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Ottawa River Canoe Club

PaddleALL Summer Camp

PaddleALL Summer Camp

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. 

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.

Please see ‘week selection’ for available dates (regular and short weeks)

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.

*NEW!  Integrated option: Join our traditional youth or intro to comp camp groups!  You will 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. 

Weeks: July 17-21 & 24-28, and August 14-18 & 21-25. 

*Please note that Paddle All camp will not be running these weeks; instead, 1-2 campers will join in a youth camp experience. Extra support is provided as needed, with the goal of successfully integrating into a traditional camp setting (*limited spaces). 
*For any questions or to discuss your options, please get in touch with the program coordinator at

    **N.B. - “The ORCC reserves the right to refuse admission or cancel registrations in the programs at its discretion.”

    Regular price $475.00 CAD
    Regular price Sale price $475.00 CAD
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    ***If the camp is sold out, scroll to the bottom of the page to fill out our waitlist form

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    Camp Details

    Hours & Drop-Off / Pick-Up


    • Drop-off between 8:30AM - 9:00AM
    • Pick-up between 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Always at 1610 Sixth Line Road, Dunrobin, K0A 1T0
    • Early drop-off and late pick-up is available from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM for an additional $80.00 per week.


    • Guardians will sign-in/out their campers at the lower parking lot.
    • Other ORCC campers will be signing in at the upper parking lot but please continue down the dirt road and take a left at the fork to the parking lot with a portable. Staff will be waiting to greet you at the portable.
    • Feel free to review the video linked HERE to see a layout of the ORCC parking lots.

    Camp Fees

    Camp Rates are as follows:

    • $475 Per Camper / Per Week
    • $385 Per Camper / 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 $80 per week/per camper

    Camp Schedule

    Sample Day

    • 9:00 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
    • 2:30 PM: Clean Up
    • 3:00 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Extra Resources


    • 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