant fee)
3. ORCKA Camp Canoeing Instructor
4. It is strongly recommended that all Basic Canoeing Instructor’s have, in addition to their canoeing qualifications, some qualification in Swimming, First Aid and CPR.

Physical Difficulty:
Long days sitting and kneeling in the canoe. Participant must be comfortable in water with lifejacket.

What’s Included:
Canoe, paddle, lifejacket, safety equipment and instruction

What’s not Included:
Transportation, food, parking fees, camp fees or accommodation.

The Important Stuff:

Course date(s): May 13 and 14, 2019
Location: Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston Ontario

ORCKA Camp Canoeing Instructor to Basic Instructor Upgrade

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