5-Day Summer Paddling Camps (Ages 8-12)

Our summer camps are a great summer break activity. Participants will develop confidence in paddling a variety of boats, and learn everything from boat and equipment safety to basic paddling mechanics using Stand-up Paddle Boards (SUPs), dragon boats, sprint canoes and kayaks. It’s a great program for making new friends, and could be the beginning of a new life of fun on the water.

All of our day camp staff are First-Aid certified, and NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) trained. The NCCP training includes ethics and fair coaching skills, as well as how to coach water sports safely. Our staff will create a fun environment where participants will enjoy team building activities on land and on water. With a low coach to paddler ratio, the emphasis of the camp is on fun, water safety, and participation.

Located in the heart of Vancouver, our club is nestled in the peaceful and newly developed Olympic Village neighbourhood. We are on the seawall, just minutes away from the Canada Line, and Skytrain.

Participants are expected to bring their own lunches, snacks, and water bottles. Also hats, sunscreen and swimming-appropriate clothing are highly recommended. All boats, paddles, and life jackets will be provided. If the weather conditions are not safe, then paddling will be replaced by land activities. Drop your kids off starting at 8:30am, and pick them up from 3:30pm to 4:00pm.

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Dates: Starting first week of July
* Due to a statutory holiday, the BC Day week will be 4 days (prorated fees)
Time: 8:30 to 3:30 pm
Cost: Single $220+ 5% GST

For more information please email flatwater@dragonboatbc.ca

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9-Week Flatwater Group Training – Canoes, Outriggers, Kayaks
(Ages 12-18)

This is an excellent program for beginners to learn the exciting sport of Olympic sprint Canoe and Kayak racing. Perfect for the competitive individual, you’ll learn how to go fast, and race like a pro on Vancouver’s top race course. Paddlers will have the freedom to explore the calm and sheltered waters of East False Creek. There will be open dock sessions held weekly, where athletes can experiment with team boats in a low-pressure environment. During the team’s 9 weeks of training, athletes will start off with the basics of the sport, and progress to sprinting and efficiency as their skill increases.

Our paddling facility is the newest in Canada, and boasts the largest boat houses and the highest quality docks of any club in Vancouver. We are quickly building a large sprint fleet and are looking for athletes who want to learn to compete at a local and provincial level. Our experienced NCCP Level 2 certified coaches will create an environment which promotes competition, and facilitates effective learning.

Overall, our club is the best place for motivated beginners. With a full 500m race course of sheltered calm water, brand new paddling facilities, and a convenient location near both the Skytrain and Canada Line, we’re the perfect club for high school students across Vancouver to learn a new sport and take their athletics to the next level. Join our team and be a part of Western Canada’s fastest growing club.

Duration: 9 weeks – from July 3rd to September 1st
When: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Time: Monday and Wednesday 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Single – $360 +5% GST

For more information please email flatwater@dragonboatbc.ca

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