Water Trek Training
|Water Trek Training is resuming, subject to pandemic conditions.|
|Please check with course leaders for details.|
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 except as noted below.
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.
||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.*
|14 Feb 2023
|18 Feb 2023
||1 Mar 2023 (Wednesday)
4-5 Mar 2023
11-12 Mar 2023
|3 May 2023
|6 May 2023
||7 Jun 2023 (Wednesday) *
10-11 Jun 2023
17-18 Jun 2023
|13 Sep 2023
|16 Sep 2023
||1 Nov 2023 (Wednesday)
4-5 Nov 2023
11-12 Nov 2023