What You'll Get
Surviving in the outdoors demands skills that many of us no longer have, such as building a fire or finding pants that match with a flannel shirt. Make your ancestors proud with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $249 for a four-day canoe training camp July 2–5 for students aged 14 and older (a $500 value)
- $249 for the above camp July 9–12 (a $500 value)
- $249 for the above camp July 16–19 (a $500 value)
- $249 for the above camp July 24–26 (a $500 value)
- $1500 for 15-day Rugged Leadership Experience camp August 12–26 for ages 15–19 (a $2,999 value)
Held Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., each canoe training camp develops participants’ tandem paddling skills and culminates in a certification from the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association. Alternatively, the Rugged Leadership Experience camp develops youths’ outdoor acumen with hiking, canoeing, kayaking and survival skills training in the Northern Ontario wilderness. Participants then qualify for a number of certifications, including the ORCKA Basic Canoeing 1, 2, and 3; Canoe Tripping 1 and 2; and Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross Lifesaving. All equipment is provided for every option, and food is also provided on the Rugged Leadership Experience.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Canoe training valid only for ages 14 or older; rugged leadership valid only for ages 15-19. Must sign waiver. Operates in all weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Paddles in Action
As lifelong outdoorsmen, the instructors of Paddles in Action believe that few things build a youth's sense of self worth like learning to navigate the wilderness. That’s why they developed an array of outdoor programs—ranging from three-hour evening lessons to 15-day wilderness trips— that help 12- to 18-year-olds develop their outdoor leadership skills. Immersed in the Ontario wilderness, youths learn not only the basics of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping but also survival skills such as fostering group cooperation and properly complimenting a wolf on his outfit. The outdoor pursuits are both invigorating and worthwhile, as each participant may also obtain certifications from the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association and the Lifesaving Society.