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Do you have a competitive spirit? Would you like to try something fun and new? The Intro to Competition camp would be a perfect camp for you. This camp is a great complement to either the Canoe Kids or Youth Paddling Camp, as paddlers, aged 11 to 14 years, build on their paddling skills in racing canoes and kayaks and have the opportunity to compete at a regional regatta (no prior paddling experience is required). Campers will enjoy spending their days in and on the water in a team environment learning paddling skills in sprint canoe, sprint kayak, war canoe, and dragon boat. This year we are offering three 2 week camp options; July 4-15; July 18-29; August 2-12. These are all stand-alone camps (you do not need to participate in the first camp to participate in the second and so on), but if you are having tons of fun you can do multiple sessions.
There are also two other option for participants who really enjoyed their camp and would like to continue paddling throughout the summer. Participants who are looking for a bit more of a challenge can join our Junior Competitive Group. This group trains daily throughout the summer in a non-camp environment. Participants can also join the Intro to Competition Evening Program, which runs 3 times per week in the evening throughout the summer. For more information on either program click on their respective links. We would encourage those that are paddling all summer to speak with their coach about competing at the Divisional and Provincial Championships (both in Ottawa this summer).
Intro to Competition Camp Details
Hours & Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Drop-off between 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Pick-up between 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Always at 1610 Sixth Line Road, Dunrobin, K0A 1T0
Late pick-up is offered until 5:00PM for $35 per week/per camper
What To Bring
Government Approved PFD (if you have your own)
Change of clothes & plastic bag to put wet clothes in
Bathing suit & towel
Running shoes &water shoesthat will get wet
Hat, sunscreen & insect repellent
Lunch, snacks & water bottles
Please ensure your camper is able to apply sunscreen, change clothes, as well as use the washroom on their own. There are regular rest periods for campers to re-apply sunscreen to avoid sunburns, rehydrate, and have snacks/lunch; however, staff are not permitted to apply sunscreen, insect repellent, or accompany campers to the washroom. Please apply the first layer of sunscreenat homepriorto coming to camp.
Safety: Our Number One Priority
Due to the pandemic,we highly recommend all participants bring THEIR OWN Government of Canada approved PFD. These can be purchased at many locations across the city such as Walmart, Canadian Tire, or any outdoor adventure store for $25-$30. If the camper does not have their own PFD, the club will provide a sanitized one.
If camps are unable to runbecause of COVID restrictions, participants will receive a full reimbursement minus any credit card fees.
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 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 theRed Cross Swim Kids program.
Intro to Comp Camp Fees 2022
$600 + HST Per Child / Per 2 Week Session (Member - Use discount code MEMBERINTROTOCOMP to apply discount - Will only work for member accounts)
$650 + HST Per Child / Per 2 Week Session (Non-Member)
ORCC Credit Card Policy:
ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as cheque, e-transfer 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 e-transfers or cheque.