To effectively paddle all positions in the Big Canoe.
Upon Successful Completion
The Big Canoe Skills Advanced Leader is certified to:
Teach the following courses:
Assist and/or Apprentice (Mentorship) on the following courses:
Intermediate Tandem Paddler and,
Intermediate Big Canoe Paddler
14 - 16 hours
1 Instructor : 12 Participants
Pond or Lake
Ocean (shelterd no currents)
River (slow moving water, no hazards, no faster than walking speed)
While understanding the need to keep the group safe we also want to expose them to waves and wind. Safety must be the highest priority when paddling in higher risk water. Multiple canoes, appropriate clothing, and the possibility of a safety boat are all things that must be considered.
Ocean (sheltered, no current)
River (no hazards, current no faster than walking speed)