Club Events

Club Events

Seminar - How I Became a Solo Camper

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 7-9pm

In 2002, Camper Christina went on her first backcountry camping trip and fell in love. She went as often as she could throughout the years, but in 2015, with no one to go with, she began going out alone. Travelling into the backcountry solo, presented Christina with many fears that she needed to overcome. She attacked those fears one by one and dealt with them logically. Christina continues going out on trips by herself and has been solo tripping for over 6 years now, venturing into more remote and challenging places, over longer periods of time, the goal she was aiming to achieve from the start. To this day, however, many people want to know how she did it. In today's presentation, you will see the processes Christina went through to conquer her fears and feel safe and comfortable going out into the backcountry on her own.

Christina is a youtuber and outdoor enthusiast who has been sharing her adventures and inspiring others since 2015. She started backcountry camping in 2002 and fell in love and now camps year-round. In 2015, with no one to go with, she began solo tripping, and although it took a bit more courage and time to get used to, it is currently her preference. Now, with more experience and confidence, she ventures into some extremely challenging and remote locations in the Canadian backcountry, alone, year-round. For more information on Christina see www.CamperChristina.com.

Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions this year's seminars will be held on Zoom again.

Details for joining the meeting are listed here for club members.  For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.

Paddling Trips For 2022

With the bone-chilling weather that we have been having, preparing a canoe trip for the summer may be the last thing on your mind.  Nevertheless, as with last year, canoe camping reservations are expected to be snapped up quickly.  Reservations for areas like North Frontenac and Haliburton Highlands are already open for the season with many choice spots already taken.  The opening of reservations for places in National Parks vary by park.  For Ontario Parks, you are permitted to reserve up to five months from the starting date of your trip and many of these spots go quickly.  You are encouraged to reserve your trips early.  This year make it a Club trip!!!

Club Community Chat - Wed Jan. 19 7-9pm

Club chairperson, Steve, will be hosting a virtual chat with the membership. On the agenda are:

  • Touch base with club members to see what they would like to see the club do and how they can volunteer to help the club.
  • Zoom primer for people new to the platform.
  • Overview of the winter seminar series.

This will also be an opportunity to practice Zoom in preparation for the winter seminar series.

Click here for information on how to partipate in the club community chat.

RACCC 2022 Winter Seminar Series

The RA Canoe Camping Club (RACCC) will not be stopped by COVID! Once again, the club will have a diverse and interesting winter seminar series. The difference is that this year, the series will be held online using Zoom. They will be held on Wednesdays starting at 7:00 PM.

The list of seminars is attached to this article. 

Except for the seminar on January 19, 2022, all seminars will be open to both RACCC club members and to non‑club members.

All seminars will be posted on the club calendar and on the club Facebook site as events.

RACCC club members will be able to get the ZOOM joining information from the logged in part of the club calendar or by sending an email message to Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  As a security measure, and to help ensure that the number of participants does not exceed the limit of our Zoom account, please ask non-club members to get the joining information directly from Mark.

Non-club members can get the Zoom joining instructions by sending an email message to Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be provided about 2 weeks before the seminar.

The RACCC is preparing documents and information sessions about the club. If non-club members would like to receive more information about the club, they can send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add them to our email list. They can be removed from the email list whenever they like.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.

Read more: RACCC 2022 Winter Seminar Series

Cathy DSCF0869Ted Blake Award 2021

Congratulations to Cathy Olsen, the 2021 Ted Blake Award recipient for contribution to the club.  Cathy has been the Whitewater Coordinator, is an active instructor and habitual trip leader.  She has devoted much effort to welcoming beginners and including them in the whitewater tripping program.