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Tripping Seminars May 2 and May 4 2017

Tripping Seminars May 2 and May 4, 7 - 9:30pm

Packing for a Canoe Trip Seminar - May 2 - Barcode 9950

What to take and how to pack personal gear and group gear for a canoe trip. Click here to read more.

Camp Food, Hygiene, Stoves & Water - May 4 - Barcode 9949

Canoe Trippers appreciate healthy, delicious meals more than you can imagine! Click here to read more.

These two seminars are open to both club and non-club members. Last-minute registration is possible at the door, but space is limited, so register in advance to guarantee a spot. ($5 members or $10 non-members per seminar)

More information is provided on these seminars in the attachment below.

Attachments:
Download this file (2017 RACCC PC CT outline.pdf)2017 RACCC PC CT outline.pdf[ ]114 kB

2017 Spring TRIPPING Courses & Seminars

TRIPPING Courses Start APRIL-Registration OPEN! 

Tripping training is offered both as Full Courses comprised of most of the evening Seminars and a weekend Trip, or as individual evening Seminars, open to ALL. Sign up for any component that interests you, OR sign up for the whole course (limited enrolment) to earn your Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping (Introduction or Advanced) certification. We have also scheduled both Introductory and Intermediate Lakewater Skills canoe paddling courses to provide the prerequisite skills needed for participation in the Full Tripping courses. Details on PDF attached below or click here for the Full Courses or here for the evening Seminars.

Attachments:
Download this file (2017 RACCC PC CT outline.pdf)2017 RACCC PC CT outline.pdf[ ]114 kB

Canoe Tripping Course 2017

TRIPPING Courses happen EARLY - register ASAP!
Tripping training is offered both as Full Courses comprised of most of the evening Seminars and a
weekend Trip, or as individual evening Seminars, open to all. Sign up for any component that interests
you, OR sign up for the whole course (limited enrolment) to earn your Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping
(Introduction or Advanced) certification. We have also scheduled both Introductory and Intermediate
Lakewater Skills canoe paddling courses to provide the prerequisite skills needed for participation in the
Full Tripping courses.

Full Course: Introduction to Canoe Tripping
Aim: This course introduces the canoeist to the camping skills required to make safe and enjoyable
overnight trips in an environmentally sensitive manner on waterways for which they have the skills. It is
essential for all Introduction to Canoe Tripping certified paddlers to travel on the water with others who
have been trained in the techniques of assisted rescues. Successful completion of this course will qualify
most people who have little or no previous experience for almost all of our Club flatwater trips.
The course cost includes: most evening Seminars listed below (Apr12,25, May 2,4,5,9,11,16, Pool
session (Jun 2) canoe rental, club equipment and the 4-day canoe trip (May 19-22) which will involve
additional trip-associated shared expenses such as food, transport, camp fees etc., (max $100, though
probably less). Limited enrolment – act fast!
Prerequisites:
• Lake Canoe Introduction (May 13-14 $100) or equivalent skills.
• Physical fitness level capable of learning to carry (light) canoes and packs for a minimum of 100m (with
assistance if requested)
• Recommended: 16 or more hour Basic First Aid Course
Register for entire course ($125) Barcode 9947

 

Full Course: Advanced Canoe Tripping
Aim: This advanced course builds on the canoeist’s camp and travel skills and introduces leadership,
group dynamics, group management, food preparation and storage for longer trips. A successful candidate
is considered an accomplished canoe tripper with substantial experience who is capable of all aspects and
responsibilities for organizing and leading extended and remote wilderness trips in an environmentally
sensitive manner. It is essential for all Canoe Tripping certified paddlers to travel only on waterways
which match their certified skill levels.
The course cost includes: most evening Seminars listed below (Apr12,25, May 2,4,5,9,11,16, Pool
session (Jun 2), canoe rental, club equipment and the 4-day canoe trip with portaging (May 19-22) which
will involve additional trip-associated shared expenses such as food, transport, camp fees etc. (max $100,
though probably less), but does NOT include the Advanced Navigation (Apr 27,29) or GPS Seminars
(May 25), both of which are mandatory for certification, and must be registered for separately. Limited
enrolment – act fast!.
Prerequisites:
• Lake Canoe Introduction or Intermediate (May 13-14 $100) or equivalent skills.
• Introduction to Canoe Tripping or equivalent skills.
• A minimum of 4 logged overnight canoe camping trips.
• Physical fitness level equal to portaging canoes and packs solo (minimum distance 200m)
• Recommended: minimum 36-hour Wilderness First Aid Course.
Register for entire course ($125) Barcode 9945
Register for Advanced Navigation Parts 1&2 ($20) Barcode 9952
Register for GPS Navigation Seminar($5) Barcode 9948

See attachment below for full information on the 2017 Canoe Tripping Course.  

