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Summer camp attendance line: (613) 850-2628 or email info@orcc.ca

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Youth Paddling Camp 

(Youth 11-14 years old)

Are you looking for a different kind of challenge? If yes, then the Youth Paddling Camp program is for you!  Youth Paddling Camps provide campers, aged 11 to 14 years, with the opportunity to learn fundamental paddling skills in canoes, kayaks, tandem and four person kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, outriggers and other on-water activities. The camp is designed to provide youth an opportunity to paddle and socialize with their friends in a fun team environment. Campers develop water safety awareness and paddling skills while increasing their confidence on the water.  The focus is on summer fun!

All campers get to finish their week with a FUN regatta at Ottawa River Canoe Club Friday afternoons.  Parents are encouraged to come out Friday afternoon (COVID restrictions permitting) to watch their children demonstrate their new skills and maybe even teach their parents a thing or two. 


Safety is important to our club.

Covid policy:  Please click here for the full ORRC Summer Camps COVID Policy. This year, due to COVID, we highly recommend all participants bring THEIR OWN Government of Canada approved PFD.  PFD can be purchased at many locations across the city such as Walmart, Canadian Tire or any outdoor adventure store for $25-$30.  If you do not have your own PFD, the club will provide a sanitized one for you.

If camps are unable to run because of COVID restrictions, participants will receive a full reimbursement minus any credit card fees.

Pods:  We will be separating campers into pods again this year to limit exposure of campers and staff to one another.  Pod size for the Youth Paddling Camp is 9 campers to 1 staff.  If you would like to be placed in the same pod as a friend, please indicate it on your registration form.

Water Safety:  All campers will undergo a swim assessment on their first day of camp that includes swimming 50 meters and treading water. This assessment allows our counsellors to determine each campers comfort level in and around the water.  No camper will be turned away due to swim ability as ALL campers, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a Government of Canada Approved Personal Flotation Device while on or near the water.

Realizing that our participants have varying swimming abilities, the ORCC recommends that all paddlers strive to attain a progressive swim competency following the Red Cross Swim Kids program.                           

Bus Service:

Unfortunately, this year due to COVID all bus service has been cancelled.  Campers will have to be dropped off at the camp 1610 Sixth Line Rd. Kanata, ON.

Hours of Operation:

Regular camp hours are from 8am-3:30pm, campers can be droped-off and picked-up, between 8:30-9am and 4-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
ORCC also provides optional late pick-up supervision by camp counselors. For a fee of $35 per camper per week, campers can be picked up by 5:00 pm

What campers need to bring to camp:

  • Government Approved PFD (if you have your own)
  • Backpack
  • Change of clothes
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Running shoes & water shoes that will get wet
  • Hat, sunscreen & insect repellent
  • Lunch, snacks & water bottles

    ORCC HIGHLY RECOMMENDS that parents teach their children how to properly apply sunscreen and apply the first layer BEFORE coming to camp in the morning.  ORCC staff are not permitted to apply sunscreen or insect repellent to campers.  All campers should be able to change their own clothes and use the washroom independently. There are regular time-outs to hydrate and apply sunscreen, proper sunscreen application is imperative to avoid sunburns.  
 2021 Youth Paddling Camp Fees       
  • $320 per youth per weekly session
  • $260 per youth per short week- June28-2 (no camp Canada Day) and August 3-6 (no camp on the Civic Holiday)

ORCC Credit Card Policy:

ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as cheque, etransfer and credit card.   However, credit card transactions cost the club thousands of dollars every year.  In an effort to keep program pricing reasonable, we ask those participants who wish to pay by credit card to ensure you also pay the credit card convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club.  No convenience fee is charged for etransfers or cheque.

Paddler Handbook - contains a wealth of information for parents and athletes

Tick information - visit the Ottawa Public Health website for further information

Register for Youth Paddle Camps

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Contact Emails: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • recreation@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca
  • info@orcc.ca


1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin

Summer Camp Phone Number:

(613) 850-2628

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