This is one of our most popular courses and transforms day paddlers into kayak trippers by increasing personal paddling skills and knowledge of Navigation on the water. Along the beautiful and rugged Shores of Georgian Bay, paddlers gain the skills and experience to head out on overnight trips with friends and paddling clubs.
Immersed in the fresh air and beauty of a wilderness classroom, Paddle Canada Level 2 participants will learn and work together, taking turns to lead the group plan routes and play the victim who needs rescuing! This is a fun course that lets you learn by actually getting out and paddling in a number of stunning locations.
Instead of Paddle Canada’s minimum four-day course, we offer this course over five-days to ensure superior competence with a spectacular learning environment.
The course begins on Wednesday morning at 9:00 am, participants may arrive at our Parry Sound OSKC basecamp the evening before and will stay with us until Sunday. Accommodation is included in the course fees for the entire course in our prospector tents with comfy beds on raised platforms.
On the first day of your course, you will be coached by OSKC’s senior instructors James and Dympna. Their specialty is teaching rolling and you will receive rolling coaching from them at our Basecamp waterfront. During this bonus skills day, you will also have time to have your rescues and other level-1-skills reviewed before your Level 2 instructors take over and lead you through the full Level 2 skills syllabus from Thursday to Sunday. While onsite you may use our Basecamp’s screened-in pavilion and outdoor kitchen area. There is even fridge space for you! Prepare your own breakfast and dinner or head to the restaurants of Parry Sound only 5 minutes away. On Saturday and Sunday, you will pack a lunch to bring out onto Georgian Bay as you practice your navigation and rescues out on the Great Lakes!
You don’t need to bring your own tent, sleeping mat or camping gear to this course as you will be staying in one of our Basecamp tents. We provide fresh bottom sheets and pillowcases on our pillows, you just need to bring a sleeping bag or blankets.
Paddle Canada Level 2 skills certification may be achieved during this course upon meeting the required standards. We are passionate about helping paddlers pursue their goals. Assessment is ongoing during the trip, with one-on-one assistance provided for skills that aren’t clicking.
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