Kayaking Day Camps (with SUP)
Beginner and Intermediate, Kids aged 11 to 17
This summer get your child out on the water at an ONEC Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding(SUP) Summer Day Camp!
Kids will have fun developing paddling strokes and techniques (whether exploring a new sport or improving on skills leared last year), all while discovering the amazing Ottawa River, and making new friends! Day campers are taught by trained coaches.
For kayaking, ONEC accepts a maximum of 12 campers at a time, so reserve your child’s spot now!
ONEC day camps are offered from July to August. Register your child for a full week, two full weeks or more. Discounts offered for multi-week and early bird registrations (by April 30th).
Pre-requisite: Ability to swim 50m unassisted
ONEC’s central hub is the tennis pavilion, which is located on Tennis Crescent, south of the parkway. Kayaking campers are dropped off at the "Tennis Circle" on Tennis Crescent, next to the parking lot.
The Clubhouse has washrooms with showers inside, along with a small canteen for lunchtime treats. Outside is a grassy yard with picnic tables.
Wrapping around the pavilion are the tennis courts, and across the road is the beautiful boathouse where sailing kayaking and rowing camps take place. Unfortunately, the Boathouse will not be in use this Summer 2023 as it remains under construction. However, all water-sport camps will take place from the shore, east of the Boathouse.
Kayaking Camp Programming
Participants learn kayaking skills at the Paddle Canada Waterfront Kayak Skills level.
Skills developed include: how to get in and out of kayaks safely at a dock, basic strokes, safe water exit and assisted re-entry into a kayak from the water, general skills for fun and safe paddling.
Paddling skills are developed through instruction and games, then put into practice on excursions (planned according to skill level and weather conditions permitting).
Kayaking program campers also participate in Stand-up Paddleboarding activities.
Participants of the Kayaking camps also have the chance to learn basic skills and have fun on Stand-up Paddleboards (SUPs). Campers improve their balance and coordination while developing the strokes and playing camp games.
PICK UP & DROP OFF
Extended hours for pick up and drop off are offered free to all camp families.
Our regular camp runs from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Working parents who need the extra time at the beginning and end of the day can drop off at 8:30 a.m and pick up by 4:30 p.m. if needed.
Make it a little easier to get out the front door on Friday mornings by not having to worry about packing a lunch for camp.
ONEC offers a free BBQ lunch for all campers on Fridays.
WHERE to find us
The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club is a short 5 min drive from downtown Ottawa. Drop off and Pick up for camps is at Tennis Road / Rue Tennis, off Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway.
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