ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor

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 are the prerequisites to become a CCI?
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.


May 27 & 28, 2017

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. In addition there is some eLearning pre-course work.

The course is also available onsite at camps with six or more students. Contact office for details.

Cost = $350 Plus HST


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ORCKA Camp Canoe Instructor

Location: Earl Rowe Provincial Park near Aliston Ontario

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 do not sign up the very last minute or it will be difficult for you to complete the assignments before the couse begins. We suggest signing up no later than two weeks before the couse start date. The earlier the better.

Physical Difficulty:

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

What's Included:
Canoe, paddle, lifejacket, instruction, workbooks
What's not Included:
Transportation, accommodation, food (unless specified)

More Information:
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.

What will be included in the CCI course?
Safety and canoeing skills development and refinement to bring all participants to a solid ORCKA Basic level. Nobody will be certified as a CCI without passing these requisite skills at ORCKA Basic level.
“How to teach” theory as required to carry out the tasks of delivering ORCKA Basic tandem courses.
How to organize ORCKA Basic 1 and 2 A coursesHow to do the required paperwork for the administration of ORCKA Basic courses.

What is Included in the cost?
Basic section of the ORCKA Canoeing Program Manual
Learning and teaching handouts
Administration guide
CCI card 2 year ORCKA CCI membership (benefits to be determined by ORCKA)

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.

Akuni Inc. 2017