ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 Course

About the Course

The Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association (ORCKA) Tripping Level 1 course is for those who have never canoe tripped before, or are experienced trippers who want to learn some new skills. Everyone will learn something from this course. You will go away as a competent tipper.

COURSE CONTENT:

Safety:
-Retrieving a swamped canoe (Loaded Canoe)
-Canoe over canoe rescue
-Self rescue
-Line toss and rescue
-Communications
-Personal and Camp Hygiene

Theory:
-Canoeing heritage
-Canoe design and construction
-Trip planning
-Canoe tripping gear
-Clothing and personal effects
-Tools and repair kits
-Canoeing first aid
-Weather interpretation
-Environmental practices and concerns
-Canoeing resources

Skills:
-Canoeing
-Food and menu planning
-Packing
-Navigation
-Campsites and shelters
-Fires and stoves
-Knots
-Portaging
-Canoe trip

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What you need to know:

Prerequisite:
ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1(tandem), equivalent certification or comparable skills and experience (with the permission of the Course Director)

Physical Difficulty:
Moderate. Participant must be comfortable in water with lifejacket.

Included:
Food, canoe, paddle, lifejacket, instruction

What’s not Included:
Transportation, personal camping equipment.

The Important Stuff:

Course date(s): May 20 to 22, 2019
Location: Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, near Apsley Ontario

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1

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