Ridgewood Cottages - The great outdoors with the comforts of home
CANOEING COURSES
 
For the 2012 summer cottage season, Ridgewood Cottages had two ORCKA trained and certified canoe instructors offering four levels of canoeing certifications for both new and experienced paddlers. These courses are described below. We hope to offer this service again next year so if you are interested in taking these courses while on your cottage vacation, please do not hesitate to contact us about them.
 
Whether you have never been in a canoe or have  paddled for years with no professional lessons, these courses will polish your skills.  Choose the basic course to feel confident in paddling and or progress through the four levels to become an efficient and confident tandem (2 person) and solo paddler.
 
COURSES
 
Basic CanoeingLevel 1 (Tandem):  Successful completion of the course requires demonstration of safe behavior and comfort in paddling in a tandem (2 person) canoe. Prerequisite: none.
Learning outcomes:
  • Safety e.g. how to deal with a swamped canoe.
  • Theory e.g. equipment care.
  • Practical  skills training e.g.  learning the different paddling positions.
LENGTH OF COURSE: 6 hours
INDIVIDUAL COURSE COST: $75
 
Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem): Successful completion of the course requires demonstration of an improvement in the canoeing skills learned in Level 1 along with a mastery of new skills. Prerequisite: Basic Canoeing Level 1.
Learning outcomes:
  • Safety e.g. treading water.
  • Theory e.g. goverment regulations.
  • Practical skills training e.g. trimming the canoe.
LENGTH OF COURSE: 4 hours
INDIVIDUAL COURSE COST: $50
 
Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem): Successful completion of the course requires demonstration of an improvement in the canoeing skills learned in Level 2 along with a mastery of new skills. Prerequisite: Basic Canoeing Level 2.
Learning outcomes:
  • Safety e.g. re-entering the canoe.
  • Theory e.g. windy weather precautions.
  • Practical skills training e.g. pivots.
LENGTH OF COURSE: 4 hours
INDIVIDUAL COURSE COST: $50
 
Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo): Successful completion of the course requires demonstration of the skills and manoeuvres mastered in levels 1 through 3 while paddling solo. Prerequisite: Basic Canoeing Level 3.
Learning outcomes:
  • Proper technique to dramatically increase your efficiency and safety while paddling either tandem or solo. You will learn to control your canoe in both windy and wavey conditions.
LENGTH OF COURSE: 12 hours
INDIVIDUAL COURSE COST: $100
 
COMBINED PACKAGE OF ALL 4 BASIC CANOEING LEVELS:
LENGTH OF COURSE: 24 hours
PACKAGE COURSE COST: $240
 
 
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