Youth Sprint Canoe and Kayak Programs at FCRCC

We offer Spring and Summer Camps as well as racing programs for kids and youth.

We have many exciting Youth paddling options to help keep your kids active! Our youth paddling programs are structured based off the nationwide Canadian Sport For Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, and more specifically, the CanoeKayakCanada LTAD Model. This model is designed to help kids develop optimally through stages, acquiring fundamental skills and progressively building on their technical and physical skills.

Kids can enter our programs many ways depending on how much paddling they want to do! We have intro programs for those who are just starting out in paddling or want to paddle recreationally, and we have racing programs for those who want to paddle more and do some racing.

All of our programs are designed to optimize age-appropriate learning and physical developments. Our younger-aged programs are all about setting the right foundations for kids in terms of skills, body coordination, fitness, etc. while having lots of fun. And as they get older, can continue to further refine their abilities, and perhaps train at a more competitive level if they want!

New paddlers are welcome anytime throughout the season!

If you would like to register and not sure where to begin, contact us by emailing and introduce yourself! Contact us if you’re unsure about which group to join, if you have any questions about how to get started or if you’re joining mid-season. We can ensure you have all the latest program details and the prorated program rate.

Intro Programs

Saturday Drop-ins

Starting April 8th, drop in on our Saturday Intro Drop-In Sessions from 12pm-2pm to try out sprint paddling and learn more! $15 drop-in fee. No experience is required to join!

Register for a drop-in here!

From there you can continue into one of our regular programs if interested, or just continue dropping in on Saturdays.

Open House

We host multiple open houses throughout the year for people to try out paddling for free to learn more about the club, our sport and our programs!


Upcoming open houses:

  • Sat April 15th @ 12-2pm
  • Sat April 29th @ 12-2pm
  • Children’s Festival at Granville Island – Sat June 3 & Sun June 4 @ 12-4pm
  • Sat July 8th @ 12-3pm
  • and more…

School/Youth Groups

We have hosted many school / youth groups in the past!  We’re happy to work with you to tailor an experience for your group.  Reach out to with your idea and we can go from there!

Racing Programs

Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe and Kayak racing team!

Our programs run year long (split into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter sessions) and are for those who want to learn more advanced paddling skills and try out racing.

*Full-day summer sessions are included for the younger age groups!

We have four main paddling groups (listed below) based on age, level of fitness and paddling skills, and training goals. These stages of development follow the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway in the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe & Kayak. Transition across paddling groups is at the coach’s discretion and dependent on the paddler’s age, skill level, and goals.

Register for our sprint programs below or use this registration link to register for one of our racing programs!

(Select ‘Flatwater Racing Programs‘ from the filters to see our racing programs)