Outdoor Skills & Certification

Welcome 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 [email protected] or call us for more information.

Wilderness First Aid Courses

Wilderness First Aid Course

Dates: June 1-2, 2019
Price: $275 + HST

Wilderness First Aid Course

Dates: July 9-10, 2019
Price: $275 + HST

Wilderness First Responder

Dates: July 5-7, 2019
Price: $355 + HST

Paddle Canada Canoe, Stand up Paddleboard Skill Courses and Instructor Development

Outdoor Educator Training 2019

Dates: July 9-18, 2019
Length: 10 days

Price: $350 + HST
Paddle Canada Camping Leadership

Dates: July 15-18, 2019
Length: 4 days

Price: $575 + HST
Paddle Canada SUP instructors course, Advanced Flatwater

Dates: June 7-9, 2019
Length: 3 days

Price: $450 + HST
Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem

Dates: July 11-14, 2019
Length: 4 days

Price: $485 + HST

All Skills courses at Bear Creek Outdoor Centre include meals, accommodations at camp and equipment. Paddle Canada memberships are required for instructor level programs and are not included in the course tuition.

You are more than welcome to bring your own equipment or use ours at camp.

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 Camping Leadership ( formerly Advanced Canoe Tripping)

Canadian Wilderness Medical Training and Bear Creek Outdoor Centre have put together 10 day comprehensive training program for teachers and outdoor educators to further their professional development in outdoor leadership and meet OPHEA and Board requirements for Outdoor Education programs.
We are delighted to offer a special discount code for COEO members 
Enter Promo Code COEO when registering online in 2019

Wilderness First Aid and Canoeing
The 10 Day “one stop shopping” teacher training course at Bear Creek Outdoor Centre will include:
• Wilderness First Aid 
• Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Tandem Instructor 
• Paddle Canada Paddle Canada Camping Leadership: formerly Advanced Canoe Tripping
Course Dates: July 9-18, 2019

Course Tuition: $1325.00 + HST

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

What’s Included

All 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.

What’s not Included

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

Registration Information

To register, please click here.