Tripping Training

Tripping

-------------- Tripping Training

Canoe Tripping Training

 

Tripping training is offered both as Paddle Canada certified courses (comprised of 6 evenings sessions and a weekend trip), or as Evening Sessions, open to all.

 

Both Introductory and Advanced Levels offered. Registration is the same for both, but the advanced level requires an additional evening session and a greater degree of prior certification, experience and knowledge.

  

Canoe Tripping Training:

Thursday Evening Sessions Open to All. 7:00-9:30 pm.  Courtside B room at the RA (2451 Riverside Drive).

$10 for non-members, $5 for RACCC members

  • Essential Map & Compass (April 21st) -- Open
  • Trip Planning - For FULL COURSE PARTICIPANTS (April 28th)
    • Shed meeting and planning for the weekend trip that completes the course.
  • Packing for a Canoe Trip (May 5th) -- Open
  • Pool Rescue Session (Sat. May 7th 7-8 pm) at Canterbury pool -- Full course participants only
  • Canoe Trip Food & Menu Planning (May 12th) -- Open
  • Trip Leadership (May 19th) -- Open
  • Weekend Trip (May 20-23rd) -- Full course participants only
  • GPS Navigation (May 26th) -- FULL!
  • Advanced Wilderness Navigation Course  -- Open (required for advance course, otherwise optional)

Thursday, June 2nd (7-9:30 pm) at the RA (2451 Riverside Drive)

and Saturday, June 4th (9 am -5 pm) South March Highlands

$20 non-members, $15 members

 

Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping Courses (FULL COURSES):

Paddle Canada tripping courses comprised of evening sessions and a weekend trip are open to club members only ($120).  New members welcome.

 

Introduction: Barcode 8744

Advanced: Barcode 8738

 

Participants should budget an additional $80 for camping expenses (food, gas, camping fees etc.). Participants are expected to help cover the instructors food, gas & camping fees. (They are volunteers)

 


Prerequisite to the Introductory canoe tripping course:

Intermediate level paddler. (Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate skills)

Fitness to carry canoe or pack minimum of 100m (with assistance if requested)

Recommended minimum: 16 hour first aid course

 

  • Prerequisites to the Advanced course:

Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping Introductory course or equivalent skills.

Intermediate level paddler. (Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate skills)

Minimum of 4 logged multi-night canoe trips with a minimum total of 12 nights.

Fitness to carry canoe or pack solo minimum of 200 m.

Recommended minimum Advanced Wilderness First Aid course (36 hours)

 

REGISTRATION

 

Don't wait!

 

The full tripping course requires attending all evening sessions (some flexibility possible at instructors discression). All sessions included in full-course price.


Open evening sessions fill up! Last-minute registration for open evening sessions is possible at the door (cash only), but Register in advance to guarantee a spot.

 

 

 

Click here to learn how to register for courses (including in-person and phone options)

 

Canoe Trip Food & Menu Planning 2016

Canoe Trip Menu Planning-Thur May 12 7-9:30 pm

Location: RA Centre, Courtside B

Topics Covered

Weight, nutritive value, calories, ease of storage, ease of preparation, resistance to spoilage of various foods

Various stoves to use at camp – advantages & disadvantages of various types, how to use them, hazards,

Group kitchen gear

Baking using a Dutch oven or an outback oven

Food dehydration

Water filtration, dishes & hygiene

This session is open to the public with a cost of $5 member or $10 non-member.

You may register by calling (613) 736-6224 or visiting the east desk at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Drive) or going online (members only, barcode 8741) here. In addition, registrations will be accepted at the door for this session but preference will be given to those who register in advance.

Packing for a Canoe Trip

Packing for a Canoe Trip-Thursday,May 5 7-9:30 pm 

Location: RA Centre, Courtside B

Topics Covered
How to pack personal gear for a canoe trip
How to pack for varying weather conditions
What should be in a repair kit
What should be in a first aid kit
Where it is possible to purchase gear in Ottawa
Waterproofing & ease of portaging
Some aspects of group gear: tarps, tents, ax/saw, knife

This session is open to the public with a cost of $5 member or $10 non-member.

You may register by calling (613) 736-6224 or visiting the east desk at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Drive) or going online (members only) here. In addition, registrations will be accepted at the door for this session.

This session is also offered as part of the Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping course. The whole course requires canoe club membership and pre-registration.

