Try-It Days are made for younger children and first time paddler youths to have a short (15-30min) experience in our Sprint Kayaks. Some Try-It days are at West Lake and some are in the Pool. Ages 7-18*
Fun Paddle - Morning or Afternoon
2 hour program for kids to learn paddle strokes, boat safety and have fun. Great for the new paddler or the recreational paddler looking for more time on the water. Ages 10-18*
*Age Range for Paddling
Age Ranges are not fixed - the ages have been selected both for the type of programming (games for younger kids vs older kids) and the expectation for endurance.
Paddlers who are not strong swimmers, are not used to wearing a life-jacket, or do not do alot of sports / fitness already, may find that its harder to keep paddling for the entire session or keep paddling if they get wet / fall in the water. Think about your child's endurance capacity and stamina when registering. If you have questions, please call.
6 Week Training Camp (2020)
This program is aimed at paddlers who want to focus on their technique, strength and speed. Athletes will learn both Canoe & Kayak skills and train in single (C1/K1), doubles (C2/K2), and team boats (C4). Paddlers will learn about participating in Regattas and the BC Summer Games. Athletes commit to 5 hours of practice per week. An additional afternoon of slalom training will be provided. Ages 12-16*
BC Summer Games Training Camp
Registration for this Camp Only
Hosted by Canoe Kayak BC, this 4-day day camp helps prepare athletes interested in participating in the 2020 BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge. Experience in Sprint Canoe/Kayak is not required.
At the end of each Competitive Team Program, Team A & B, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a Regatta. **Regatta fees are extra
BC Summer Games
All Prices include
Paddlers must bring valid lifejacket, water/snacks, dry clothes/towel etc
Most programs are held at Camp Hughes on West Lake Provincial Park (unless otherwise noted).
Paddle Days are generally not cancelled due only to rain. However if the conditions are not considered safe, (air quality due to fire, severe wind, lightning etc), training days may be cancelled or postponed to another day.