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Algonquin Park SUP Touring & Camping Adventure

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Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario 4 DAYS
MON 29 AUG 2022 - THU 1 SEP (UTC-05:00)

Welcome to Algonquin Park SUP Touring & Camping Adventure!

Come explore Algonquin Park by paddle board with Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures.

It's time to level up your SUP touring and camping game with the support of knowledgeable guides while enjoying all this iconic Canadian park has to offer. Our Algonquin Park SUP Touring & Camping Adventure is the perfect way to get started with camping while you improve your paddle board skills, ensuring you’re ready to plan and launch your own SUP overnight trips.

Algonquin Park SUP Touring & Camping Adventure is for advanced-level paddlers and is designed to blend paddling, exploration, fun and teach you what navigating in the coastal environment is like.

Glide through the pristine Canadian shield wilderness on your stand up paddleboard, while camping under the stars each night.

This trip is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore Ontario's beautiful landscape by water and land. Wildlife is abundant and your paddleboard and secluded campsite are the perfect vantage points to see it all.

This adventure begins at the Rock Lake Camping area, our launch and base for the trip ahead. We will spend the first day reviewing your paddling skills on the water and talking about all things SUP camping. The first night is spent camping at home base to ensure everyone is comfortable with setting up, using and packing their gear on board for the next day’s paddle.

The following morning with gear packed, we paddle out to a new campsite with our loaded boards. Landing at our new site, we learn about setting up camp and backcountry camping etiquette principles such as Leave No Trace. Options to relax at camp or paddleboard further to explore more of the gorgeous pine-clad shoreline. 

Our last two days are either campsite moves or spent exploring from our wilderness base depending on park permits and weather conditions. 

Bring your bathing suit, binoculars, cameras, art supplies or fishing rod to enjoy your downtime as you commune with nature in the way you love best.

This Algonquin Park SUP Touring & Camping Adventure combines exploring this incredible park and skill-building following the Paddle Canada Coastal Touring and the Paddle Canada Camping Basics programs. Participants learn how to navigate through the wilderness as well as select and set up campsites that leave no trace. The goal for this trip is to ensure you feel confident to load up your board, hit the water and get out SUP camping!

THIS ADVENTURE IS INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED

  • Must be comfortable and/or confident paddling a loaded board
  • This is an unsupported paddle and conditions may be variable. 
  • You do not need to be an expert paddler but must have the fitness to paddle leisurely for approximately 4-6 hours with frequent rests.
  • Be comfortable with expected camping conditions.
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4 NIGHTS/3 DAYS AT MULTIPLE CAMPING LOCATIONS

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Paddle Canada SUP Touring Course Content

Touring 1 SUP Skills

Safety Skills

  • Safety equipment
  • Group paddling dynamics
  • Communication
  • Basic rescues & towing

Paddling Skills

  • Stroke efficiency for longer distances
  • Launching
  • Paddling in wavy conditions
  • Paddling in wind
  • Paddling a loaded board

Knowledge

  • Decision making models & route planning
  • Basic weather forecasting
  • Navigation
  • Exposed vs. sheltered shoreline
  • Touring specific equipment
  • Tides and currents
  • Heritage
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Paddle Canada Camping Basics Course Content

This is an introductory course to camp craft skills, aimed at those with minimal or no camping experience. The intention of this program is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to safely enjoy camping in a campground or slightly remote setting.

With your purchase of this adventure, you will get lifetime access to our online Beginner's Camping Course for FREE >> click here << to check it out.  

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MEET YOUR SUP LEADER

Hi! I'm Pam!

I am a certified Paddle Canada SUP Basic & Advanced Flatwater Instructor, as well as a Coastal Touring 1 Instructor. My goal is to share a love of the ocean, from the perspective of paddling and ocean literacy in order to foster connections between people and between people and the sea. My teaching style emphasizes safety & technical skills while having fun in a positive, supportive environment.

Having studied Marine Biology at the University of Guelph & Commercial Photography at Sheridan College, I am blending my passions through teaching SUP in BC and ON. My love of the water has led me to many aquatic pursuits - canoeing as a child, competitive sailing, sprint canoe/kayak racing and long-distance Outrigger Canoe racing before discovering the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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Girls On Boards Donation

Price : Bring cash if you would like to make a donation.
As a licensed provider of Girls On Boards events, all of our other trips and programs contribute a donation towards this program. You can learn more here: https://www.girlsonboards.co/ 
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What to Bring

For this SUP adventure, we are keepin' it simple! Click here to access and print your packing list. 

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Add-on +C$200

Rentals: Touring board, paddle, PFD, leash, throw bag with tow line

Register by 29 Jun 2022
Select this option if you need us to book you a touring board, paddle, PFD, leash and throw bag with tow line. 
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Camping gear and meals can be booked with Algonquin outfitters.

Price : Paid directly to Algonquin Outfitters

All of your camping equipment and meals can be prepared for you via Algonquin Outfitters. Please click here to contact them directly or book online.

Please allow time on day 1 to pick up your gear at Algonquin Outfitters Lake of Two Rivers Store and Café.

Click here to see the store's proximity to Rock Lake Campground. 

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Location
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
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