Kids Programs

Programs for kids aged 6 - 13

Canoe Camp

Welcome to the Canoe Camp! Our camp is designed for children aged 6 to 13 who love to be active and adventurous on the water. With an emphasis on paddling and hiking, our camp offers a unique and exciting way to spend the summer.

Located at the picturesque Glen Rouge Campground in Scarborough, our campers will have access to the stunning shores of the Rouge River and the trails of Rouge National Park, Canada’s largest urban park. Our program offers nine one-week sessions from July 2 to August 30, 2024.

At our camp, children will have the opportunity to explore different types of canoes and kayaks suitable for all ages and skill levels. Our experienced instructors will guide them through the basics of paddling, and campers will be able to improve their technique and try out new skills as they progress through the week.

Set among the trees of the Glen Rouge Campground, children will explore the many trials, learn how to identify different plants, and basic survival skills. Our program also includes a range of other fun and engaging activities, such as games, crafts, and nature exploration. Each week has its own unique theme, so there is always something new and exciting to look forward to.

The cost of camp is $325 per 5-day week (Mon to Fri) and $260 per 4-day week, including all fees and taxes. Campers will be provided with a PRCC Camp shirt on their first week of camp.

We welcome campers of all levels of experience, and our program is designed to be inclusive and fun for everyone. Join us for an unforgettable summer of adventure and exploration on the water!

Intro to Sprint

Introducing Intro to Sprint, our hybrid camp program that is designed to offer a smooth transition for children (ages 9 -13) who are interested in exploring the world of competitive paddling while enjoying the leisurely aspects of Canoe Camp. 

Intro to Sprint combines the fun and excitement of our recreational Canoe Camp with the competitive edge of our Bantam program. Whether your child is a beginner or has some experience in paddling, our well-trained coaches will provide them with a comprehensive physical activity program that involves paddling, balance drills, and games and activities in a positive and fun environment.

Intro to Sprint offers instruction in the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak for both beginners and experienced paddlers. Children will have opportunities to use and compete in a variety of team and individual boats and will be introduced to aerobic and speed training on and off the water.

The program consists of two weeks of full-day sprint canoe and kayak coaching, including morning meet and greet, warm-up with dry land activities, group games, on-water sessions, beach activities, swimming, and time in fun boats (non-racing boats). We also have designated lunch times, which are supervised by our coaches, and theme weeks with costume day on Wednesdays.

The cost of Intro is $500 per 10-day session (Mon to Fri) and $450 per 9-day session, including all fees and taxes. Campers will be provided with a PRCC Camp shirt on their first week of camp.

Enrol your child today and let them experience the excitement of paddling and the fun of summer camp, while also preparing them for competitive paddling if they choose to continue in the sport!

Bantam Racing

The best summer adventure – Bantam Paddling Camp! Bantam offers kids aged 9-14 an opportunity to experience the thrill of paddling in a safe and fun environment. Children are able to train in a competitive program and participate in regattas throughout the summer. 

Over the course of 8 weeks, from July 2 to August 23, our experienced coaches will guide your child through an unforgettable journey of paddling, group games, forest adventures, fun regattas, and more. The program is designed to provide children of all experience levels with an opportunity to learn and develop fundamental paddling skills, while enjoying a positive, engaging, and safe atmosphere.

Throughout the program, children will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, including team and individual boat training, balance drills, aerobic and speed training, and competitive regattas scheduled throughout the summer. 

The program schedule includes morning meet and greet, morning warm-up with dry land activities such as jogging and dynamic stretching, group games such as manhunt, pickle, frisbee, jack-pot, and relay races, multiple on-water sessions with time in team boats, singles, and big boats, designated lunch time supervised by coaches, beach activities, swimming, time in non-racing boats, and theme weeks.

The program fee is $1400, which includes all equipment (except lifejackets) and regattas. Participants, along with their parents or guardians, become members of Pickering Rouge Canoe Club (PRCC) for the year of registration. 

Join us for an unforgettable summer adventure, full of fun, excitement, and learning!

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