AUG 18-20| Basic SUP & 20hr Remote with Kelsey’s Caravan in Kananaskis!



This course is being hosted in partnership with Kelsey Baldwin of Kelsey’s Caravan! Kelsey will bring her energy and expertise to teach participants in Basic SUP and provide certification through Paddle Canada.  In addition to the paddle portion, we will also be completing a 20hr Remote First Aid!  What a great combo to enhance your skills and confidence to adventure on your own!    

Camping fees are INCLUDED in the cost of each registration.  

Cost is $495+gst. 

What is included in your fee: 

  • 20hr Red Cross Remote First Aid certification – valid 3 years
  • Red Cross manual, practice first aid kit supplies, Back40 gift
  • Camping fee at Canoe Meadows (Kananaskis – 2 nights, 3 days)  (AB Park Pass required)
  • Paddle Canada Basic Flatwater SUP Certification
  • All paddle gear for use in course.
  • A weekend camping in the mountains and learning new skills with an awesome group of outdoorsy people like you!




BASIC SUP Flat Water (Paddle Canada) & 20HR Remote First Aid

Kelsey and Rebecca, with their energy and expertise, combine their passion for the outdoors in this collaborative Basic SUP & 20hr Remote First Aid multi-day experience.  This event is designed for the novice outdoorsperson who wants to get on the water and out exploring with more confidence in their knowledge and skills.

This weekend is the perfect option if you:
-have never taken a First Aid or paddle board course
-are the group leader of outdoor activities with friends and/or family
-are a volunteer with outdoor organizations
-are looking to enter the outdoor tourism sector
-want a fun weekend with your friends!

What You Get:
-Camping for 3 days & 2 nights at Canoe Meadows (Friday night and Saturday night)
-Basic Flatwater SUP Skills certificate (Paddle Canada)
-20hr Remote First Aid (Canadian Red Cross)
-All SUP gear provided (paddle board, paddle, leash, throw rope, PFD, wetsuits, water shoes)
-Practice first aid kit
-First Aid Manual

The 20hr Remote First Aid is led by Rebecca with Back40 Wilderness First Aid (Canadian Red Cross certified). The content and scenarios will be tailored to water activities in remote places. Students will challenge their skills in a realistic way using only what they have with guided improvisation and problem solving with their own good sense. Many incidents in the backcountry can be self-managed with good first aid, however students will also be equipped with skills to assist in more serious incidents that may require rescue. The SUP boards and personal gear will be integrated into scenarios for authenticity. This content will challenge but inspire students to trust their good sense and new skills.

First Aid Highlights:

CPR & drownings

Hypothermia and Heat Emergencies

The everyday things: sprains, strains, blisters, and small cuts

Fractures: fractures to self-extricate and fractures that need rescue

Head injuries

Lightning strikes

Extended care in the backcountry

Although the content (scenarios, equipment, and skill emphasis) is customized to SUP/paddling, the Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid information can be found here.

Along with a 20hr Remote First Aid Certification, you will earn a Basic Flatwater SUP Skills Certification from Paddle Canada. Kelsey, with Kelsey’s Caravan, will immerse you in the world of mountain lake paddle boarding, teaching you the basics so you can paddle board on your own, with friends and/or family, with confidence. We will get plenty of time to practice these skills to make sure you feel comfortable with what you’ve learned.

SUP Highlights:

Falling off safely

Understanding weather and paddling conditions

Paddling while kneeling

Forward stroke, Braking stroke, Sweep stroke

Safety equipment & Equipment Care

Injury prevention

SUP resources

and so much more

This certification is a per-requisite for the Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills certification, and is necessary to progress through all Paddle Canada SUP courses. You can find out more details here.

Other Information:

Minimum 4 persons needed for course to run.
Maximum 12 persons.
Detailed Itinerary and packing list will be sent after registration.
Food not included.
Camp with us! Socializing and community building is a part of our shared experience.
Campsites at Canoe Meadows (Kananaskis) has been booked for our group experience and is included in the cost of participation. Participants must be self sufficient with camping gear and food/water.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund minus a $25 processing fee will be given up to 14 days prior to event.
No refunds will be given within 14 days of event start time.