The Deep River Karate Club is planning to host a weekend karate retreat in the outskirts of Deep River at Ogilvie's Cabins on Meilleurs Road (see Google Street View .
Want to improve your karate skills and understanding? Is your dojo based a school gym and you want to keep sharp in the off-season ? Come to Deep River for a weekend karate retreat with instruction provided by Tsumura Shihan, Tsumura Sensei and others. The retreat will provide many karate sessions covering a variety of subjects interlaced with social activities and free time.
The setting is the Ogilvie Cabins on Meilleurs Road (see Google Street View). Located near the eastern edge of Algonquin Park and a short trip to the Ottawa River. Cabin rooms will be available for the nights of Friday and Saturday. There is a common building with a large kitchen, several BBQs and dining hall so that you can cook your own meals. The property has a small lake suitable for leisurely kayaking, canoeing, and fishing; volleyball nets; and a lakeside fire pit provides a relaxing focal point.
Karate sessions will be held outdoors, though the dining hall will be available as a small dojo in case of inclement weather. The retreat is open to all students; separate sessions will be held for black belts. Family members that are not in karate may also stay at the cottages. Karate students not requiring accommodation at the cottages can pay a retreat-only fee.
The schedule follows this general plan.
|Friday, August 21, evening||Registration, welcome, karate, relax by the fire|
|Saturday, August 22 all day||Karate sessions, free time and social activities including BBQ, relax by the fire|
|Sunday, August 23||karate session, departure|
|Per person for 2 nights' accommodations + retreat fee||$160*|
|Per person for 2 nights' accommodations only (e.g. non karate family member)||$80*|
|Per person for retreat-only fee||$80|
* Accommodations for Children 12 and under are $15 less and must be accompanied by an adult.
To register for the retreat, please complete the registration form and send to Ron Rogge sensei as instructed on the form. Registration deadline is 2015 July 25. Full refund can be requested by e-mail until 2015 August 1.
Upon arrival, karate participants or guardian shall also complete and sign a waiver form to be provided at the retreat. Therefore, the guardian must be present at registration for the under 18 participant.
Photos of the cottage interiors (examples from the group of 4). As you will see, these cottages and cabins are rustic. They are used for 6 weeks of the summer to house the students and tutors of the Deep River Science Academy which provide high school students with an outstanding real scientific research experience at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
Hotels include: The Bear's Den (613-584-9795), Shemron Suites (613-584-1100), Deep River Motel (613-584-2743), and The Pine Motel (613-584-3381).
Other cottages include: K-O's Mountain River (613-584-2861) and Pinecrest Lodge (1-866-746-3273).
Bed and Breakfast: Casa de Timoteo (613-584-3776).
Camping: Morning Mist Resort (613-586-1900), Driftwood Provincial Park (613-586-2553) and Ryan's Camp Site (613-584-3453).