Canoe Clinics

Canoe Clinics

 

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding the clinics listed below.

Scheduled Canoe Clinics 2016 - Moving Water

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Introduction/Intermediate White Water Solo

 

Description

Canoe ClinicsThis course teaches the skills that competent flat-water solo paddlers and paddlers who are used to paddling rapids tandem, need in order to manoeuver safely in easy to intermediate level rapids solo. During the course you'll learn eddy turns, S turns and front ferries, as well as back ferries and surfing. Participants will practice canoe-over-canoe and throw bag rescues. At the end of this course, you'll be able to recognize and avoid hazards in Class I and II water. You'll be opening up a whole realm of new solo tripping possibilities. You'll also be stepping into the new world of playboating.

We spend the weekend camping out, usually on Barker Island just upstream from our base in Missinipe. It is a 2 hour paddle and one short portage to our Barker Island base camp. Churchill River Canoe Outfitters supplies all the food and eating utensils and emergency equipment. Our qualified instructors are competent and fun loving.

The course begins 8:30am on Friday and the course ends at 4:00pm Sunday. If accomidations are needed before or after the course, please contact Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.

 

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a very short school it is important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you can paddle a strait line from the solo position of the canoe without switching sides; you have your Intermediate Lake Certification, or proof of equivalent certification.

If you do not have the Pre-requisite skill, please consider taking the Pre Course offered on July 13, 2017. Cost is $130.

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Safety Knowledge: canoe rescues, throw bag rescues - including throw bag self-rescues, swimming a rapid.

Demonstrate: (in class I to II rapids solo): entering and exiting a canoe, landing in moving water, surfing, off side paddling, S-turns, back ferrying, front ferrying, eddy turns, paddling a pre planned course down a rapid, side slipping, portaging, lining, tracking and wading.

Other: canoe and environmental ethics, river running theory, reading white water, knowledge of river classification, outfitting a canoe, canoe design and construction.

Other Information

You will bring your own equipment (tent and sleeping bag and other personal gear). Churchill River Canoe Outfitters will supply all group gear, food, canoe and rescue equipment.

Cost

$535.00

These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Dates

July 14 to 16, 2017

If you have a group interested in such a course, contact us. We can run a private course for you.

 

Introduction/Intermediate White Water Tandem

 

Description

Canoe ClinicsThis course teaches the skills that competent flat-water paddlers need in order to maneuver safely in easy to intermediate level rapids. During the course you'll learn eddy turns, S turns and front ferries, as well as back ferries and surfing. Participants will practice canoe-over-canoe and throw bag rescues. At the end of this course, you'll be able to recognize and avoid hazards in Class I and II water, opening up many tripping possibilities for you!

We spend the weekend camping out, usually on Barker Island just upstream from our base in Missinipe. It is a 2 hour paddle and one short portage to our Barker Island base camp. Churchill River Canoe Outfitters supplies all the food and eating utensils and emergency equipment. Our qualified instructors are competent and fun loving.

The course begins 8:30am on Friday and the course ends at 4:00pm Sunday. If accomidations are needed before or after the course, please contact Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a very short school it is important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have Lake Water Intermediate Paddle Canada Certification. (You can paddle a straight line in the stern of the canoe without switching sides; you know the following strokes: bow, J, sweep, bow draws and pries.)

If you do not have the Pre-requisite skill, please consider taking the Pre Course offered on July 6 and August 3, 2017. Cost is $130.

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Safety Knowledge: canoe over canoe rescue, rescue breathing, throw bag rescues, self- rescue, retreiving a swamped canoe.

Strokes: river J, both high and low braces, bow draw and cross bow draw.

Demonstrate: (in class I and easy class II rapids): front ferrying, eddy turns, S turns, back ferrying, entering & exiting a canoe, landing in a current, side slip, front surf, portaging, lining, tracking & wading.

Theory: canoe and environmental ethics, river running theory, reading white water, knowledge of river classification, canoe heritage, canoe design and construction.

Cost

$515.00

These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Dates

July 7 to 9, 2017

August 4 to August 6, 2017

If you have a group interested in such a course, contact us. We can run a private course for you.

