Canoe Kids Camp
Weekly from July 4 to August 25, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
Morning drop off from: 8:30am
Afternoon pick up until: 4:30pm
8:00 am Early drop off is available for an additional fee when registering
7 to 13 years old as of January 1, 2024 (Born in 2010 - 2016)
5-Day Camps: $250.00
4-Day Camps: $200.00 (Week of August Civic Holiday)
This weekly, full-day program introduces children to all aspects of safe paddle sports. Campers will experience canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on the water mixed with swimming, field sports, cooperative games and activities throughout the day. This program is suitable for beginners and those with some previous paddling experience. Throughout the week campers will explore Trout Lake with qualified instructors, progressing from recreational canoes and kayaks to sprint racing boats. At the end of each week, campers will be treated to a small ice cream cone at The Green Store and receive an NBCC T-shirt.
All summer campers undergo a swim assessment on their first day of camp that includes swimming 25 metres and treading water for one minute in Trout Lake. This assessment allows our instructors to determine each camper's comfort level in the water. No camper will be turned away due to swim ability as ALL campers, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a Government of Canada Approved Personal Flotation Device while on or near the water.
What to Pack for Canoe Kids Camp
NBCC will provide all the necessary paddling equipment including Personal Floatation Devices (PFD's) but campers are welcome to bring their own PFD. Most days will be spent on the beach and on the lake so children should be prepared for all types of weather. Here are a few things we recommend they bring with them daily:
- Shorts, T-shirt and at least one change of clothes. Clothing should be comfortable, loose fitting and preferably made of quick drying fabric (they do get wet!)
- Swimsuit & towel
- Running shoes for dryland games
- Hat, sunscreen & insect repellent
- Lunch, snacks & water bottles
- Warm clothes and rain gear for cold, wet days
Children must be independent in their ability to apply sunscreen / insect repellent, change clothes and washroom personal hygiene. There are regular breaks to hydrate and apply sunscreen, but children need to be able to apply their own.
A typical Canoe Kids Day
Coach Call/ Warm Up/ Game
Swim Test* / War Canoe or Dragonboat
Canoe / SUP
Kayak / Sit-on-top
* Monday Mornings
Inclement WeatherPaddlers can still have fun in the rain! However, if there is heavy rain, gusty winds or thunderstorms we can not be on the water. In these situations and when severe weather warnings are issued in advance, NBCC instructors will supervise on-land or indoor activities until the weather improves or normal pick-up times.