Attachments:
Download this file (2017 RACCC PC CT outline.pdf)2017 RACCC PC CT outline.pdf[ ]114 kB

Tripping Course Evening Sessions 2017 (Open to All)

Last-minute registration for open evening sessions is possible at the door, but space is limited, so register in advance to guarantee a spot.

Trip Leaders Seminar
This session is designed to recruit and support club members who are interested in contributing by
volunteering as trip leaders on club trips. Our mentorship process is designed to encourage you to start
small by assisting with easy day trips with an experienced leader. This seminar will consist of about a 1/2
hour information session on what is involved in leading a club trip and the rest of the evening in small
groups of 5-6 people engaging in Q&A with an experienced trip leader. We need more trip leaders so we
can expand our summer programming – please come! We may retire to the RA Fieldhouse (Pub) for some
social time afterwards. FREE & recommended for ALL members. RSVP so we know how many to expect.
Apr 12 Wed 7-9pm - RA Classroom Location: RA Centre Courtside A
FREE, but please register/RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Map & Compass Essentials Seminar
This Seminar is open to all and is also one of a series which is included in the Canoe Tripping certified
courses. This seminar is a prerequisite for attending the Advanced Navigation or the GPS Navigation
Seminars. This introduction to basic map reading and compass features and skills for canoe trippers will
cover how to: use a compass; orient a map to the direction of travel; take a bearing; triangulate your
position; determine average travelling speed with a watch and a map; determine and communicate
locations. What is declination, how to calculate it and transpose the information onto a map. Registration
for a full Canoe Tripping course includes this seminar and attendance is mandatory for both INTRO &
ADV certification. Bring your compass if you have one. If you don't, come & learn the best kind to buy!
Apr 25 Tue 7-9:30pm - RA Classroom Location: Outaouais
Register for this Seminar only: Barcode 9951 ($5 members or $10 non-members)

 

Advanced Navigation with Map & Compass for Canoe Trippers
Prerequisite: Map & Compass Essentials (Apr 25) or a basic knowledge of or previous experience with
map & compass. Attendance is NOT included in full course fees, but is mandatory for ADV certification.
Aim: This course is designed to reinforce your map and compass skills with a three-hour classroom
session to review all the skills necessary for successful navigation through unmarked bush. The field day
will involve brushing up on practical navigation skills in the morning and bushwhacking in the South
March Highlands all afternoon. Although participants do not need a high level of fitness (we go slowly),
they do need to feel comfortable being deep in the bush, a long way off any trails. This course is
unsuitable for novices or anyone with mobility issues. Dress for the weather, the rugged terrain and
mosquitoes, blackflies & ticks.
Bring: Lunch, Water and a good declination-adjusted mirror Compass. Advice on the best model to
purchase will be offered to registrants who need to acquire one.
Refer questions about this course to Nigel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Apr 28 Fri 7pm sharp -10pm - Advanced Navigation Part 1 of 2 – Map and Compass
Location: RA classroom: Outaouais
Apr 29 Sat 9am-5pm - Advanced Navigation Part 2 of 2 – Field Exercises South March Highlands
Enrolment limited to 12 participants – book early!
Registration Barcode 9952 for Parts 1&2 ($20)

 

PACKING for a Canoe Trip + Repair & 1st Aid Kits Seminar
Packing List – what to take and how to pack personal gear and group gear for a canoe trip. What you can
use that you already own. What you might need to buy and where to buy it in Ottawa. What features to
look for in basic equipment. How to pack for portaging and for varying weather conditions. Waterproofing
options and lightweight alternatives. Some aspects of group gear. What should be in a repair kit and in a
first aid kit. Registration for a full Canoe Tripping course includes this seminar and attendance is
mandatory for both INTRO & ADV certification.
May 2 Tues 7-9:30pm - RA Classroom Location: Courtside B
Register for this Seminar only: Barcode 9950 ($5members or $10non-members)