 

Advanced White Water Solo

Description

Canoe ClinicsThis course teaches the skills that competent solo white water paddlers need in order to reach that next level of canoeing skill. During the course you'll take the maneuvers you learned to do and apply them to much more difficult rapids. You will hone your skills to precision. Surfing in huge waves solo will become common place. At the end of this course, you'll be comfortable playing solo in Class 3 water. You'll be opening up a whole realm whitewater playing possibilities.

We spend the weekend camping out, usually on Barker Island just upstream from our base in Missinipe. It is a 2 hour paddle and one short portage to our Barker Island base camp. Churchill River Canoe Outfitters supplies all the food and eating utensils and emergency equipment. Our qualified instructors are competent and fun loving.

The course begins 8:30am on Friday and the course ends at 4:00pm Sunday. If accomidations are needed before or after the course, please contact Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You have Paddle Canada’s Intermediate White Water SoloCertification or equivalent; you are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you can paddle a straight line in the stern of the canoe without switching sides; you know the following strokes: bow, J, sweep, bow draws and pries; you can do eddy turns in class I white water (solo); you can do front and back ferries class I white water (solo).

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Safety Knowledge: (all items must be done from a solo position): canoe over canoe rescue in class II white water, rescues in moving water from shore (both the canoe and people), throw bag rescues from a canoe, self rescues.

Strokes: (all items must be done from a solo position): upstream braces.

Demonstrate:  (in difficult class II rapids solo): upstream ferrying, eddy turns, S turns, back ferrying, paddling a pre planned course down a rapid, front ferrying, jet ferrying, side slips, front serving, side surfing, portaging.

Other: canoe and environmental ethics, river running theory, reading white water, knowledge of river classification, rescue organization, canoe history, canoe maintenance & repair, paddler dynamics.

Cost

$655.00

These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.

 

Advanced White Water Tandem

Description

Canoe ClinicsThis course teaches the skills that competent white water paddlers need in order to reach that next level of canoeing skill. During the course you'll take the maneuvers you learned to do and apply them to much more difficult rapids. You will hone your skills to precision. Participants will practice canoe-over-canoe and throw bag rescues all in more difficult rapids. At the end of this course, you'll be comfortable paddling in Class 3 water. You'll be opening up a whole realm whitewater playing possibilities.

We spend the weekend camping out, usually on Barker Island just upstream from our base in Missinipe. It is a 2 hour paddle and one short portage to our Barker Island base camp. Churchill River Canoe Outfitters supplies all the food and eating utensils and emergency equipment. Our qualified instructors are competent and fun loving.

The course begins 8:30am on Friday and the course ends at 4:00pm Sunday. If accomidations are needed before or after the course, please contact Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have Paddle Canada’s Advanced White Water Tandem or equivalent; you can paddle a straight line in the stern of the canoe without switching sides; you know the following strokes: bow, J, sweep, bow draws and pries; you can do eddy turns in class I white water (tandem); you can do front and back ferries class I white water (tandem).

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Safety Knowledge: canoe over canoe rescue in class II white water, rescues in moving water from shore (both the canoe and people), throw bag rescues from a canoe, self rescues.

Strokes: upstream braces.

Demonstrate:  (in difficult class II rapids tandem) upstream ferrying, eddy turns, S turns, back ferrying, paddling a pre planned course down a rapid, front ferrying, jet ferrying, side slips, front surfing, side surfing, portaging.

Other: canoe and environmental ethics, river running theory, reading white water, knowledge of river classification, rescue organization, canoe history, canoe maintenance & repair, paddler dynamics.

Cost

$625.00

These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.

 

 

Canoe Clinics

Scheduled Canoe Clinics 2016 - Canoe Tripping

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Introduction to Canoe Tripping

Description

Canoe ClinicsThese three days are set up to help you know better how to plan, organize and go on your own canoe trip. Our plan is to set up a base camp on French Lake and do our instruction there. We will work on skills and techniques. Canoe trip scenarios will get you involved in the learning process. It will be great fun and educational.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to came with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have your Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate Skills or equivalent and you are in fairly good physical condition.

