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Intro to Sprint Canoe Kayak Paddling Camp



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.


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 $42 per week (or $52 for families with more than 1 child at camp).


Before registering your child(ren) for our camp, please read our inclusion policy and contact us if your child needs additional support at camp.

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 counsellors 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 counsellors to deal with a variety of emergency situations.

Schedule / Cost

Session Start End Cost Regattas
1 24 June 05 July* Member $423

Non-Member $531

Otterburn: July 6
2 08 July 19 July Member $470

Non-Member $590

Carleton Place: July 13
3 22 July 02 Aug Member $470

Non-Member $590

Cascades Club Fun Regatta: Aug 2
4 05 Aug 16 Aug Member $470

Non-Member $590

Midget Provincials (Montreal): Aug 9-11

Bantam & Under Provincials (Shawinigan): Aug 16-18

5 19 Aug 23 Aug** Member $210

Non-Member $270

* No Regatta *

{Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint Championships (Regina): Aug 17-31}

* Camp will be closed July 1

** Session 5 is only 1 week


Additional weeks can be added for $250 (Members) / $310 (Non-Members)

Discounted price of  $40  if you register for 4 weeks (Members only)