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

Youth Paddling Programs

**Update – May 24, 2020**
Registrations have re-opened.  In order to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines and Return To Play guidelines, we have had to adjust our Summer program details below.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we prioritize the health and safety of our paddlers.  We will continue to monitor the guidelines and re-assess as needed.

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 Racing programs for those who want to paddle more and do some racing.  And we have our Summer Camp programs!

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 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!

Please contact if you’re unsure about which group to join and if you have any questions about how to get started! If you’re joining mid-season, please contact to ensure you have all the latest program details and the prorated program rate.


Our fall/winter programs are open for registration! The fall programs continue to develop canoe/kayak paddling skills while also focusing on building strength and fitness skills through developmentally appropriate cross-training sport and physical activities like swimming and skiing.

Learn more on HERE


Thanks for joining us this summer! Stay tuned on details for our 2021 spring/summer programs!

The following programs run June/mid-June to Sept, allowing kids to paddle multiple times a week. To adhere to COVID-19 Return To Play guidelines, we’ve reduced our group sizes and we will be assigning participants to groups that rotate on a schedule to give everyone an opportunity to paddle.

Intro to Paddling –
Fundamentals and Foundations

New paddlers can start here to acquire initial skills and balance and build from here with the intention of getting you up to speed with your training age group.
Learn the fundamentals of canoe/kayak!For experienced paddlers who were 9 or 10 years old on January 1, 2020, AS WELL AS NEW paddlers ages 9 and up!Starting June 15th: Tu/Th 3:30-5pm

2-3 weekday mornings every week

Groups will rotate every other day

Sept: after-school schedule TBD
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 11-13

U12, U13

For experienced paddlers who were 11 or 12 years old on January 1, 2020.
Starting June 15th: Tu/Th 3:30-5pm

2-3 weekday afternoons every week

Groups will rotate every other day

Sept: after-school schedule TBD
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 and even Nationals!Ages 13-15

U14, U15

For experienced paddlers who were 13 or 14 years old on January 1, 2020.
June: after-school program and weekends

July/Aug: various days/times

Sept: after-school schedule TBD
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 15 and up


For experienced paddlers who were 15 years old or older on January 1, 2020.
Various days/times

Approx. 8-10 practices a week depending on age, level and training goals.
Modified July/Aug Summer Program Schedule


To adhere to COVID-19 Return To Play guidelines, we’ve reduced our camp times to half-days to prevent contact points during lunch, and we’ve also reduced our camp sizes and had to cancel our after care offering. However, with our half-day offerings, we hope to help keep kids active and on the water this summer.

We’ll continue to offer our CanoeKids and Regatta Regatta Ready camps:

– M-F 8:30-Noon – CanoeKids – restricted to kids 9-11 years of age
– M-F 12:30pm-4pm – Regatta Ready – restricted to kids 10 and up

Regatta Ready is now a 1-week camp program that teaches advanced paddling skills to kids ages 10 and up.

Summer Camps
A 1-week introduction to canoeing and kayaking.Ages 8-11July and August
1-week camp

M-F 8:30am-Noon

$150+gst (for 4-day week)

Kids 10 and up are encouraged to join the Regatta Ready program so that they can learn some advanced skills beyond CanoeKids.
Regatta Ready Summer CampsLearn advanced canoe/kayak paddling skills (beyond CanoeKids)!Ages 10-15July and August
1-week camp

M-F 12:30pm-4pm

$150+gst (for 4-day week)

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