ORCKA River Running Level 1A Tandem

ORCKA River Running Level 1 tandem provides an introduction to white water paddling for those with little or no experience in white water. Emphasis is on tandem canoeing skills, understanding white water principles and safety. Participants receive ORCKA River Running 1A certificate.


ORCKA Basic Level, equivalent certification or comparable skills and experience (with permission of the Course Director)


Not offered in 2015

Times: 8:30am-4:30pm daily

More dates may be added. Please keep checking web site.

Cost:$225 (plus HST)

There is additional camping fee of about $20 per night for about 3 or 4 nights payable to the camp ground.


Palmer Rapids Ontario

Physical Difficulty:

Some fitness required. Participant must be comfortable in water with lifejacket.

What's Included:

Canoe, paddle, lifejacket, instruction

What's not Included:

Personal Camping Equipment, transportation, Food.

Course Content:


-Swimming a rapid

-Retrieving a swamped canoe

-Canoe over canoe rescue

-Self Rescue

-Line toss and rescue



-Canoe heritage

-Canoe design and construction

-Canoe outfitting

-Moving water principals

-River reading

-Trip Planning

-Canoe first aid

-Canoeing resources

Skill (tandem and solo in class I-II water):

-Entering and exiting canoe


-Eddy turn

-Peel out

-S turn

-Front ferry

-Back ferry

-Side Slip

-Front surf

-Side surf (solo only)


-Lining, tracking and wading

Akuni Inc. 2017