ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor Course

About the Course

It is beneficial for children’s camps to have certified canoeing Instructors on staff. The Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) is pleased to announce a Camp Canoeing Instructor (CCI) certification program. This new 2 day program will certify Camp Instructors to teach the ORCKA Basic 1 and 2 program at the camp water front.

The CCI Program will take two days instead of the traditional five days to train a new Basic Instructor. The cost of training will be significantly less than the full five day Basic Instructor course.

What can the CCI do?
He/she can teach and certify ORCKA Canoeing Program Basic 1, 2 &3 in OCA member youth camps (who are also ORCKA Organizational members)
This activity will be confined to the camp waterfront. The camp will provide “lifeguard supervision” during the on-water activities.

This new program gives Camps the flexibility and ability to certify their own ORCKA Instructors “from within”. It provides the required teaching aids. Considering the basic skills actually being taught in most cases the CCI Instructor will suite the Camps needs.


ORCKA Basic Canoeing
Candidate canoeing skills assessment and evaluation
Practice Teaching
Learning theory and information

What you need to know:

Be at least 16 years of age. Be employed by an OCA member youth camp. Have ORCKA Basic 1,2 and 3 certification or permission from the Course Director.

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

Canoe, paddle, lifejacket and instruction. Basic section of the ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual, Learning and teaching handouts and Administration guide Two year ORCKA CCI membership (benefits to be determined by ORCKA)

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

The Important Stuff:

Course date(s): May 11 and 12, 2019.

Course runs from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday and 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday. Be prepared for a long day. Theory session after dinner on Saturday. There will be some online sessions before the course begins. 

Please note that there are pre-course assignments. We suggest you sign up no less then two weeks before the course start start date or it will be difficult for you to complete the assignments. 

Location: Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston Ontario

ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor

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