School and Custom Groups We offer 3 types of programs: Day, Overnight, and 3-Day/2 Night, all of which can be catered to your specific needs.
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Adventure Camp Registration is open for summer 2017! Adventure, fun and friendship, Join us this year for:   Swimming, Canoeing, Mountain Biking and more!

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Skills and Certification We offer a wide varity of outdoor skills certification including Canoeing and Wilderness First Aid.

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Outdoor Skills and Certification

Swiftwater Rescue CourseWelcome to our series of skills training courses to be held at Bear Creek Outdoor Centre this year. We are looking forward to seeing you on course. If you have any questions about our courses please contact Jill Baxter our training coordinator at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us for more information.

Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate Instructor Tandem/Solo
May 13-14, 2017 (course fee $275 + HST)

Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping Instructor 
May 8-11, 2017 (course fee $575 + HST)
Paddle Canada Advanced Lake Water Canoeing Tandem/Solo
June 3-4, 2017 (course fee $275 + HST)
Paddle Canada Advanced Canoe Tripping Skills
June 20-23, 2017 (course fee $550 + HST)
Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem
May 19 - 22, 2017 (course fee $550 + HST)
Paddle Canada Canoe Courses are available for groups on request at our location or yours.

Outdoor Educator Training

This summer series of programs will include:
Wilderness First Aid
Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Instructor
Paddle Canada Canoe Tripping Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue
Paddle Canada Moving Water 
Groups of educators are encouraged to contact us. Custom training programs are available to groups of teachers based on their certification needs. We will put together the right program that takes into consideration the skills and experiences that you already posess.

**Please note that the Outdoor Educator Training program is open only to qualified teachers and other posessing strong teaching backgrounds and experience. Skills evaluations will determine certification issued for paddling. Be prepared for an intense week.

Paddle Canada Membership is not included in the cost of Instructor level programs.

Registration Form Skills training registration

Canoe LessonAll meals, accommodations and group equipment are provided on course. Accommodations are in shared cabins. Please bring your sleeping bag and pillow/other bedding. You are welcome to come out the evening before the course begins to get settled in.


Client Testimonials

The Bear Creek Outdoor Center is a great location for students to learn outdoor skills in a safe environment with highly trained instructors.  Their facility and accommodations are well thought-out, and the food is healthy but very tasty.

Tim Demmons
Opeongo High School 

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Toll Free: 888-453-5099
Summer Phone: 819-453-2127
Winter Phone: 613-889-7262

Associations and Accreditation

Canadian Wilderness Medical Training International Rescue Instructors Authority Association of Experiential Education (AEE) member
Rescue Canada Swiftwater Rescue trained and certified Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario Member Paddle Canada member