Europe's Premier Canoe Rendezvous.

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April 25-28, 2024

Drôme river, France



The OCF’s favourite themes:

  • Outdoor cooking.
  • First aid in the river.
  • Girding and posture in a canoe.
  • Yoga and breathing.
  • Canoe technique and safety: for beginners, intermediate or advanced paddlers.
  • Bivouac / camping / camping equipment.
  • Organizing a canoe trip.
  • “Bachology”: the art and the way to use a tarp.
  • Fauna and flora of the Drôme river.
  • Relaxation.
  • Video and photo in the river.
  • Fishing in a canoe.
  • Telling the story of your trip.
  • Energy management in bivouac: batteries, solar panels…
  • Leave No Trace camping.
  • Group management (leadership).
  • Packraft: technique, trips and tips.
  • Canoe + bike trips.

We are working on the 2024 workshops.

The workshops can be in French, English or both at the same time! There are more than 100 workshops in 3 days proposed in 3 main families:

  • Technical canoeing for Beginners (level 1), Intermediate (level 2) or Advanced (level 3).
  • Safety (rope techniques, unpinning, first aid…)
  • Canoe Culture: including many of the topics described above.

By taking part in the OCF, the idea is to do a practical workshop on the water adapted to your level. Each participant is entitled to two on-water workshops during the weekend, with a limit of one workshop per day (e.g. one on Friday and one on Sunday, or one on Saturday and one on Sunday).

Registration for the workshops is in two steps : one part online for the river workshops and one part on site (at the Festival) for the workshops on the ground.

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