Give It A Go: Adult Paddling Program

Join us on the River!

Dive into the world of paddling with our diverse fleet of watercraft at Ottawa River Canoe Club! Discover the perfect fit among canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more.

With 8 sessions of 'Give it a Go: Adult Paddling,' explore various styles, from dragon boats to outriggers, and find your passion. Our experienced instructors prioritize safety while offering expert guidance tailored to all skill levels. Join us and unlock a summer of paddling adventures!

Registration Open!
  • Dates

    At your discretion as long as it aligns with a scheduled program or lesson.

  • Cost

    $60.00 + HST

  • Prerequisite

    Participants must be new to the ORCC.

Event Details

Program Details

Our program is designed for those seeking to try something new, a break from the ordinary, and a chance to connect with nature and the water.  

Dive into the world of paddling with our diverse fleet of watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, surf skis, outriggers, and dragon boats. Try your hand at different styles to find the one that resonates with you the most. Our adult summer camp is a package of 8 sessions that allows you to try all of our outstanding boats and adult programs; 2 sessions in dragon boat, 2 in outrigger, 2 adult fitness paddling sessions, or 2 in Surkski or Standup Paddleboards. If you find something you like we will give you a discount on a membership/ program fee so you can continue all summer.

Our experienced and certified instructors are passionate about paddling and dedicated to ensuring your safety while providing expert guidance in all the different types of boats. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, our instructors tailor their teachings to accommodate all skill levels.

What to Bring

When attendind ORCC programs, it is recommended that you bring the following:

  • Government Approved PFD (if you have one)
  • 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 or sunscreen id during the day.
  • Waterbottle

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

This program is registered as a multipass which you will use at each of the activities you attend. Ensure to tell the instructure you are attending as part of the Give it A Go program so they know to record usage of one of your 8 visits.

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

How to Make a Purchase


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 program coordinator at