Youth Learn 2 Paddle Camps and Programs (2020)

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


  • Summer camps are appropriate for ages 9-12, spring and fall programs are for youth 9+.
  • 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 – 5:00pm 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)

2020 Learn 2 Paddle Programs & Camps

COVID Update, May 19, 2020. The Glenmore Reservoir remains closed. We will provide further updates as the situation changes.
The Glenmore Canoe & Rowing Clubhouse remains closed until the City of Calgary Recreation Facility ban is lifted. We anticipate we will offer only limited outdoor programming for the season due to the building closure this season.
See the City’s page on the status of the Glenmore Reservor.

The Spring L2P is a condensed version of the summer program with an emphasis on introducing youth to the sprint canoe and kayaks. This program is great for youth with little to no previous experience 9 yrs +. 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 20 – Jun 1 4:30 – 6:00 pm YES $175
SL2P2 Mon & Wed Jun 8 – Jun 17 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.

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