Canoe Kids (Ages 8 - 11)

The FUNdamentals!

The Canoe Kids program provides a fun camp environment for children ages 8 - 11 to learn the fundamental paddling skills required to use a canoe, kayak, SUP, and dragon boat. By the end of the week, we hope that each camper leaves instilled with a lifelong passion for paddling. 

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  • Dates

    June 7, 27 & 28: PD Days

    July 2 - Aug 30

    Short Weeks: July 2 - 5, Aug 6 - 9

    Weeklong Camps (Mon - Fri)

  • Cost

    $365.00 Full Week

    $292 Short Weeks (Long Weekends)

  • Hours

    Drop-Off: 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Pick-Up: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

    *Late pick-up available until 5:00 PM*

Event Details

Camp Details

The Canoe Kids program is designed to provide children 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 camp day includes on-land active games, crafts, sports, swimming, and discovery time.

All in all, our focus is on good summer vacation fun! 


  • 8:30 AM: Field Games
  • 9:00 AM: Water Activity #1
  • 10:30 AM: Snack / Break
  • 11:00 AM: Water Activity #2
  • 12:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:00 PM: Freetime
  • 1:45 PM: Water Activity #3
  • 3:30 PM: Clean Up
  • 4:00 PM: Pick-Up

Sample Week

  • Monday: Staying around the ORCC - Intro to Canoe / Kayak / SUP
  • Tuesday: Canoe / Kayak / SUP to beach
  • Wednesday:  Dragon boat to Aylmer Island
  • Thursday: Choice of boats and/or try a racing boat 
  • Friday: Fun-gatta (fun race), which includes campers at all levels.

What to Bring

  • Government Approved PFD (if you have one)
  • Backpack
  • UV resistant clothing
  • Change of clothes & plastic bag to put wet clothes in
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Running shoes & water shoes (watershoes of some sort are necessary as we have a rocky shoreline)
  • Hat, spray on sunscreen & insect repellent (apply the first layer before coming to camp)
  • Lunch, snacks & water bottles

​​Note: Campers must be able to apply sunscreen, change their clothes, and use the washroom on their own. We will ensure sunscreen is applied safely and properly during the many break times throughout the day. Staff are not permitted to apply sunscreen, insect repellent or accompany campers to the washroom.

Appropriate Watershoes: These may include crocs, watershoes, waterproof sandals such as keens or any other shoe that can be worn in water. Flip-flops are not a viable option.

Safety: Our Number One Priority

Water Safety:

  • All campers undergo a swim assessment on their first day of camp that includes swimming 50 meter and treading water in the river. 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 (PFD) 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.  

Coach to Camper ratio

  • Canoe Kids: 1:8 ratio

Camp Fees

Camp Rates are as follows:

  • $365 Per Child / Per Week
  • $292 Per Child / Per Short Week

Short Weeks

  • July 2 - 5
  • Aug 6 - 9

Late Pick-Up

  • Late pick-up is offered until 5:00PM for $50 per week/per camper

Credit Card & Cancellation Policy

Credit Card Policy

  • ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as e-transfer, credit card, and PayPal. However, credit card / direct bank transfer (e-check) 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 or e-check to ensure you also pay the credit card convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club. No convenience fee is charged for electronic transfers to

Cancellation Policy

Please be aware of the ORCC Cancellation Policy:

  • Program registration cancellations which are received two weeks prior to the start of the program will receive a full refund less the $15 non-refundable administration fee.
  • No refunds are available within two weeks of the start of the program or once the program has started; only a prorated credit will be issued.
  • In the case of injury or illness, a medical certificate may be required, and refunds will only be offered as camp fee prorated credit to be used for a future ORCC camp or program registration.

How to Register

The ORCC has moved its registration system to Amilia - Smart Rec. Here is how you register: 

  1. Click the Register button above
  2. You will be brought to our Amilia Smart Rec page
  3. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create an account and add family profiles. 
  4. Select the program you are interested in and you will be prompted to select the person you are registering for. If not all information is already in the profile, you will be prompted to fill in the missing information. 
  5. Once all information is already added to a profile, you will only be prompted to enter registration information on an annual basis to ensure it is up to date. However, you can still change profile information in your Smart Rec Account.

How to Create an Account

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Join us on June 1 from 12:00 PM (noon) to 4:00 PM to check out what it's like at the Ottawa River Canoe Club! Try it all sorts of boats from kayaks, canoe, sups, and maybe even an Outrigger Canoe and see why we like to call this place home!



Reach out to our camp coordinator at