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Ottawa River Canoe Club

Canoe Kids Summer Camp 2023 (8 - 11 Years)

Canoe Kids Summer Camp 2023 (8 - 11 Years)

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. 

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! 

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Camp Details

Hours & Drop-Off / Pick-Up


  • Drop-off between 8:00AM - 8:30AM
  • Pick-up between 3:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Always at 1610 Sixth Line Road, Dunrobin, K0A 1T0
  • Late pick-up is offered until 5:00PM for $45 per week/per camper


  • Guardians will sign-in/out their campers at the white tent at the far end of the upper parking lot.
  • Once signed in campers will walk to the main field to join the rest of the campers
  • In the event of extreme weather conditions, campers will remain down at our main camp and a staff member will direct guardians from the upper parking lot down the road to our lower parking lot (where the portable is) to pick up their camper.

Camp Fees

Camp Rates are as follows:

  • $349 Per Child / Per Week
  • $280 Per Child / Per Short Week

Short Weeks

  • July 4 - 7
  • Aug 8 - 11
  • Aug 28 - 31

Late Pick-Up

  • Late pick-up is offered until 5:00PM for $45 per week/per camper

Sample Schedule

Sample Day

  • 8:30 AM: Field Games
  • 9:30 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
  • 3:00 PM: Clean Up
  • 3:30 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

  • Jr.Canoe Kids: 1:6 ratio
  • Canoe Kids: 1:8 ratio

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/PayPal 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 PayPal to ensure you also pay the credit card/PayPal 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; a prorated credit only 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.

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