We have many exciting Youth paddling options to help keep your kids active! Our sprint canoe and kayak 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 in 3 ways: CanoeKids, Regatta Ready, or directly into our Full Season programs (Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer). Our Level 1 program is all about setting the foundation for kids in terms of skills, body coordination, fitness, etc. while having lots of fun. And from there, they can continue to further refine their abilities as they progress into Level 2 and on. As the paddlers become older and more focused about their training, they will have opportunities to participate at events like BC Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, National Championships and more!
Which entry point is mostly dependent on age and maturity; in the end, the goal is to help the kids find where they are most comfortable starting, and to help them develop and learn with those around them. For example, a new 13 year old paddler may start off in Level 1 just to acquire their balance and basic skills, and very quickly from there, move into Level 2, etc.
New paddlers are welcome anytime throughout the season!
If you would like to register after a program has already started, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and introduce yourself! Tell us a bit about your son/daughter and their age, and we’ll let you know how they can get started. Look forward to meeting you!
If you’re not sure where to start, just ask! 🙂
The Fall/Winter program is geared towards developing necessary movement and physical skills that will better prepare the paddlers for the Spring/Summer racing season. Each program level targets age appropriate athlete development of skills and awareness in sport.
Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe/Kayak team!
Ages 7-18 (various levels)
Oct – Mar
Visit our full season program page for more details and how to register.
SPRING / SUMMER PROGRAMS – 2019 Registration will open in February
Spring Break Camp
A 1-week spring break paddling camp; learn and develop skills in canoeing, kayaking, dragonboat, and more!
Mar 18 – 22
$220+gst Early Bird (by Feb 18th)
CanoeKids Summer Camp
A 1-week introduction to canoe, kayak and dragonboat: games, activities, and more!
July 2 – Aug 30
$220+gst Early Bird (by Apr 22nd)
10% discount applied for multiple camps
$990+gst price cap for 5+ weeks!
After care options available
Regatta Ready Summer Camp
An activity-filled, comprehensive sports camp; taking you from your first strokes to race ready!
July 2 – Sept 8
Sept 7-8 – end of season regatta (included in price)
10% discount applied for multiple participants
*week of Sept 2nd – practices will run after school
Spring and Summer Season Program
Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe/Kayak team; participate in local races and more!
Ages 7-24 (various levels)
April – Sept various days/times
(July-Aug M-F 9-4pm)
$695 – $895+gst*
Visit the appropriate program level page for details on practice times and race schedule.
July-Aug: Practices will run camp-style M-F 9-4pm
*includes all club and regatta fees (summer games and national events excluded)
If you have any questions or comments about our programs, please contact email@example.com