White Water Canoe Camp 2012

by on Jul.07, 2012, under Scouts

Shirt Crest Design – Click to enlarge

July 22 -27, 2012.

Paddler Coop
Palmer Rapids, Ontario.

We have been working with Paddler Coop to put together a program that will enable us to earn  White Water Badge, Paddling Badge, and provide an opportunity to pass our ORCKA Moving Water Level 1A certification.  This program will require a willingness to learn new skills, and put out a 100% effort.  In return you will enjoy experiences you have never had before.


Please make sure you have completed or reviewed all of these as required.
The Red ones require action on your part.  Blue means everyone is done that part.

Sign Up Initial Sign-up with T-shirt sizing
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Menu questionnaire Please Complete and submit-
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Packing List Make sure you follow this list carefully! Click Here
COST/Payment Here you can find a cost breakdown. Click Here
SAST Form Print this form, complete and deliver to Scouter Jim by Thursday, JULY 19th SAST Fund Voucher here
Consent Form Youth participants only.
Fill out online; print 2 copies; sign both copies (on the line immediately following the camp details). Do not fill in the “For Out of Country Travel” section
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Tent Buddies To be completed by YOUTH participants only. Click Here
GORP/Trail Mix Ingredients This list serves as a reminder of what you were going to bring. Click Here
Food Prep Help Schedule Find out when you are to come to Scouter Jim & Teresa’s to help prep/dry/and package food for our camp. Schedule
Routes/Transport Google Maps of our trip.  Zoom right in and see the Palmer Rapids just upstream(west/left) from Paddler Coop.  Just in case you want to see where we are going.  Route
Interesting Reading This is an article about Paddler Coop that was published in this summer’s edition of the Combermere Free Press.  If any parent’s are a little nervous about this camp, this article is quite reassuring.  Can you imagine sending your 6 year old to learn to canoe in white water?  Click the pic to read more…


 Program Plan
Meeting at St. James’-Rosemount at 8am on Sunday, July 22; departure 8:30am.
Arrival at Palmer Rapids approx. 3pm
Departing Palmer Rapids at 3pm on Friday, July 27.
Arrival Home 9pm +/-
Sunday Set up camp Sunday Afternoon with time for a swim and BBQ Supper
Each day will consist of:Rise and Breakfast
Program beginning at 9am and running until 4 pm with a 1 hour break for lunch.
Evenings are our own time for relaxing games, campfires etc.
Meet our instructors
get properly fitted with gear (Helmets, PFD’s, Paddles, & canoes – all provided)
Basics (about your gear/canoes, strokes, more strokes, tilting, Mith Turns (what is it?))
Flat Water Maneuvers
How to swim through a rapid
Features of a river
c- turns
scouting the river/rapids
Whitewater maneuvers
Eddy hopping the lower set
Wednesday River Morphology
Mechanical advantage
throw bags – dry land and water
shallow water crossing
Strainer swims
Thursday River Trip day (shuttle to Lower or Middle Madawaska river depending on water levels)
Practice Scouting and running different rapids
River lunch
Scouting and Running more rapids
cover remaining ORCKA requirements
Friday ORCKA Test
Strike camp
Supper at Restaurant on route home
Arrive home

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