Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

Voyageur Canoe Training

  • May 18, 2019
  • 7:00 AM
  • May 19, 2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • Camp Belzer, 6102 Boyscout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

This is a non-club event.  The local BSA council has an extended an offer to HCKC Members to attend its comprehensive adult canoe training course. The spring course is a two-weekend event that will be held May 4-5, and May 18-19.  An additional kayak training will be held May 25 if enough participants sign up.  The two-weekend course is intended to prepare participants to learn the basics of canoeing, as well as planning and safely executing a canoe trek to the Boundary Waters/Quetico, or other locations.  The course is a combination of on-water and indoor/outdoor classroom.  Food is provided as part of the course fee (Sat. Lunch/Dinner & Sun. Breakfast/Lunch).  Participants may stay at home, or camp at Belzer during the course. Instructors are a combination of ACA Tandem Canoe Instructors, and BSA Instructors.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Adults 18 or older, Proof of swimming ability, BSA health form parts A & B, Liability waiver

SKILL INSTRUCTION:  Canoe/paddle nomenclature, Canoe strokes and maneuvers, Reading water, Navigation Principles, Portage & carry techniques, Water rescues, Loading & unloading techniques, On water communications, Proper PFD selection & wear

TRIP PLANNING:  Crew member selection, Proper gear choices (Personal & Crew Equipment), 1st aid recommendations, Map and Compass basics, Knots, Trip planning essentials, Training your team

For More Information: http://www.voyageurbsa.org/index.html

Registration is through the BSA.

CONTACT/REGISTRATION:  David Bardos- Voyageur Course Director, Phone: 317-518-7215, David.Bardos@att.net


Brent Saucerman-Voyageur Staff Instructor/HCKC Member, Phone: 317-523-8417, Av8rsauce@email.com


-Early Bird Discount BEFORE April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$ 90, Non-affiliated Adult- $120

-ON or AFTER April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$100, Non-affiliated Adult-$130     

ADD ON KAYAK =                 $25

Partial Scholarships may be available to registered BSA Adult Leaders.

                              $ 90

Non-affiliated Adult                                   $120

ON or AFTER April 15th

Registered BSA Adult                                $100

Non-affiliated Adult                                  $130     


Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

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