CKBC Fall Training Camp (Nov 8-11, 2014) - Burnaby, BC

Youth Paddling Programs

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 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 only want to paddle once a week.  We have Racing programs for those who want to paddle more and do some racing.  And we have our Summer Camp programs!  Note: our racing programs also include the summer camp options already.

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, please contact flatwater@fcrcc.com and introduce yourself!  Tell us a bit about your son/daughter and their age, and we’ll help you get started.  Look forward to meeting you!

Available Programs

Camp Programs

PROGRAMDESCRIPTIONAGESDURATIONTIMECOST
Spring Break Paddling Camp
Learn how to paddle dragonboat, outrigger, canoe and kayak during Spring Break!Ages 8-15Mar 18-22
M-F
9am-4pm$195+gst

Only $100+gst (if you are new and also registering in our Spring/Summer racing program)
CanoeKids
Summer Camps
A 1-week introduction to canoe, kayak and dragonboat: games, activities, and more for kids under 10!Ages 7-12July and August
1-week camp
M-F 9-4pm
*After care options available
$220+gst Early Bird (by Apr 15th)
$250+gst Regular

10% discount when registering for multiple weeks!

$50+gst for after care if needed

Kids 10 and up who want to participate in multiple camp weeks are encouraged to join the Regatta Ready program so that they can learn some advanced skills beyond CanoeKids. You can transfer over anytime!
Regatta Ready Summer CampsFor kids who are interested in learning advanced canoe/kayak paddling skills (beyond CanoeKids)! Every 2-3 weeks, we will have a fun mini-regatta in Alder Bay on a Friday afternoon to develop some basic racing skills! The kids can even build towards racing at their first real regatta called Pacific Cup on Sept 7-8 if they want!Ages 10-152-3 week options:
July 2-12
July 15-26
July 29-Aug 16
Aug 19-30

10-week option:
July 2-Sept 8 (includes the Pacific Cup regatta)

Need to miss a couple sessions? No problem! Come and go all summer as you need. Our camp schedule and low price is meant to account for schedule flexibility to help parents out.
M-F 9-4pm
*After care options available

Kids can participate in the Pacific Cup regatta if they do a minimum of 3 weeks this summer just to ensure they have the required skills to participate. We will have some additional practices leading up to the event to prep the team.
2-3 week option:
$365-405+gst Early Bird (by Apr 15th)
$395-435+gst Regular

10-week option:
$795+gst Early Bird (by Apr 15th)
$825+gst Regular (can switch to this option anytime!)

Prices include Pacific Cup regatta fees!

$50+gst/week for after care if needed

You can extend your registration to the rest of summer (until Sept 8 to include Pacific Cup) anytime! Your paid amount will simply be deducted from the 10-week option rate and may be further reduced depending on which week you are extending from.
Pacific Cup ProgramFor kids who did a couple weeks of paddling camp this summer and want to try out their first regatta!Ages 11-14Sept 1-15
Various times after school (4:30-6:30pm)$95+gst

Register Here

Spring/Summer Intro Programs

For those who just want to paddle once a week!

Intro to OutriggerCome out and try out outrigger (OC6) once a week!Ages 8-15Mondays
Feb 25 until June 24
4:30-6pm$195+gst

*includes regatta fees!
Intro to Dragon BoatCome out and try out dragon boat once a week!Ages 8-15Wednesdays
Feb 20 until June 26
4:30-6pm$150+gst

*includes regatta fees!
Intro to Sprint Canoe/KayakCome out and try out canoe and kayak once a week!Ages 8-15Saturdays
Feb 23 until June 29
11am-12:30pm$195+gst

*includes regatta fees!
Intro to all three paddling disciplines!Try all three!Ages 8-15(see above dates)(see above times)$345+gst

*includes regatta fees!

Spring/Summer Racing Programs

Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint team! For those who want to learn more advanced paddling skills and try out racing. These racing programs also include the summer camp options!

Note: Program Ages here is used as a guideline to represent typical athlete pathway in this sport but is not strict. In the end, coaches will put athletes in training groups most appropriate to their current skill level where they will learn the most and build from there.

New Paddlers:

If you’re a new paddler under 10 years old, please sign up for Intro to Paddling – Fundamentals and Foundations

If you’re a new paddler 10 years old or older, please sign up for Advanced Paddling Fundamentals – Learning to Train (e.g., if you are 14 and new to our program, you will first start out in Advanced Paddling Fundamentals to acquire initial skills and balance and build from there with the intention of getting you up to speed with your training age group. Likewise, if you are 12 and have excelled tremendously, we may ask you to start training with the U14 group!

