PaddleAll Summer Camp (Ages 12 - 35)

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The Ottawa River Canoe Club offers unique and inclusive options for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

Developed by a team of Registered Recreation Therapists and supported by future Therapeutic Recreation graduates from Algonquin College, the camp is designed with a person-centered approach and strengths-based care in mind. With our specialized intake method, our team will provide guidance and ensure that all health considerations, unique characteristics, strengths, interests, and personal goals are shared and integrated into the camper’s recreation plan. 

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  • Dates

    Regular Weeks: July 8-12, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 6-9, Aug 26-30

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

    *Integrated Weeks: July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23

  • Cost
    $500 Per Camper / Per Week
    $410 Per Camper / Per Short Week

  • Hours

    Drop-Off: 8:30 - 9:00 AM

    Pick-Up: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    *Early Drop-off & Late pick-up available 8:00AM - 5:00 PM for $95.00*

Event Details

Camp Details

PaddleALL camp is so much more than just paddling! We spend our summers outside, playing sports in the field, going on nature walks and scavenger hunts, and doing other intentional activities to engage the mind, body, and soul. The week-long camp runs throughout the summer with a 3:1 camper-to-staff ratio. While we will provide the necessary level of support for each individual, we require all of our campers to be comfortable on the water and with their personal care needs; otherwise, providing their own personal support companion during camp hours, if necessary.

Our Staff

The Paddle All summer camps will be led by a team of highly qualified and experienced staff. Our on-site daily team will consist of one lead instructor and our qualified team counselors, which include Developmental Service Workers, Youth service workers, Physical educators, Kinesiologists, Recreation therapists, and Recreation therapy students.

All our staff members have sport-specific and specialized training in supporting individuals of all abilities safely and effectively.

Integrated Options

Join our traditional youth camp and spend more time in boats, developing skills, and paddling longer distances. This is an excellent option for previous competitive paddleALL athletes and campers with special needs looking for a faster camp pace. 

Available select weeks: *See above for list of dates.

Please note that Paddle All camp will not be running these weeks; instead, a maximum of 3 campers will join in a youth camp experience. Extra support is provided with the goal of successfully integrating into a traditional camp setting with youth without disabilities. (*limited spaces). 

One-on-One Support

We maintain a staff ratio of 1:3; however, participants are welcome to provide their own support worker if that is deemed the most appropriate course of action.

With our specialized intake method, our team will provide guidance and ensure that all health considerations, unique characteristics, strengths, interests, and personal goals are shared and integrated in the camper’s individual recreation plan. While we will provide the necessary level of support for each individual, we do require all of our our campers to be comfortable on water and with their own personal care needs, otherwise providing their own personal support companion during camp hours.


Sample Day

  • 8:30 AM: Welcome
  • 9:15 AM: Water Activity #1
  • 10:30 AM: Snack / Break
  • 11:00 AM: Water Activity #2 or Land-based games
  • 12:15 PM: Lunch
  • 12:45 PM: Freetime
  • 1:15 PM: Water Activity #3
  • 3:00 PM: Clean Up
  • 3:30 PM: Pick-Up

Sample Week

  • Monday: Staying around the ORCC - Intro to Kayak 
  • Tuesday: Dragon boat to Aylmer Island
  • Wednesday:  Intro to canoe & SUP
  • 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 will be required to wear a lifejacket when near the river. This rule applies to all campers regardless of age.

Coach to Camper ratio

  • PaddleAll: 1:3 ratio

Camp Fees

Camp Rates are as follows:

  • $500 Per Camper / Per Week
  • $410 Per Camper / Per Short Week

Short Weeks

  • July 2 - 5
  • Aug 6 - 9

Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up

  • Early Drop-Off: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Late pick-up is offered until 5:00PM for $95 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

How to Make a Purchase


  • 4+ accessible parking spots
  • Ramps and Mobi mats providing a smooth and accessible path of travel
  • EZ docks: Dock addition that supports transfers in/out of boats
  • Rough terrain wheelchairs
  • Adaptive paddles
  • Adaptive seating and in-boat support systems
  • Floaties: Boat stabilizers
  • Wheelchair accessible changerooms and outdoor washrooms

What are your access needs? Do you have any access needs or disability accommodations that you would like us to know about? We will work with you and support a positive experience. Feel free to reach out to us at


Reach out to our Program Coordinator at