Interested in learning about canoeing, kayaking or being in a war canoe? Love being on the water?
Canoe Kids Camps provide an introduction to paddling, for children aged 7 years and up, including sprint canoe, kayak, dragon boat, outrigger, and recreational canoe skills.
Campers learn introductory padding skills during this recreational program and no previous paddling experience is necessary. In addition, campers get plenty of opportunity to try out their favourite paddling sport during supervised free time – a favourite time of day during Canoe Kids camps .
Weather permitting; each weekly session features at least 2 canoe day trips to spots along the Ottawa River
Are you looking for a challenge?
Regatta Ready Camps are for those with Canoe Kids Camp or previous paddling experience. During these special camp sessions, campers aged 8 to 14, enhance their basic paddling skills and learn team racing skills, crew/team boat skills in war canoe, Kayak-4 (K-4), Canoe-4 (C-4), and relay races as examples.
The focus is on team spirit as the campers will participate in teams, representing the ORCC, at regional regattas organized by the Eastern Ontario Division of Canoe Kayak Canada. Campers will have loads of fun competing in a “race-type” environment with similar teams from other clubs from around the province.
ORCC coaches are certified by the Coaching Association of Canada, and are trained to get campers “regatta ready” to compete in regional regattas offered on the Saturday immediately following the Regatta Camps. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the regattas, and there is usually an opportunity to car-pool with other parents.
A swimming ability equivalent to the Lifesaving Society Swimmer 4 level is required for all camps at ORCC.
ORCC provides boats, paddles, lifejackets, and coaches for the regattas.