U10/U12/U14 Sprint Canoe Kayak Racing - Summer


July 4 - August 25, 2023 (8 weeks) 


U10: 8 or 9 on January 1, 2022, born 2013 or 2014
U12: 11 or under on January 1, 2023, born 2011 or 2012
U14: 13 or under on January 1, 2023, born 2009 or 2010

Program Times:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding August civic holiday

Morning drop off from: 8:30am
Afternoon pick up until:   5:00pm

8:00 AM Early drop off is also available for a fee when registering



NEW IN 2023: A 10% Discount on all Sprint Racing Programs will automatically be applied to any order over $1500.00.


This summer-long, full-day program is suited for both novice and experienced athletes alike. Activities include several on-water practices per day, running, soccer, outdoor games, and body weight strength training with plenty of water and sunscreen breaks mixed in. 

Paddlers will learn about water safety rules and how to balance, paddle, and race in sprint kayaks and canoes. Each session they will do a warmup, practice/work out, and cool down.

Although Sprint Racing is a competitive program, NBCC recognizes that younger athletes may not feel ready for competition at first and parents may be reluctant to commit several summer weekends to the sport, regatta participation is encouraged but not mandatory. However, coaches need to prepare practices, crews and race entries throughout the summer so NBCC needs to know whether the paddler plans to compete or not at the time of registration. U10 athletes are generally not entered in regattas unless requested;  U12 athletes typically compete at 3 regattas per year including one in North Bay. U14 Athletes compete at those same U12 regattas but can also attend additional  U16 events in Ontario and National Championships. See the Regattas page for more details about regatta dates and locations.

The Registration fee for this program covers:

  • Program delivery (coaching, use of facilities and equipment)
  • Canoe Kayak Canada, Canoe Kayak Ontario and Eastern Ontario Division (EOD) affiliation fees
  • Entry fees for all regattas 
  • Insurance costs

 NOTE: Fees will be reduced by the amount of any Canoe Kids or Intro to Sprint  Camp Fees already paid  if campers choose to join this program for the remainder of the summer