Countless children in the North Bay area have been introduced to paddling by participating in NBCC’s Canoe Kids/Paddle Camp program. The Paddle Camp is a weekly; full-day program recommended for children aged 8 to 13 (*born in 2009 or earlier) with supervised lunches, allowing parents the convenience of dropping off and picking up their children before and after work.
This program is designed to introduce the paddlers to basic canoeing and kayaking technique, including various strokes, steering skills and most importantly, how to have fun and stay safe on the water. Participants will progress from recreational canoes and kayaks to sprint racing boats, dragon boats and to the War Canoe. Enthusiastic paddlers will be encouraged to move on to the sprint racing program. Paddle Camp fees will be credited toward the Sprint racing program fee should a child decide to move on to racing.
The Paddle Camp generates big smiles on the faces of the children and coaches involved!
- Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30pm (Drop-off from 8:30am, pick-up before 5:00pm)
- July 4 to August 31
Recommended ages 8 to 13 years old (participants must be born in 2009 or earlier)
Things to Bring
As the kids will be spending most of their days on the beach and on the lake, they should be prepared for all types of weather. Here are a few things we recommend they bring with them daily:
- Healthy Lunch & Snacks (Microwave available)
- Water and Sport Beverages
- Shorts & T-shirt (and a change of clothes)
- Swim Suit
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Warm clothes (sweater, pants)
- Rain gear
- Life Jacket (if you have one)
Please refrain from bringing valuables.
$160.00 per 4-day Holiday week.
$200.00 per 5-day week
10% off July Paddle Camp if paid before June 1st
10% of August Paddle Camp if paid before July 1st
(Includes all insurance fees and taxes)
NOTE: A portion of Canoe Kids fees can be applied towards a Sprint racing membership should the paddler decide he/she wants to go further, excluding regatta expenses and fees.