Simon Kenton Council offers a number of Canoe, Kayak and Trek Clinics courses that will help your Scouts and adults develop their flat‑water canoeing, flat-water kayaking, and canoe-trek skills.
Instructors are specialists in long canoe trips; nearly all are ACA-certified instructors in canoeing, canoe touring, or kayaking (most are certified in multiple disciplines).
The Canoe, Kayak and Trek Clinics are only appropriate for Boy Scout aged boys. The Guide to Safe Scouting, and Safety Afloat prohibit Cub Scouts to participate in any boating activity, other than being a passenger.
Canoe Clinics teach your Scouts paddling competence and introduce tripping skills. All requirements are included for the Canoeing merit badge and ACA Introduction to Canoeing course. Completion of the Canoe Clinic course qualifies Scouters to rent Council canoes for unit functions.
Kayak Clinics teach flatwater kayaking competence. All requirements are included for the Kayaking merit badge and ACA Introduction to Kayaking course.
Trek Clinics teach canoe-tripping skills, emphasizing preparation for Northern Tier or equivalent treks. All requirements are included for the ACA Canoe Camping course. Completion of a Canoe Clinic or equivalent paddling ability is a prerequisite to the Trek Clinic.
Custom Clinics are available if your group needs specialized instruction, a shakedown for a trek, or just time to learn paddling skills, let us know how we can help.
Need more information? Contact our key staff…
Carol Mohr Clinic Director 614.551.2044 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Wright Oyo Clinics 740.355.2277 email@example.com
Steve Park Emeritus Clinic Director 614.578.1920 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Hock Emeritus Clinic Director 614.888.4703 email@example.com
May 19-21 – Alum Creek: Galena – Canoe
June 3-4 – Alum Creek: Howard Rd – Trek
June 10 – Alum Creek: Galena – Kayak
Sept. 8-10 – Alum Creek: Galena – Canoe
- Canoe and Kayak Clinics (Alum Creek): $30.00 (includes patch): participants commute.
- Canoe Clinic at Oyo: $45.00 (includes patch, meals and participants camp at Camp Oyo)
- Trek Clinics: $40.00 (includes patch, meals & camping at Alum Creek State Park)
Clinics fill up quickly: register early!
Due to equipment availability, participation per Clinic is limited (Canoe Clinic: 36 students, Trek Clinic: 30 students, Kayak Clinic: 16 students).
Additional Clinics may be added, based on demand.