Clinics - Moving

Parent Category: CRCO Info

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 have practised well the following strokes: front stroke, draw/pry correction stroke (bow and stern), cross bow draw; you can do eddy turns in class II white water (tandem); you can do front and back ferries class II 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

$645.00

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

Dates

August 2-4, 2019 

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

 

Parent Category: CRCO Info

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 Intro Moving Water Solo Certification or equivalent; you are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have practised the 2x4 technique; you have strong forward stroke, and pry/draw correction strokes; you can do eddy turns in class II white water (solo); you can do front and back ferries class II 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 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

$665.00

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

Dates

July 19-21, 2019

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

 

Parent Category: CRCO Info

 

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.

Is this course right for me?

Don't let the term "Intro" fool you! Commonly people who have been paddling whitewater for years think that their skills are too advanced for this course. Not true at all. This course introduces technical skills required for challenging ferries and S-turns in difficult rapids, and these skills are usually learned by simply shooting Class II or even Class III rapids. Experienced recreational paddlers, even those with many years of canoe tripping under their belts, will benefit greatly from this course, and it is a prerequisite for taking the Intermediate course. It is not advised to try to skip into the upper levels. Take this short course, then practise, practise, practise and you should be ready in a season or two for your Intermediate course.

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 11. 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

$575.00

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

Dates

July 12-14, 2019

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

     
 

Parent Category: CRCO Info

 

Description

This 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.

Is this course right for me?

Don't let the term "Intro" fool you! Commonly people who have been paddling whitewater for years think that their skills are too advanced for this course. Not true at all. This course introduces technical skills required for challenging ferries and S-turns in difficult rapids, and these skills are usually learned by simply shooting Class II or even Class III rapids. Experienced recreational paddlers, even those with many years of canoe tripping under their belts, will benefit greatly from this course, and it is a prerequisite for taking the Intermediate course. It is not advised to try to skip into the upper levels. Take this short course, then practise, practise, practise and you should be ready in a season or two for your Intermediate course.

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 4 and August 1, 2019. 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

$575.00

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

Dates

July 5-7, 2019

August 2-4, 2019

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

 

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