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Camp Canoe Instructor

This is a new program just offered in 2005.  It is only for staff working at camp which are part of the Ontario Camping Association (OCA).  It is a 2 day course.  Only OCA camps can offer this program, but I can instruct this course.  email for details.


  • Safety Review
  • Swimming and treading water
  • Artificial respiration
  • Retrieving a swamped canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Reaching assist and throwline


  • Theory review
  • Canoeing heritage
  • Selection and care of equipment
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Canoeing dynamics
  • Canoeing first aid
  • Canoeing resources


Canoeing Skills (tandem and solo)

  • Skills review
  • Pivots
  • Sideward displacement
  • Circles
  • Reverse and forward straight lines
  • Landings
  • Triangular course in windy weather

Teaching Skills

  • Preparation for teaching
  • Presentation skills and techniques
  • Evaluation

Get ready for Adventure!

canoe tripping, moving water, river rescue...

For more information contact
If I do not respond I might be on the river or a spam filter took you out...
either case don't be afraid to send a second email

March 4, 2007.