Camp FOOD, Hygiene, Stoves & Water
Canoe Trippers appreciate healthy, delicious meals more than you can imagine! We will present:
Canoe trip menu planning and packing: weight, nutrition, calories, ease of preparation, resistance to
spoilage of various foods, food dehydration. Group & personal kitchen gear. Packing, storage, and safety.
Introduction to various cooking methods: features of various types of camp stoves, dutch oven, outback
oven, twig stoves, campfires, fireboxes, safety. Camp hygiene: water filtration, dishes, waste disposal,
toilet practices. Leave No Trace principles. Registration for a full Canoe Tripping course includes this
seminar and attendance is mandatory for both INTRO & ADV certification.
May 4 Thu 7-9:30pm - RA Classroom Location: Courtside A
Register for this Seminar only: Barcode 9949 ($5members or $10non-members)

 

RACCC Club & Boathouse Orientation Seminar
The goal of this seminar is to get people involved early in the year and make them comfortable in
participating in trips at their level. This is a general introduction to the Club, including the different
programs that are available, how to sign up for trips, what equipment is needed for day and extended
trips. Included are practical demonstrations of canoe and camping equipment, how to reserve and sign out
equipment, how trip planning sessions work, how trip finances operate, and a practical session of how to
put a canoe on a car and tie it down safely. This info can also be found at raccc.ca - see the Handbook
section under the Membership tab.
The whole orientation is done in about an hour and a half. People are welcome to stay overtime and ask
any questions. We sometimes retire to the RA Fieldhouse (Pub) for some social time afterwards.
May 5 Fri 7-9pm (FREE, Open to ALL, mandatory for INTRO & ADV full course participants)
May 26 Fri 7-9pm (FREE, Recommended for ALL members)
Please register by RSVP'ing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know how many to expect.


KNOTS Night Seminar
Knots are fun. Tying down canoes, setting up tarps, tightening your tent guylines... for every job, there is a
knot that works perfectly for it. “Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.”
During this seminar we learn and practice a series of essential knots for canoe trippers:
INTRO: Reef, Bowline, Sheet bend, Truckers’ hitch, Two half hitches, Taut-line
ADV: Figure Eight, Butterfly, Fisherman's, Prusik Loop, Clove hitch (Alpine butterfly)
BYO Rope if you can (we have plenty of extra). We also recommend http://www.animatedknots.com/
Registration for a full Canoe Tripping course includes this seminar and attendance is mandatory for both
INTRO & ADV certification.
May 9 Tue 7-9pm - RA Classroom Location: Courtside B
Register for this Seminar only: Barcode 9953 ($5members or $10non-members)


Trip Leadership & RISK Management Seminar
Emergencies or just bad situations can occur out in the wilderness and whether we are prepared for them
(or not) can make (or break) your trip. We will discuss risk anticipation, identification, reduction and then
crisis management strategies for canoe trip leaders, such as leadership, prioritization, STOP & think,
evacuation planning, communication options. We will introduce Raffan's Lemon Jackpot analogy and
group dynamics, with conflict resolution strategies. We will practice group brainstorming of various
scenarios. Registration for a full Canoe Tripping course includes this seminar and attendance is mandatory
for both INTRO & ADV certification.
May 11 Thu 7-9:30pm - RA Classroom Location: Courtside A
Register for this Seminar only: Barcode 9946 ($5members or $10non-members)

 

GPS Navigation

Prerequisite​:  Map & Compass Essentials (Apr 25) or a basic knowledge of or previous experience with map & compass. We will cover Basic GPS skills and practice: Speed, distance, locations, waypoints. How to transpose information between GPS and map. BYO GPS if you have one. Dress for outdoor practice. This seminar is NOT included in the Canoe Tripping course but is mandatory for the Advanced level certification. Enrolment is limited to 12 participants – book EARLY! May 25 Thu 7-9:30pm  - RA Classroom Location:  Courtside A Register for this Seminar only: Barcode 9948 ($5members or $10non-members)