Participants take part in an array of training sessions and workshops designed to develop their leadership skills and their abilities when working with children and leading canoe trips.
Participants also have an incredible experience bonding with each other on a 12-day canoe trip, led by our experienced and well-trained staff members. All our canoe trips are centred on teamwork and community living while helping participants develop their leadership and outdoor survival skills.
What’s more, participants will gain practical experience by implementing the skills and knowledge they learn in training sessions and workshops. Each participant will assist a canoe guide, as they lead a canoe trip and ensure the safety and well-being of campers.
They also accompany cabin and tent groups on overnights and assist the Hike & Trip team with packing food for trips and managing trip equipment.
- 40-hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid course (WAFA)
- White Water Rescue (WWR) Levels I and II (2-day course)
- A DAFA certificate from the Conseil Québécois du Loisir (CQL)
Please note: Discounts will not be given for participants who already have their First Aid certification.
* NOTE: For safety purposes, Camp YMCA Kanawana reserves the right to change the length and location of each trip. These will be determined depending on weather, water, and road conditions, as well as the overall trip schedule each session.