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

This course is designed to teach you what you need to know to successfully and comfortably go on your own canoe trip.

Included in the course are: paddling techniques, map and compass, campsite selection, menu planning, fires and stoves, packing, knots and lashing, portaging, judgement skills, trip planning and preparation, teaching techniques, emergency preparation and techniques.

Safety: retrieving a swamped canoe, canoe over canoe rescue, self rescues, throw bag rescue, safety planning and preparation, trip logs, group management, equipment.

Theory: canoe heritage, canoe design & construction, route selection, equipment and clothing, canoe tripping.

Cost

$505.00

Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.

 

Advanced Canoe Tripping

Description

Canoe ClinicsCanoe Tripping Level 2 is designed to take you to the next level of Canoe Trip Guiding. It is designed for those who have been on a lot of canoe trips. They have the skills needed to be a canoe trip guide. What they are lacking is many of those technical and legal details that could make them a real guide. This course is designed to give these potential guides the skills and information they require. This is done in the context of a short canoe trip.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You have the following Paddle Canada Certifications or equivalent skill or experience: Introduction to Canoe Tripping, Intermediate Lake Paddling and Introduction to White Water. You cannot pass the course without these skills; you are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have been on several canoe trips totalling at least 25 days of canoe tripping experience.

 

 

Testing Terms

Skills: route selection and trip preparation, menu planning, evaluating the skill of participants, knots and ropes, paddling skills, navigation skills, portaging, lining, tracking and wading, white water skills: (eddy turns, front ferrying, S turns and judgement skills).

Safety: canoe over canoe rescue, self rescue, throw bags, communication.

Theory: canoe history, canoe design and construction, canoe repair and maintenance, weather interpretation, trip planning, reporting, assessment, trip leadership, risk management, crisis management, environmentally sound camping practices.

Cost

$655.00

Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.

 

White Water for Tripping

Description

Canoe ClinicsHow you would run a set of rapids with a loaded canoe 100 kilometers away from help is quite different from how you run a set of rapids with an empty canoe close to help. Our other white water courses tend to focus on the latter. This course is designed with the former situation in mind. You will spend time in Class II and II+ rapids with loaded canoes. You will be taught: front and back ferrying. We will work on backing into eddies. We will spend time lining up and down rapids and the different techniques involved for each. This clinic is designed to teach you the skills needed to handle a challenging white water canoe trip.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you are in fairly good physical condition; have your basic white water or equivalent (Paddle Canada’s Introduction to White Water).

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Items you will be tested on in the course are:

  • lining up and down rapids and the different techniques involved for each.
  • front and back ferrying.
  • backing into eddies.
  • loaded canoe rescue.
  • a variety of rescue techniques.
  • rescue equipment all canoe trips should have

Cost

By quote only.

Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.

 

Canoe Clinics

Scheduled Canoe Clinics 2016 - Instructor's

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Introduction/Intermediate White Water Instructors Certification Solo and Tandem

Description

Canoe ClinicsIf you are involved in teaching white water canoeing to friends, students or clients, this is a course for you. We will test your skills and spend time working out the best ways to teach these skills your students. The course will take place on the Churchill River just upstream from Devil Lake.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short course it is very important to came with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have your Paddle Canada Intermediate or Advanced White Water Certification in both tandem and solo or equivalent; you are in fairly good physical condition.

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

This course is designed to teach you what you need to know to successfully and comfortably teach either Introduction or Intermediate White Water. You will be involved in helping to teach our Introduction/Intermediate White Water Course which runs July 8 to 10.

Included in the course are: front ferrying, eddy turns, S turns, back ferrying, entering & exiting a canoe, landing in a current, side slip, front surf, portaging, lining, tracking & wading, teaching techniques, safety, judgement skills, emergency planning and procedures.

Theory: canoe and environmental ethics, river running theory, reading white water, knowledge of river classification, canoe heritage, canoe design and construction, environmental practices & concerns, teaching theory, wilderness lifestyle.

Other Information

You will bring your own equipment. The group will look at each persons equipment and discuss the pros and cons of each item.

Cost

$875.00

These prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST.

