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2021 SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

*COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. Until May long weekend, only registrations within the Northwest region of BC will be accepted. 

 

Mother’s Day Paddle Camp (Just for Moms!)

 

By special request: A camp just for moms on your special day. Usually, we take your kids off your hands and give them some fun, outdoor adventure, but this is our first ever adventure camp for moms. This time, you get the fun!

We’ll do an afternoon adventure so you’re still available for the fam to make you breakfast in bed (hint, hint…) and chill in the morning then get outside for some time on the water with other awesome moms! 

No canoeing experience required. We will cover safety and skills basics to make it a safe and enjoyable trip. Led by a long-time, certified RCABC Canoe Instructor and fellow adventurous woman! Camp will go in most weather conditions unless the wind makes it unsafe to be on the water. 

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $90+GST per person. 

Minimum of 5 moms required to run the camp. Guided adventure, instruction, essential safety gear, snacks and water included. Payment in full required to confirm registration. Payment options include: E-transfer, cash, cheque, credit card via online invoice or PayPal.

 

Cancellation Policy:

-More than 7 days notice = Full refund or credit

-Between 7 days-48 hrs notice = 50% refund + credit

-Less than 48 hrs notice = Credit only

 

Two in the Canoe: Basic Tandem Canoeing

Set yourself up for more fun on the water this year. Learn to control the canoe's movement, manage safety concerns and fill in gaps in your knowledge base that will open a new world of exploration and skills development. Participants are eligible to earn Basic Tandem Lakewater Paddler certification through the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC, the prerequisite for all other certifying courses. Course content includes: equipment, safety essentials, strokes (Forward, Reverse, J, Draw, Pry/Push-away), carries, transportation, canoe-over-canoe rescues, changing positions, launching/landing. Bring your own canoe or canoes and required safety equipment can be rented. Immersion gear required for rescue practice. Wetsuits can also be rented. Come dressed for the weather and ready to learn. We paddle unless the wind stops us. 

Location: TBD

Cost: $120 + GST 

Includes a 10% discount on canoe rentals all year!

Dates: Saturday, May 15, 2021

OR

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 9:30am-5:30pm

To Register: Call 250-622-2029, email april@outercoast.ca or message us on Facebook

Minimum of 5 participants required to run the course. Payment in full required to confirm registration. Payment options include: E-transfer, cash, cheque, credit card via online invoice or PayPal.

 

Cancellation Policy:

-More than 7 days notice = Full refund or credit

-Between 7 days-48 hrs notice = 50% refund + credit

-Less than 48 hrs notice = Credit only

 

Basic Solo Lakewater Paddler 


Take your flat water skills to the freeing experience of solo canoeing! Learn how to apply what you know about tandem paddling to take the canoe out without a partner. This is an opportunity to really boost your confidence in your skills. Come out and enjoy the feeling of freedom! This is also the minimum level of training that most camps want in their canoe leaders. Become eligible for a Lakewater Solo Paddler certification through the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC.
 
Prerequisite: Basic Tandem Lakewater Paddler Certificate from RCABC or call us to discuss equivalencies 250-622-2029
 

Location: TBD

Cost: $120 + GST

Includes a 10% discount on canoe rentals all year!Dates: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Time: 9:30am-5:30pm

To Register: Call 250-622-2029, email april@outercoast.ca or message us on Facebook

Minimum of 5 participants required to run the course. Payment in full required to confirm registration. Payment options include: E-transfer, cash, cheque, credit card via online invoice or PayPal.

 

Cancellation Policy:

-More than 7 days notice = Full refund or credit

-Between 7 days-48 hrs notice = 50% refund + credit

-Less than 48 hrs notice = Credit only

 

Lakewater Canoe Leader Training

The Lakewater Leader Certificate is a training program for camp staff, youth organization leaders and school teachers who are leading brief, introductory canoe sessions or activities, especially with kids. Participants are candidates for Lakewater Tandem Paddler Level 1 and Lakewater Solo Paddler Level 2 certification through the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC.  

Location: TBD

Cost: $220 + GST

Dates: Saturday, May 15 & Sunday, May 16, 2021

Time: 9:30am-5:30pm

To Register: Call 250-622-2029, email april@outercoast.ca or message us on Facebook

Minimum of 5 participants required to run the course. Payment in full required to confirm registration. Payment options include: E-transfer, cash, cheque, credit card via online invoice or PayPal.

 

Cancellation Policy:

-More than 7 days notice = Full refund or credit

-Between 7 days-48 hrs notice = 50% refund + credit

-Less than 48 hrs notice = Credit only

 

 

Advanced Tandem Paddler

Build on the basics to add finesse and efficiency to your canoe-handling skills. We'll work on side-slips, braces, sculling, tight turns, blending strokes and tandem self-rescues in addition to theory. 

