Water Trek Training
|Water Trek Training in November 2021|
|We are currently planning to run the full November 2021 Water Trek training at this time.|
If circumstances change we will update this notice in October.
Please see the main information below for dates, prerequisites, and other information.
This 15-hour course prepares unit leaders to operate on flat and moving water.
Leaders completing Sessions I, II, and IV receive a patch and numbered card.
A trained adult with a current registration card must accompany units on all
water outings for the unit to earn High Adventure Awards.
All Water Trek specific classes, known collectively as "Session IV",
are held at the Fiesta Island Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay
Water Trek Session IV weeknight session covers:
Water Trek Session IV weekend sessions cover:
- Introduction to Canoeing
- Canoeing Safety
- Planning a Water Trek
- Rules and Procedures for use on the river.
- parts of the paddle and canoe
- Canoe Handling:
- basic canoeing strokes
- solo and tandem practice
- Canoe rescue
Leaders must renew their Water Trek card every four
years by repeating the first two meetings of Session IV.
||$15.00 (Effective March, 2017)
||HALTT Sessions I, II
A CPR card
Any level of Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid card
Current Safe Swim Defense training (take online at MyScouting)
Current Safety Afloat training (take online at MyScouting)
||Scott Bernet, Water Trek Chairman
||San Diego Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay (see map), EXCEPT:
June Wednesday night sessions are at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
NOTE: Sessions I and II are attended by both Water Trek and
HALTT students; classes are held at
Northminster Presbyterian Church. Session IV is specific
to Water Trek Training, with classes held at the Mission Bay location.
* The June Wednesday night session meets at Northminster Presbyterian Church, not the YAC.
||6:30pm to 9:30pm
||8:00am to 5:00pm
||6:30pm to 9:30pm Weeknight
7:00am to 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday
||Northminster Presbyterian Church
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
|SD Youth Aquatic Center (YAC) on
Fiesta Island (map), except as noted.
|16 Feb 2021
|20 Feb 2021
||3 Mar 2021 (Wednesday)
6-7 Mar 2021
13-14 Mar 2021
|5 May 2021
|8 May 2021
||2 Jun 2021 (Wednesday) *
5-6 Jun 2021
12-13 Jun 2021
|15 Sep 2021
|18 Sep 2021
||3 Nov 2021 (Wednesday)
6-7 Nov 2021
13-14 Nov 2021
|15 Feb 2022
|19 Feb 2022
||2 Mar 2022 (Wednesday)
5-6 Mar 2022
12-13 Mar 2022
|4 May 2022
|7 May 2022
||1 Jun 2022 (Wednesday) *
4-5 Jun 2022
11-12 Jun 2022
|14 Sep 2022
|17 Sep 2022
||2 Nov 2022 (Wednesday)
5-6 Nov 2022
12-13 Nov 2022