Youth Learn 2 Paddle Camps

Appropriate for ages 9-12

Learn to Paddle Program

  • Children will develop water safety awareness and skills
  • Children develop confidence on the water with boat skills
  • Acquire recreational paddling skills (canoes & kayaks)
  • Experience racing boats (sprint canoe & kayaks, Dragon Boat, outrigger canoes in a variety of different size boats)
  • Provide an opportunity to paddle and socialize with their friends in a team environment
  • Fun games and activities on and off water
  • Sprint racing regattas

Programming

  • Appropriate for ages 9-12
  • Learn to Paddle Program is designed to be in line with Long Term Athlete Development Framework and principles
  • Effective integration of games and skill learning
  • Experienced coaches with extensive recreation and racing experience
  • Returning paddlers will be grouped with the experienced FUNdamentals group if wanted
  • Rainy/poor weather day indoor and dryland activities are incorporated as needed

Our Youth Learn to Paddle Program offers an all around paddling experience. Participants have the opportunity to experience all facets of paddling and become comfortable in the racing boats. On water activities include paddling in recreation canoes and kayaks, sprint racing canoes and kayaks (one, two and four person) the 14 person sprint war canoe, and 20 person dragon boat.

All programs take place at the Calgary Canoe Club facility.

Pre and post care available from 8:30am – 5:30pm under the supervision of our boat bay staff, must note on your registration form.

Prepare your child with the ‘what to bring check list

All new Learn 2 Paddle participants are encouraged to join the full-time sprint canoe/kayak program and attend our local regatta during the season once they have completed the introductory camp session.

Participants will be given information on these events as they sign up for Learn 2 Paddle sessions, please feel free to ask for further information prior to signing up.

Download  Learn 2 Paddle Registration Form + Waiver. (PDF)

Summer Learn 2 Paddle

The summer program is geared to a two-week session. We realize a one week program may be more suitable for some looking for a brief introduction to paddling. Therefore, participants may sign up for a one week session. We will offer limited spaces for one week camps.

To register, choose which session you would like to start and for how many consecutive sessions you would like to participate in.

Fees 

One week: $230 (One week sessions are only available for the first week of all two week sessions.)
Two Weeks: $360
Four Weeks: $600

Day Camp Days Dates Time Space Available
L2P1 Mon-Fri Jul 4- Jul 14 9 am – 4 pm FULL
L2P2 Mon-Fri Jul 17- Jul 28 9 am – 4 pm YES
L2P3 Mon-Fri Jul 31 – Aug 11* 9 am – 4 pm YES
L2P4 Mon-Fri Aug 14 – 25 9 am – 4 pm FULL

*L2P3* There will be no camp on August 7 (holiday).
*Note: Camp cost is $185 and $310 for 2 weeks.

Fall Learn 2 Paddle

The Fall L2P is a condensed version of the summer program with an emphasis on introducing youth to the sprint canoe and kayaks. We will start in the recreation kayaks and progress into the racing kayaks through the sessions.

Please note if you have participated in a L2P session or have previous canoe/kayak sprint racing experience you can jump right into the full time FUNdamentals Program.

Choose a program date below

Program Days Dates Time Space Available Fee
FL2P1 tbd mid-sept 4:30 – 6:00 pm $175
FL2P2 tbd mid-sept 4:30 – 6:00 pm $175
Spring Learn 2 Paddle

The Spring L2P is a condensed version of the summer program with an emphasis on introducing youth to the sprint canoe and kayaks. We will start in the recreation kayaks and progress into the racing kayaks through the sessions.

Please note if you have participated in a L2P session or have previous canoe/kayak sprint racing experience you can jump right into the full time FUNdamentals Program.

Choose a program date below

Program Days Dates Time Space Available Fee
SL2P1 Mon & Wed May 24 – Jun 7 4:30 – 6:00 pm YES $175
SL2P2 Mon & Wed June 12 – 26 4:30 – 6:00 pm YES $175

How to Register

Please download the Learn 2 Paddle registration form + waiver (PDF).  Both are required. You are confirmed upon payment (cheque or via the phone with Visa or Mastercard).

Please either mail or scan and email the registration and waiver form to us.

Email: calgarycanoeclubinfo@gmail.com
Tel: 403-246-5757

Your registration is confirmed upon payment.

You may mail in a cheque with your registration form, pay over the phone with Visa or MasterCard or pay in person during business hours.

Cancellation Policy for Learn to Paddle