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2017 CANOE KIDS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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Our popular Summer Day Camp Sessions for 2017 are ready for your canoe kids!

Canoe Kids is a fun-filled day camp experience focused on all aspects of safe paddle sports. Campers aged 7-12 years old will be introduced to canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, water safety, swimming, field sports as well as cooperative games and activities. 

Throughout the week campers will explore the Rideau River with qualified instructors. Along with their peers, campers will have a great time challenging their own abilities while developing self-confidence and team-work skills. 

Note:  CanoeKids is not a introduction to competitive sprint boats or regatta participation.  If you are interested in sprint canoe and kayaking please see our sprint programs.

Pre-Requisites:
  • Campers must be 7-12 years old during the camp session
  •  No paddling experience is required 
  • CanoeKids participants must demonstrate minimum swim ability, if campers cannot complete the swim assessment they will not be able to continue in the camp**
**Prior to getting in boats participants must show they have the ability to roll into the water and swim 50 metres (any stroke) and stay afloat (tread water) for 1 minute (as per the National Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive standard). Swim ability is assessed without a life-jacket or other flotation device. If your child is nervous about this process we welcome you to swim along with your child to ease the nerves

We offer swim assessment dates prior to camp to help determine if your child needs to improve their swimming skills before starting the camp. If your child takes the swim assessment on one of these dates and passes, they will not have to take it again on the first day of camp...unless they want to! The assessment will take place by the dock at the Rideau Canoe Club in the waters of Mooney's Bay supervised by a certified lifeguard. No registration is necessary for pre-assessment or for the camp prior to the pre-assessment. The 2017 pre-assessment dates are: June 10 and 17, July 8, 15 and 22, August 5 and 26, all starting at 10 am.

What to bring to camp: 
  • The Rideau Canoe Club will provide all the necessary paddling equipment. However, CanoeKids participants are welcome to bring their own. 
  • 2 changes of clothing daily will be required; clothing should be comfortable, loose fitting and preferably made of quick drying fabric (they do get wet!). 
  • Running shoes are required for dry-land games. 
  • Sun screen, water bottle, healthy lunches and snacks are needed for each day. Some days the club will have a pizza lunch; more information will be given after registration. 
Location: 804 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0B1
Contact: canoekids@rideaucanoeclub.ca

Registration is only considered final once full payment has been made. Review the updated Refund Policy and other guidelines. 

Please note that pre and post care is available from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm for $20 for either pre or post care times, or $35 for both pre and post care per camper per week. 

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Canoe Kids 0 June 26, 2017 June 30, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 1 July 4, 2017 July 7, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $235 48 
Canoe Kids 2 July 10, 2017 July 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 3 July 17, 2017 July 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 4 July 24, 2017 July 28, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 5 July 31, 2017 August 4, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 6 August 8, 2017 August 11, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $235 48 
Canoe Kids 7 August 14, 2017 August 18, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 8 August 21, 2017 August 25, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
Canoe Kids 9 August 28, 2017 September 1, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 48 
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