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The Junior Canoe Kids (JrCK) program provides a fun camp environment for children ages 6 & 7 to learn the fundamental paddling skills required to use a canoe, kayak, SUP, and dragon boat to name just a few. By the end of the week our hope is that each camper leaves instilled with a life long passion for paddling
The JrCK program is designed to provide children an opportunity to paddle and socialize with their friends in a fun group environment. Campers develop water safety awareness and paddling skills while increasing their confidence on the water. Canoe Kids and Jr.Canoe Kids are quite similar in terms of boat types used and camp goals with the only differences being:
JrCK has a ratio of 1 coach for 6 campers and there is only one pod per week keeping the group small and close knit
JrCK have more breaks throughout the day and typically spend more time doing land based activities such as arts and crafts, field games, and swimming (not land based but less exhausting than paddling), especially in the afternoon. This differs from day to day as coaches are constantly reassessing group energy levels.
All in, our focus is on good summer vacation fun!
Canoe Kids Camp Details
Hours & Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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 $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 shoes that 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 sunscreen at homeprior to 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 run because 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 the Red Cross Swim Kids program.
Jr. Canoe Kids Camp Fee 2022
$330 + HST Per Child / Per Week
$265 + HST Per Child/ Per Short Week (August 2 - August 5)
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.