Tripping Course 2016 Brochure

Please see the attached brochure for more informaiton about the tripping course

Tripping Course Evening Sessions

Course Details, By Session

 

Essential Map & Compass Skills

Thursday, Apr. 21, 7-9:30 pm

RA Centre, Courtside B

Features of an orienteering compass (bring your own or you may borrow one)

Reading critical info from a topographic map

Using UTM co-ordinates to locate your position 

Understanding magnetic declination

Determining a compass bearing from a map

Following a compass bearing in the bush or in the dark

Making sure you never get lost - know where you are!

 

Shed Meeting -- Planning the trip portion of the course (for those doing the full course only)

Thursday, Apr. 28, 7-9:30 pm

For those doing the full tripping course only.

Planning meeting for the May 20-23 trip

 

Packing for a canoe trip

Thursday, May 5, 7-9:30 pm

RA Centre, Courtside B

How to pack personal gear for a canoe trip

How to pack for varying weather conditions

What should be in a repair kit

What should be in a first aid kit

Where it is possible to purchase gear in Ottawa

Waterproofing & ease of portaging

Some aspects of group gear: tarps, tents, ax/saw, knife

 

Canoe Trip Food & Menu Planning

Thursday, May 12, 7-9:30pm 

RA Centre, Courtside B

Trip menu planning

Weight, nutritive value, calories, ease of storage, ease of preparation, resistance to spoilage of various foods

Various stoves to use at camp – advantages & disadvantages of various types, how to use them, hazards,

Group kitchen gear

Baking using a Dutch oven or an outback oven

Food dehydration

Water filtration, dishes & hygiene 

 

Trip Leadership

Thursday, May 19, 7-9:30 pm 

RA Centre, Courtside B

Risk management for a canoe trip leader

Group dynamics & conflict resolution strategies

 

GPS Navigation

Thursday, May 26, 7-9:30 pm

RA Centre, Courtside B

Basic GPS skills and practice: Speed, distance, locations, waypoints.

How to transpose information from the GPS to the map

 

Pool session (for those doing the full course only)

Saturday, Date Saturday May 7th, 7:00-8:00 pm

Location: Canterbury Pool

For those doing the full tripping course only, others may join only at the discretion of the instructors.

Canoe rescues in a controlled situation

Canoe towing

How to load and unload a canoe – trim

Decision: To attach or not to attach gear

Please arrange to arrive at the pool 15 minutes early.

 

Canoe Trip (for those doing a full course only)

May 20-23 Canoe Trip

Barron Canyon, Algonquin Park, or similar destination

This is required to complete the Paddle Canada courses.

Those who wish to complete a Paddle Canada course must register by Thursday, April 28th.

 

 

Advanced Wilderness Navigation

Thursday, June 2nd (7-10 pm)  RA Centre Courtside B Room 
Saturday, June 4th (9 am- 5 pm) South March Highlands

 

 (Cost $20 non-members, $15 RACCC members)

The RACCC will be offering a two-part advanced wilderness navigation course on the evening of Thursday, June 2nd and all day on Saturday, June 4th. Participants will be required to attend both parts of the course.

 

The course, entitled "The Art of Wilderness Navigation" will be presented by Nigel Ward, a long-time member who has delivered may very popular navigation courses in the club over the past 15 years. The course is intended to take paddlers who have familiarity with map and compass to the next level. It is unsuitable for novices. The course size will be limited to 12 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

There will be a three-hour classroom session at the RA Centre, starting at 7 pm sharp, followed by a day in the field on the following Saturday, June 4th. After brushing up on practical navigation skills, the afternoon will be spent bushwacking in the South March Highlands. This is fairly rugged terrain, thus not suited to anyone with mobility issues. 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. The session will finish at about 5 pm (assuming students have managed to avoid getting lost!)

 

Students will need to be in possession of a good declination-adjusted mirror compass. Advice on the best model to purchase will be offered to registrants who need to acquire one.

 

Should you have questions about this course, please e-mail Nigel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Essential Map & Compass Skills Evening Course 2016

Essential Map & Compass Skills Evening Course

Thursday, Apr. 21, 7-9:30 pm
RA Centre, Courtside B

Open to both members and non-members. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

Features of an orienteering compass (bring your own or you may borrow one)
Reading critical info from a topographic map
Using UTM co-ordinates to locate your position
Understanding magnetic declination
Determining a compass bearing from a map
Following a compass bearing in the bush or in the dark
Making sure you never get lost - know where you are!

Fees:
- Canoe Member $5.00
- Non Member $10.00

How to Register for Evening Course

Read more: Essential Map & Compass Skills Evening Course 2016