Welcome to Tabacon,
Since I was young, I’ve had a passion for the outdoors and canoe tripping. As I’ve grown older, it has become easier with retrospect to see the impact canoe tripping has had in improving my personal development and leadership abilities. To ensure this exciting, peaceful yet challenging activity continues to grow amazing people and resilient leaders, I took matters into my own hands to create a program for youth and young adults to enjoy the beauty of nature while they learn practical and transferable skills such as teamwork, dedication, and the fragility of the ecosystem. Welcome to Tabacon.
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Training
Wilderness Medical Associates, International
An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks. Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments.
Canoe Tripper Level Three Certification
Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association (ORCKA)
David is also Tripper Three Certified and a member of ORCKA. ORCKA’s Program is the paddlesports skill progression and knowledge base used for paddling instruction and public education — providing Ontarians with the tools they need to become safe, competent, and knowledgeable paddlers. Canoe Tripping Level 3 provides the provincially recognized certification in trip organization, leadership, risk management and emergency response.
14-Day Field Survival Course
Boulder Outdoor Survival School, Inc.
Up to 11 students and three staff members go for 14 days to explore Southern Utah’s breathtaking Boulder Mountain and glorious canyon country. Leaving the high-tech, modern world behind, you explore the desert washes and mountain trails with little more than a knife, a water bottle, a blanket, and a poncho. You can’t get much more immersed in the natural world than on this course. The mental, physical, and emotional challenges may leave you 10 to 20 pounds lighter at the end of the course, but the wilderness competency and the greater sense of self that you gain are priceless.
- Algonquin Park: Tom Thompson Lake35KMOct 4-7, 2019
- Massassauga Canoe-In: 3-Legged Lake25KMMay 28-30, 2019
- Killarney Canoe-In: Grace Lake24KM Oct 18-22, 2018
- Algonquin Park: Rock Lake to Lake Louisa out Rock Lake20KMAug 24-26, 2018
- Massasauga Canoe-In: 3 Legged Lake24KMMay 29-31, 2018
- Killarney: Put in George, to Kilarney, to Kakakise, out George54KMAug 26-31, 2017
- Algonquin Park: Put in Achray, out Barron Canyon20KMJul 29-Aug 1, 2017
- Algonquin Park: Canoe Lake to Little Doe, back out Canoe Lake43KMMay 12-15, 2017
- Massasauga Park: 3 legged Lake to Clear Lake28KMSummer, 2016
- Algonquin Park: Canoe Lake to Burnt Island out Canoe Lake26KM Summer, 2016
- Algonquin Park: Achray to High falls out Archray16KMSummer, 2015
- Algonquin Park: Rock Lake to Lake Louisa out Rock Lake20KMSummer, 2015
We are Tabacon Co-Leaders!
Our co-leaders are volunteers who are passionate about the outdoors.
Each member is an experienced Tabaconian, with extensive camping, paddling, and outdoor survival abilities.