I attended a 3 day canoe camping outing in Algonquin Park with Paul McCormick, the owner of Wilderness Adventures (http://www.wildernessadventures.ca/), in July 2013.
During that weekend, I learned basic canoeing skills, including how to quickly and effectively do a canoe over canoe rescue, and obtained my ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association - http://www.orcka.ca ) level 2 certification at the completion of the trip.
All of the logistical aspects of the outing were professionaly handled by Wilderness Adventures (such as canoe rental, park permits, dry bags, dry backpacks, tent, meals and snacks, cooking equipment, water filtration system, meal preparation, etc.) which resulted in nearly zero planning for the trip. The only planning involved selecting personal items (clothing, toileteries) - which was also made easy as Paul provided me with a detailed list ahead of time.
It was a great weekend, the weather was fantastic and I learned a lot of valuable skills
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