Sea Kayaking I
This course is the prerequisite for the Assistant Overnight Guides Certification. You will learn all the sea kayak basics to be able to stay safe on the ocean in a sea kayak.
At the end of this course, you will be able to plan and execute a basic sea kayak trip.
You will have learned basic paddle strokes, equipment use and handling, weather knowledge, navigational skills, ocean flora and fauna, west coast environment and history, coastal camping skills and group dynamics.
|Required Course Materials||
Handouts (provided); personal items as per COLT Clothing and Equipment List
10 days (80 hours)
In-class instruction;in-field instruction
|Method(s) of Student Evaluation||
Ongoing assessment by instructors; peer feedback
The most memorable moment from COLT was looking out onto Nootka Sound on a sunny afternoon after 3 days of sea kayaking and thinking…I can’t believe I haven’t been here before...