Camping Program Committee

The mandate of the Camping Program Committee is to foster the pursuit of safe camping in Canada through the development and maintenance of a program of skill, instructor and instructor training and certification that is seen as necessary, effective and fair. The Camping program courses are designed to be taught either alongside a Paddle Canada paddling course, or on their own (without a paddling course).



Andrew ForanChairNova ScotiaCanoe
Colin FreyMemberSaskatchewanCanoe
David DelafieldMemberAlbertaCanoe & Sea Kayak
Lynette ChubbMemberOntarioCanoe
Jimmy MacDonaldMemberSaskatchewanCanoe & Sea Kayak
Dave WooldridgeMemberBritish ColumbiaCanoe
Tony PalmerAdvisorAlbertaSUP & Sea Kayak
Matt CuccaroBoard RepresentativeOntario
Michelle McShaneExecutive DirectorPaddle Canada

A note about advisors

Advisors are individuals that run Paddle Canada programs and offer extensive feedback, suggestions, etc. to the Camping Program Committee.

Interested in serving on the Camping Program Committee?

The Camping PC is looking for members to serve on the committee. Any current Paddle Canada Camping instructor trainer is welcome to apply. Ideally the committee members will represent all regions in Canada and all of Paddle Canada’s paddling disciplines (canoe, kayak, and SUP).

How to apply

  1. View the complete Terms of Reference for the Program Committee so you how the committee works.
  2. Use the Contact the Committee button below to share a brief history of your instructional experience, how you can contribute to the work of the committee, and your goals for the Camping program.

For more information on any projects or initiatives of this committee, please contact the Committee.

Contact the Committee