AS208 Canoe Trip Guiding


Summer Session II 


Students learn skills necessary for leading an extended trip (5 or more days) on the waterways of northern New York, northern New England, or Canada.  Students are involved in trip planning, food packing, and equipment choice. During the first trip, students refine their own paddling, portaging, navigation (map, compass, and GPS) and leadership skills. Written reports before, during, and after the trips place the student in the role of a commercial canoeing outfitter with emphasis on detailed planning, risk management, and setting appropriate expectations for clients. On the second trip, students lead a group of  local youth on a canoe trip of 4-5 days. 


AS256 Wilderness First Responder
SS240 Education and Learning Theory or SS241 Foundations of Outdoor Education 
or Permission of the Instructor