Our paddling camp is designed to teach the basic skills of the sport Sprint Canoe-Kayak. All our campers will have the opportunity, if they wish, to represent the Cascades Club in a minimum of 1 regional regatta.
Following the Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model, campers will be able to try out different types of individual and team boats, including the truly Canadian war canoe. When they’re not paddling, campers will participate in a wide range of fun multi-sport games and activities that will help them develop fundamental movement skills that are beneficial for all sports.
No prior paddling experience is necessary. Although lifejackets are worn at all times when in and around the boats, campers must be comfortable swimming in deep water. Our bilingual, experienced coaches are all fully certified in First Aid and CPR with a minimum of NCCP level 1 coaching certification.
Swimming lessons – ages 9-10 only
Swimming lessons (2.5 hours per week) taught by certified swim instructors are available for an additional $53 per week for those who are interested.
Each child’s skill level will be assessed on the first day and progress reports given at the end of the week.
Child Care Option
Camp programming runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Childcare is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at an additional cost of $43 per week (or $53 for families with more than 1 child at camp).
|Session 1||June 29th-July 10th||July 4th Otterburn
July 11th Carleton Place
Non- members $ 540
|Session 2||July 13th– July 24th||July 17th Mont Cascades trip||Members $480
Non- members $600
Mont Cascades $20
|Session 3||July 27th –August 7th||August 1st Cartierville||Members $480
Non members $600
|Session 4||August 11th-August 21st||Aug 14th Bantam Provincials – Sherbrooke
August 14th Mont Cascades Trip
Non Members $600
Mont Cascades $20
|All summer||June 29th– August 21st||August 25th Nationals Ottawa||Members $1400|
*** note $20/week discount will be applied when registering for 2 sessions or more***
* Camp will be closed July 1
What to bring
A healthy lunch and snacks (NUT FREE), water bottle, running shoes, hat, water shoes (e.g. Crocs, Tevas, Keens), sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, raincoat, warm sweater or jacket. Please label everything clearly with your child’s name! Electronic devices or other valuables are best left at home.
Campers can bring money to buy extra snacks (e.g. granola bars, fruit bars, freezies, etc.) at our canteen throughout the day. Most snacks cost around $1-$2. If you would like, you can pay ahead and request a day limit for your child.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for our campers. Our coaches and counselors are all fully certified in First Aid and CPR. We have worked hard over the past few years to make our camp safer and to train our counselors to deal with a variety of emergency situations.
Before registering your child(ren) for our camp, please read our inclusion policy and contact us if your child needs additional support at camp.