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Intro to Sprint Paddling

For boys and girls from 9 to 14 years old
The best decision you'll make for your children!
Yes, we are hosting Intro to Sprint Paddling in 2020! 
Currently, all our Intro to Sprint sessions are FULL. Click Register to get on the Wait List. 

Fundamentals | Learn to train | regatta ready

Intro to Sprint Paddling is a two-week introduction to competitive Sprint Canoe-Kayak for athletes aged 14 and under.

Throughout the camp the paddlers will progress through all the basic skills of sprint paddling.  Paddlers will learn about water safety rules for sprint boats, how to balance, paddle, and train in sprint kayaks and canoes. The summer sessions of Intro to Sprint Paddling include the opportunity to race at a fun, local regatta. Participants will learn competition skills and rules for sprint canoe kayak, and will participate in on and off water training sessions. 

The Rideau Canoe Club provides all the canoe and kayak equipment required

However, due to Covid-19, all participants must provide their own life jacket. 

*** NO PRE and POST Care available due COVID-19 ***

To reinforce safe paddling skills, all participants are required to wear life-jackets or PFDs any time they are on the water. All of Rideau’s paddling programs are led by friendly, dependable, knowledgeable and certified coaches. 


  • Intro #1 - July 6- July 17 
  • Intro #2 - July 20- July 31
  • Intro #3 - August 3- 14
Daily Schedule & Price
We will be running half day Summer programs to ensure that there are not too many athletes at the club at once and we can respect social distancing. Equipment will be sanitized between uses. 
  • U14 & U13 - 9 am- 12 pm - $529.00
  • U12 & U10 - 1 pm- 4 pm - $482.00
COVID-19 Safety Measures 
  • The clubhouse will remain closed and we will operate out of the field, with tents or similar structures to place your bags
  • The canteen is closed 
  • We will have a Parent/Athlete Info Meeting on Zoom to explain what to expect at camp and the safety procedures 
  • Athletes are asked to bring their own life jackets 
  • Groups will not mix with other groups  
  • Equipment will be sanitized after use 
  • Flow of traffic patterns will be in place on the hill for getting on and off the water
  • Rules are in place for when athletes need to be rescued by a motorboat, or go into the boat bay to retrieve equipment