Kayak camping and tent with a sunset.
Location: Bay of Fundy, Saint John, New Brunswick. Photo credit: Adam Constantine

Expedition Camping (Module)

Discipline: Camping Stream: Skills Development

Expedition Camping adds expedition-specific knowledge and skills for those who want to participate in longer camping trips (for example 14 days or more).


This module can be added as extra training to either a Wilderness Camping or Camping Leadership skills course.

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Course Overview

Typical Course Length

A minimum of 4 hours of instruction shall be added to the course length of the skills course to which this module is attached; either Wilderness Camping or Camping Leadership.

Course Topics

General Learning Topics
  • Food and wilderness cooking
  • Expedition navigation skills.
  • Expedition planning and logistics.
  • Leadership and long-term crisis management.
  • Working with and organizing unique transportation to the put-in including float planes or water taxis.
  • Shipping boats, gear, and weapons including the potential logistical issues of firearms and ammunition.
  • Use of archived trip logs or first-hand local information from a non-paddler as a source of information for research or lessons-learned
  • Methods for efficient information sharing among the group in relation to trip planning. These could include (but not limited to) the internet, Google Maps, weather forecasting services, etc.
  • Trip planning techniques where there is a lack of resources or knowledge including poor or outdated maps, limited online resources or local knowledge.
Course Prerequisites
  • Refer to the prerequisites for the skills course to which this module is attached; either Wilderness Camping or Camping Leadership.
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