Parent Volunteers:

Our sport, club, and community is all volunteer run! Whether it be fundraising, officiating at a regatta, helping with grants, etc., we need parents to contribute a minimum of 15 hours this season to help the team out. A list of volunteer positions will be posted shortly! If you don’t want to volunteer, you can simply pay an additional $100+gst when you register to opt-out.

Intro to Paddling –
Fundamentals and Foundations
Learn the fundamentals of canoe/kayak, dragonboat, and outrigger! Participate in fun regattas throughout the season, and have fun during the summer months (July-Aug) where practices run camp-style!Ages 7-10

For paddlers (new or experienced) who were under 10 years old on January 1, 2019.
Now until Sept 14th.
New paddlers welcome anytime!
Program includes weekend races in all paddling disciplines, and July-Aug summer camps.
Now until June:
Mon – 4:30-6pm (outrigger)
Wed – 4:30-6pm (dragonboat)
Sat – 11-12:30pm (canoe/kayak)

July/Aug: Summer Camps M-F 9am-4pm

Sept: after-school schedule resumes
$695+gst

*Cost includes all club and regatta fees
Advanced Paddling Fundamentals –
Learning to Train
Continue developing the fundamentals of paddling along with an introduction into the competitive aspect of Sprint Canoe and Kayak!Ages 10-12

For paddlers (new or experienced) who were 10 or 11 years old on January 1, 2019. New paddlers 12 years and up can join this to get started.
Now until Sept 14th.
New paddlers welcome anytime!
Program includes weekend races in all paddling disciplines, and July-Aug summer camps.
Now until June:
Mon – 4:30-6pm (outrigger)
Tues – 4:45-6:45pm (canoe/kayak)
Wed – 4:30-6pm (dragonboat)
Fri – 4:45-6:45pm (canoe/kayak)
Sat – 11-12:30pm (canoe/kayak)

July/Aug: Summer Camps M-F 9am-4pm

Sept: after-school schedule resumes
$795+gst

*Cost includes all club and regatta fees
Junior Racing Development – Training to TrainLearn more about the various elements of training and competition with a focus on developing intermediate canoe and kayak skills and endurance and effective goal setting (both on and off the water). Have the opportunity to work towards events like BC Summer Games!Ages 12-14

For experienced paddlers who were 12 or 13 years old on January 1, 2019.
Now until Sept 14th.
New paddlers welcome anytime!
Program includes weekend races in all paddling disciplines, and July-Aug summer camps.

*New paddlers that fall into this age category may be asked to join the Advanced Fundamentals Program to first acquire fundamental skills and balance, and build towards this training group.
Now until June:
Mon – 4:30-6pm (outrigger)
Tues – 4:45-6:45pm (canoe/kayak)
Wed – 4:45-6:45pm (canoe/kayak)
Fri – 4:45-6:45pm (canoe/kayak)
Sat – 11-12:30pm (canoe/kayak)

July/Aug: Summer Camps M-F 9am-4pm

Sept: after-school schedule resumes
$895+gst

*Cost includes all club and regatta fees
Junior Performance – Learning to CompeteDevelop advanced canoe and kayak skills, refine racing and goal setting skills, and develop strength and fitness. Paddlers will build towards their first National-level regattas!Ages 14-16

For experienced paddlers who were 14 or 15 years old on January 1, 2019.
Now until Sept 14th.

*New paddlers that fall into this age category may be asked to join the Advanced Fundamentals Program to first acquire fundamental skills and balance, and build towards this training group.
Various days/times

Approx. 6-8 practices a week depending on age, level and training goals.
$995+gst

*Cost includes all club and regatta fees
(excluding National Team Trials and Nationals)
Junior Performance – Training to CompeteDevelop advanced canoe and kayak skills, refine racing and goal setting skills, and develop strength and fitness. Paddlers will focus on preparing for National, and possibly, International-level regattas.Ages 16 and up

For experienced paddlers who were 16 years old or older on January 1, 2019.
Now until Sept 14th.

*New paddlers that fall into this age category may be asked to join the Advanced Fundamentals Program to first acquire fundamental skills and balance, and build towards this training group.
Various days/times

Approx. 8-10 practices a week depending on age, level and training goals.
$995+gst

*Cost includes all club and regatta fees
(excluding National Team Trials and Nationals)

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