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Pickering Rouge Canoe Club - Inspiring young paddlers in our communities since 1958

PRCC offers sprint canoe and kayak programs for children and youth, competitive training and racing for teens (High Performance), PaddleALL for people with mental or physical challenges, and Masters program for adults. Paddling programs run in spring, summer and fall with training continuing during the winter at a nearby gym. We welcome all abilities, from beginners to future Olympians.

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The Bantam Summer – Sprint Racing Ages 9-14 Program consists of 8 weeks of full-day sprint canoe and kayak coaching from June 29 – August 21.

No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Children younger than 9 may be included with Head Coach approval.

Children enjoy weekly BBQs, games, beach time and fun regattas as well as the option to race in more competitive regattas. Our well-trained coaches teach fundamental paddling skills and provide a comprehensive physical activity program that involves paddling, balance drills, and games and activities in a positive fun environment.

The program is based on Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) model for Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and provides:

– A fun and safe environment for all participating athletes
– Instruction in the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak for both beginners and experienced paddlers
– Opportunities for athletes to train and compete in a variety of team (crew) and individual boats (singles)
– Introduction to aerobic and speed training on and off the water
– Opportunities for all participants to compete in regattas in Western Ontario Division

The day-to-day activities include:

– Morning meet and greet
– Morning warm up with dry land activities such as jogging and dynamic stretching
– Group games such as volleyball, pickle, frisbee, jack-pot and relay races
– Multiple on-water sessions with time in team boats, singles and big boats (war canoe)
– Beach activities, swimming, time in fun boats (non-racing boats)
– Designated lunch time supervised by coaches
– Theme weeks with costume day on Wednesdays
– Lunch provided one day per week

The session runs Mondays to Fridays, 9:00-4:00 from June 29 to August 21, 2020 (excluding Canada Day July 1 and Civic Holiday August 3)

Cost is $950.00 including all taxes and fees.

Fees include equipment and regattas.
Participants, along with parents or guardians, become members of Pickering Rouge Canoe Club (PRCC) for the year of registration.

Register for the Summer Program
June 29, 2020 – August 21, 2020
Ages 9-14

Register for the Winter Program
November 2, 2019 – April 18, 2020
Monday & Thursday afternoons 4:00-5:30 pm at The Shed Gym in Pickering
Saturday mornings: running at Glen Rouge or similar location
Ages 9-14

Rouge Intro to Sprint is a two-week program for children aged 9-15 who are interested in sprint canoe kayak, but are unsure about a whole summer in the program. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Registration includes participation in the Pickering Rouge-Balmy Beach Regatta on July 11.

Children enjoy games, beach time, pizza lunch and regattas (races). Our well-trained coaches teach fundamental paddling skills and provide a comprehensive physical activity program that involves paddling, balance drills, and games and activities in a positive fun environment.

The program is based on Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) model for Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and provides:
– A fun and safe environment for all participating athletes
– Instruction in the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak for both beginners and experienced paddlers
– Opportunities to train in a variety of team (crew) and individual boats (singles)
– Introduction to aerobic and speed training on and off the water

The day-to-day activities include:
– Morning meet and greet
– Morning warm up with dry land activities such as jogging and dynamic stretching
– Group games such as volleyball, pickle, frisbee, jack-pot and relay races
– Multiple on-water sessions with time in team boats, singles and big boats (war canoe)
– Beach activities, swimming, time in fun boats (non-racing boats)
– Designated lunch time supervised by coaches

SESSIONS AND COST

Sessions run Mondays to Fridays, 9:00-4:00, with extended care available both morning and afternoon if required:

Session 1: June 29 – July 10 (9 days) – includes PRCC-Balmy Beach regatta on Sat July 11 Theme(Adventure Week / Camp’s Got Talent)
Session 2: July 13 – July 24 (10 days) Theme(Water Week / Animal Week)
Session 3: July 27 – August 7 (9 days) Theme(Olympic Week / Super Hero Week)
Session 4: August 10 – August 21 (10 days) Theme(Nature Week / A Year in a Week)
Session 5: August 24 – September 4 (10 days) Theme(Space Week / Farewell Week)

Cost for each of session 1 or session 3 is $405 including all taxes and fees.
Cost for each of session 2, session 4, or session 5 is $450 including all taxes and fees.

Extended care (8:00-9:00 and 4:00-5:00) – $80 per session.

Fees include equipment. Participants in the Intro to Sprint program are not considered to be members of Pickering Rouge Canoe Club (PRCC).

Register for the Summer Program
June 29, 2020 – September 4, 2020
Ages 9-15

The High Performance (HP) program is designed for experienced paddlers aged 15 and older with aspirations of training competitively and making the national team. Development athletes are younger and train less intensively. HP and Development athletes typically train 10 times a week. Programs focus on extensive paddling and on-water training combined with cardio, weights and calisthenics. The winter program consists of weights, working on ergs and cardio such as running.

Register for Winter HP Program
Register for Winter Development Program

Winter Training Programs at The Shed Gym in Pickering
November 2, 2019 – April 18, 2020

The Masters summer program is designed for both experienced and beginner paddlers of all skill levels. It is open to adults aged 18 and over. Participants have the opportunity to paddle canoes or kayaks with the K1 being the most popular. Paddling is a low impact activity that provides an aerobic workout while building flexibility and core strength. If they choose, Masters athletes can compete in  regattas and participate in monthly events at different canoe clubs.

The Masters winter program builds general fitness through weights and body weights and runs out of The Shed gym in Pickering.
November 2, 2019 – April 18, 2020
Sunday mornings 7:30-9:30
Register for Masters Winter Program

Registration for 2020 Masters summer program will be available in January.

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