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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:
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