Our instructors work with participants to develop canoeing skills at the level and speed with which the paddlers are comfortable.
Communication between the paddler, and/or the caregiver, enables us to know what the person wants and needs. Some paddlers are able to sit safely in the canoe and the instructor and volunteers paddle the boat, others sit in the bow or stern and learn skills.
During some canoeing sessions we combine two canoes – we call it our canoemaran. This ensures extra safety as the canoes cannot be upturned.
For non-ambulatory clients we have a dock lift for transfer from wheelchair to boat.
Some clients have taken the ORCKA Safe Canoeing program which covers the safety and basics of canoeing.
We do offer an adaptive certification program so clients can work their way to ORCKA level 1 at their own speed.
Safe Canoeing: various dates TBA. If you have a group please contact us for available dates.