YOUTH PADDLING PROGRAMS

Youth Programs

We are excited to be expanding our programming for youth paddlers in 2020! At the moment, we have three programs in operation for people under the age of 18.

Youth Recreational Programs

This year, we have started a new series of paddling sessions targeted at youth ages 11-18. The first session runs May 21 through June 29, three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Participants can attend as often as they like during the 7-week period. The last day is Friday, June 29 where we will be having a BBQ and lots of fun races to celebrate!!

We hope to offer more of these sessions in July and August as well!

**  Note:  Registration for these sessions will open at the end of April **


Youth Competitive

Sprint racing takes place on a straight course divided in lanes, on calm water. The distances recognized for international races are 200 m, 500 m, and 1000 m. Each boat has its own designated lane, except for races exceeding 1000 m, where there also may be turning points. One, two, and four person canoes and kayaks are used.

Paddlers who have already completed an assessment with Coach Nick are ready to begin the Sprint Program.

For the summer months, we will hopefully have all 3 of these programs available:

Beginner Sprint

Regatta Ready

Sprint Development

Designed for youth who:

  • are new to sprint canoe and kayak
  • might have participated in CanoeKids Summer Camps
  • are interested in spending time paddling, but also want to have fun!

Designed for youth who:

  • have already participated in CanoeKids Summer Camps
  • have basic understanding and comfort level in paddling in canoes and/or kayaks
  • are interested in developing their skills as a sprint paddler

Designed for youth who:

  • have previously participated in a sprint program, OR,
    • have achieved the platinum CanoeKids award, OR,
    • have been assessed by the Coach and invited to participate
  • are interested in developing their paddling technique, strength, and endurance

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Program Costs:

  • $100 PMPC Youth Membership
  • $20-$70 CKBC Insurance
  • Coaching costs TBA

Program Costs:

  • $100 PMPC Youth Membership
  • $20-$70 for CKBC Insurance
  • Coaching costs TBA

Program Costs:

  • $100 PMPC Youth Membership
  • $20-$70 CKBC Insurance
  • Coaching costs TBA

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