1-2-3- Days on the Water (Ages 18+)


1-2-3- Days on the Water (Ages 18+)

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1-2-3- Days on the Water
Ages 18+

If you need three days of skills and thrills, why not learn while having some fun in the sun. High Level Caneos and Kayaks have found that todays adults need time and instruction to make them confident successfull paddlers. What better way than three days out in the water to learn new skills, make new friends and introduce our adults to the adventures of kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding?

This is a three day summer camp that runs from 9:00am -3:00pm at Park Lake on day one and 8:00am-6:pm days two and three on the river. We will be meeting at the High Level store at 9:00am where the students will be outfitted with all their gear. From here they will be transported to Park Lake by our staff where they will spend the day learning basic skills and safety with a whole lot of fun, returning to the store at 3:00pm. Days two and three we will be runnning introductory rivers in Southern Alberta, vastly advancing the students skill levels. In this session our goal is to develop our students into becoming safe knowledgeable paddlers focusing on kayaking in both flat and moving water. Experiencing a variety of paddling skills in a safe and fun approach will help build confidence and self esteem, enabling students to advance their training with a greater confidence on the water.

The certified instructors at High Level Canoes and Kayaks are trained in instructing paddlers of all ages and will lead the students through age related skills and drills with lots of thrills. At the same time we strive to instill upon all participants the importance of safe paddling in all water related actvities. (and a reminder you will be getting wet).


  • Ages 18+
  • good swimming skills required
  • no prior course required


  • change of clothes and towel
  • lunch with a couple of bottles of water
  • swimwear
  • preregistration and waiver
  • medical provisions that may be pertinent for the staff

(all information is kept confidential)

Techniques covered:

  • Safety on and off the water (proper gear fitting)
  • boat fitting
  • entry and exiting water
  • wet exiting (flipping over in the boat and getting out)
  • hand paddle positioning (body, boat , blade)
  • boat balancing
  • forward stroke
  • back stroke
  • stopping forward and backward
  • turning strokes (sweep forward and backward and combined)
  • combined strokes (figure eight)
  • side stroke (basic draw and t draw)
  • power forward stroke
  • bracing low and high
  • edging 
  • tripping
  • seal launch
  • stern rudder
  • combination forward stroke power stroke edge sweep stern rudder low brace
  • polo
  • hip flick
  • T rescue
  • basic roll
  • throw bag recovery
  • rafting the kayaks
  • signals
  • duffek stroke
  • river safety
  • ferrying
  • eddy turns
  • surfing
  • river reading
  • hazards
  • swimming in current


  • all paddling gear
  • all water related clothing
  • pfd and all safety gear
  • transportation to and from High Level Store