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Canoe Camping Long Weekends (Frost Centre, Haliburton)
May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm
The most efficient way to access wild areas in an environmentally friendly way is by means of canoe.
To introduce all aspects of lightweight camping as applied to canoe tripping.
how to plan and implement a canoe trip into the back-country
types of canoes
selection of paddles
canoe safety and rescue (Coast Guard regulations)
camping gear and clothing
Canadiana will be an underlying theme, including skills and lore of the Voyageurs, native peoples, and early explorers.
The program will conclude with a wilderness canoe trip. Partial outfitting and canoe rentals available.
3 or 4 three-hour evening sessions or 2 seven-hour Saturday sessions, plus, optionally, a canoeing day or weekend canoe trip.
Course textbook available at first session, $24.95.
An additional fee will be charged for O.R.C.A. qualifications, ($ tba), to those participants who choose to qualify.