Dates

July 5 to 9, 2017

 

Basic/Intermediate Lake Water Instructors Solo & Tandem Certification

Description

Canoe ClinicsIf you are involved in teaching canoeing to friends, students or clients, this is a course for you. We will test your skills and spend time working out the best ways to teach these skills your students. The course will take place at the Churchill River Canoe Outfitters base in  Missinipe. You are welcome to rent a cabin at CRCO or stay in the campground. Meals are supplied.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is very important to came with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have your Paddle Canada Advanced Lake Water Certification or equivalent; you are in fairly good physical condition.

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Safety Knowledge: canoe over canoe rescue, know how to do rescue breathing both from land and from a canoe, organizing a group for maximum safety, rescue techniques.

Strokes: both solo and tandem strokes in the bow and stern.

Demonstrate: strait line paddling both on calm weather and wind, your ability to use different strokes, teaching techniques.

Other: canoe and environmental ethics, group management, judgement skills, emergency planning and procedures.

Cost

$875.00

Dates

August 18 to 21, 2017

If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.

 

Canoe Tripping Instructors Certification

This course is done in conjuction with Clearwater Canoeing.

Description

Canoe ClinicsThese three days are set up to help you know better how to teach others how to plan, organize and go on their own canoe trip. Our plan is to paddle a section of the North Saskatchewan River and do our instruction there. We will work on skills and techniques. Canoe trip scenarios will get you involved in the teaching and learning process. It will be great fun and educational.

Please contact CRCO for details.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to came with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have your Paddle Canada Advanced Canoe Tripping Certification or equivalent; you have your Paddle Canada Intermediate Lake Water and Paddle Canada Intermediate White Water Tandem; you are in fairly good physical condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

This course is designed to teach you what you need to know to successfully and comfortably teach Introduction to Canoe Tripping.

Included in the course are: paddling techniques, map and compass, campsite selection, menu planning, fires and stoves, packing, knots and lashing, portaging, judgement skills, trip planning and preparation, teaching techniques, emergency preparation and techniques.

Safety: retrieving a swamped canoe, canoe over canoe rescue, self rescues, throw bag rescue, safety planning and preparation, trip logs, group management, equipment.

Theory: canoe heritage, canoe design & construction, route selectio n, equipment and clothing, canoe tripping gear, tool and repair kits, weather interpretation, environmental practices & concerns.

Cost

To be announced

Dates

To be announced

 
 

Advanced White Water Instructors Certification Solo and Tandem

Description

Canoe ClinicsWhen you receive your Advanced Canoe White Water Instructors Certification you will be qualified as a top level white water canoe instructor. You will have proven yourself to be an excellent canoeist in white water both tandem and solo. You are also a top level instructor of white water skills. You have strong judgement skills and therefore can avoid most emergencies. But when an emergency happens you are quick to know how to deal with it. Your first aid and rescue skills are strong. You've proven yourself to be an excellent outdoor chef. We are assuming that you already have these skills. This course is designed to help you with being able to articulate and communicate these skills to others.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is very important to come with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You have the following Paddle Canada Certifications or equivalent skill or experience: Advanced Lake Paddling, Advanced White Water, you are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have years of white water canoeing experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testing Terms

Skills: rescues, eddy turn, peel out, s turn, front ferry, back ferry, jet ferry, side slip, front serf, side surf, canoe design, canoe repair and canoe outfitting. These skills need to be preformed in Class III rapids.

Any client showing their ability to teach, communicate and demonstrate the above skills will receive the Instructors Certification.

Cost

By quote only.

Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.


Custom Instruction

Throughout the summer, Churchill River Canoe Outfitters is involved in teaching a variety of canoe courses. Moving Water, Lake Water and Canoe Camping are a few of the types of courses we offer. Many of our courses are certified by Paddle Canada. Churchill River Canoe Outfitters can also offer programs in Kayak Touring and Whitewater Kayaking.

Many of the courses we teach are private courses. Often groups heading out on a canoe trip want some instruction before they head out. Sometimes groups will come specifically for a canoe course. Our instructors are well known in canoeing circles as highly skilled top quality teachers.

 

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