Pre-requisite: Lakewater 2 Basic Solo Paddler or if you already have significant tandem canoe skills, including a solid J stroke, draw, pry, canoe-over-canoe rescue and comfort changing positions in deep water, you may be ready for the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC's Lakewater 3 Advanced Tandem Paddler course. If you have not completed the Basic Solo course already, get in touch and we can discuss equivalencies. 

Location: TBD

Cost: $120 + GST

Includes a 10% discount on canoe rentals all year! Dates: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Time: 9:30am-5:30pm

To Register: Call 250-622-2029, email april@outercoast.ca or message us on Facebook

Minimum of 5 participants required to run the course. Payment in full required to confirm registration. Payment options include: E-transfer, cash, cheque, credit card via online invoice or PayPal.

 

Cancellation Policy:

-More than 7 days notice = Full refund or credit

-Between 7 days-48 hrs notice = 50% refund + credit

-Less than 48 hrs notice = Credit only

 

Programs listed below can be privately booked:

 

KAYAK SKILLS CLINICS

 

Rolling Clinic

Come out and learn to roll or get some pointers in developing it to be solid and reliable. If you have never had formal instruction, it is way more effective to learn from a person than from videos. This is a small group session with one-on-one help, too. Bring your playboat, sea kayak or decked rec boat and play with some new friends! The session will focus on rolling techniques, but may review T-rescues as well.

Basic kayaking skills are pre-requisite, including comfort with wet exits and a willingness to be underwater.

Date: TBD

Time: 

Location: Earl Mah Aquatic Center, shallow end of main pool

Cost: 

Equipment: BYOBoat, paddle, PFD (+ paddle float, tow line, pump for sea kayaks) *If you do not have a PFD, contact us about renting one (PFD $20)

 or call 250-622-2029 or message us on Facebook

 

Basic Sea Kayak Rescue Skills

Beginners: over here! Come learn essential skills you need to be safe on the water. Once you know how to re-enter your boat and help your partner in the event you capsize, you will feel much more confident. This will be a small group with two instructors plus lifeguards on duty; a great opportunity for learning in a safe environment.

We will focus on:

-Wet exits

-Paddle float self-rescue

-T-Rescue (basic, assisted-rescue method for conscious, uninjured paddlers)

Date: TBD

Time: 

Location: Earl Mah Aquatic Center, shallow end of main pool

Cost:

Equipment: BYOBoat, paddle, PFD (+ paddle float, tow line, pump for sea kayaks) *If you do not have a PFD, contact us about renting one (PFD $20)

or call 250-622-2029 or message us on Facebook

 

Advanced Sea Kayak Rescue Skills Clinic
For sea kayakers who have mastered the basics and want more tools in their rescue skills box. We will work on self-rescues that are faster, require less gear and give you options to choose from for different circumstances. We'll try partner assisted-rescues for more complex situations.
 
Rescues may include:
-Cowboy
-Scramble
-Sling
-Scoop
 
Date: TBD
 
Time: 
 
Location: Earl Mah Aquatic Center shallow end of main pool
 
Cost: $45 
 
Equipment: BYOBoat, paddle, PFD (+ paddle float, tow line, pump for sea kayaks) *If you do not have a PFD, contact us about renting one (PFD $20)
 

 or call 250-622-2029 or message us on Facebook

 

CANOE INSTRUCTION

Intro to Canoeing Clinic
Inner paddler, meet the canoe. Grab a paddle, get on the water and experience this classic symbol of Canada, first-hand. Learn the basic strokes and skills to be safe and have fun on the lake. This clinic is predominantly instructional, but will include a short paddle to use your new skills. Courses are based at Diana Lake and will run unless wind prevents. All canoes and safety equipment provided. Just come dressed for the weather and ready to learn to paddle!

Location:

Cost: 

Dates: TBD

Hours:

 or call 250-622-2029 to arrange alternative payment options

 

Basic Canoe Safety and Rescue Skills Clinic

For National Paddling Week, we are also offering 50 minute sessions for 1-4 people at a time to acquire basic lakewater safety and rescue skills both before and after the Intro to Canoeing Clinic. Sessions can be tailored to your group and include:

-how to use your equipment safely

-required safety equipment

-hazard awareness and management

-bracing

-canoe-over-canoe rescues,

-tandem self-rescues

-solo self-rescues

Location: Diana Lake Provincial Park

Dates: TBD 

Hours: 

Cost: 

Enroll: Call 250-622-2029, email info@outercoast.ca, or message us on Facebook to book a session


 

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