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2016 CANOE KIDS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
PLEASE REVIEW THE CANOE KIDS PRE-REQUISITES BELOW AND CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
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Summer is coming and our popular Summer Day Camp Sessions 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 lifejacket 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

The last swim assessment is being held at the club on Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 11am.  Swim assessments on Saturday, August 6, 20 & 27 have been cancelled due to conflicts with the regatta schedule. All campers are required to successfully complete their swim test prior to their first day of camp.

If interested, ask us about our swim assessment dates set prior to camp to help determine if your child needs to improve their swimming skills prior to camp starting. 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 doc 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.



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 $15 for either pre or post care times, or $25 for both pre and post care per camper per week. 

2016 CANOE KIDS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
PLEASE REVIEW THE CANOE KIDS PRE-REQUISITES BELOW AND CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Be the first to know all the CanoeKids and RCC updates by signing up for the RCC Newsletter! 
CLICK HERE!

Last Updated 8/8/2016 10am
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Canoe Kids 0 June 27, 2016 June 30, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $235 20 
Canoe Kids 1 July 4, 2016 July 8, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 SOLD OUT 
Canoe Kids 2 July 11, 2016 July 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 SOLD OUT 
Canoe Kids 3 July 18, 2016 July 22, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 SOLD OUT 
Canoe Kids 4 July 25, 2016 July 29, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 SOLD OUT 
Canoe Kids 5 August 2, 2016 August 5, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $235 12 
Canoe Kids 6 August 8, 2016 August 12, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 
Canoe Kids 7 August 15, 2016 August 19, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 
Canoe Kids 8 August 22, 2016 August 26, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 
Canoe Kids 9 August 29, 2016 September 2, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm $295 SOLD OUT 
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