Youth & Racing (starting at age 9)

There is no better place to spend the summer than on the water!
Join the Calgary Canoe Club and have a blast with our expert instructors and friendly paddlers. Explore the many competitive, recreational and social aspects of our youth paddling program. 

AGE 9-12 AGE 13+

New Paddlers are introduced to the sport with the Learn 2 Paddle (L2P) camps, starting each 2 weeks in the summer months. Paddlers will learn all the basics of canoes & kayaks with a brief introduction to sprint racing boats. Paddlers 9-12 can take multiple L2P camps .

Once paddlers aged 9-12 have completed a L2P camp they may choose to join the Sprint Team learning advanced skills in the Olympic Sprint Racing Boats. 

New Paddlers can join directly into the the Sprint Team and master the olympic racing canoes and kayaks (One of Canadas top performing Olympic sports). Paddlers are grouped with others of similar age and ability.

New padders can join the Sprint Team for 2 weeks or select longer periods. If you don't want to leave, the team does train year round preparing for each season. June 28, 2021 is the first start date.

AGE 9-12 AGE 13+

Returning Paddlers who are 9-12 have completed a L2P camp or previously been in the Sprint Team. Paddlers 9-12 can choose to take part in another L2P camp or join the Sprint Team.

Returning Paddlers age 13+ can join the Sprint Team for 2 weeks or longer. Paddlers start with the Sprint Team each 2-weeks in the summer months with others graduating from L2P camps. June 28th is the first start date.

The Sprint Racing Team This program takes paddlers beyond the basics to master the fastest racing canoes and kayaks on the water. Anyone who has completed a L2P camp is ready to join the Sprint Team. Certified coaches develop the fitness and technical skills of paddlers to propel single, double, four and 15 person boats to the podium in local, national and International events. If you are a hard core racer or just want to have fun going fast. Our programs provide a safe and fun experience for all. 

 

There is no better place to spend the summer than on the water!

 

"The CCC creates a welcoming and positive environment that allows youth to develop a love for the sport."

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"Solid, supportive and serious program that is helping my athlete grow in their sport and as a well-rounded human."

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"U14 Paddler's testimonial - I am lucky to have found this sport during COVID. The coaches are friendly and experienced. They motivate everyone to work hard and improve each week. I look forward to all the practices even the hard ones."

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"Parent's testimonial - We are impressed with how supportive and dedicated the paddlers and coaches are within this program. The organization has been able to continuously adapt in the past year and maintain a safe and high quality training program for the paddlers. We receive regular training and program updates which allows us to feel connected and involved in supporting our child. "

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"My children discovered the activities at CCC as a result of bring a friend day, then were registered for the next 2 years for learn to paddle summer camps. Later they joined the sprint program and have been with the CCC for the past 5-6 years. CCC continues to provide them with a progressive, exciting active program and regular challenges. They enjoy learning, perfecting their sport and setting goals every week. They also welcome and enjoy the possibility/opportunity to train with the club during the off season. There are many cross training opportunities too which help improve their performance. They have made many friends and memories over the years and always look forward to traveling with the team to competitions. I definitely recommend the CCC to local families who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle."

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