Athletes paddling kayaks and receiving medals during summer camp at Petrie Island Canoe Club

Youth Racing Full-Summer Camps

U14 Sprint Camps: Foundations

Foundations is an introduction to sport, involvement in sport, and a start to building self-confidence in sport. Participants will develop multi-sport skills, such as swimming, running, age-appropriate strength, and coordination. Kids will also learn specific Canoe Kayak skills; technique, balance and boat control, hand-eye coordination, agility, and flexibility. We will learn these skills through fun and play in a positive group atmosphere, guided by our coaches.

  • Age: 10-12
  • Dates: May 24 to June 25, swim tests and bonus pre-season sessions (afternoons and Saturday mornings)
    June 27 to August 19, 2022, Full-day camps
  • Time: Full-days, Monday to Friday with complimentary one-hour before and after-care
  • LTAD LEVEL: Learn-to-Compete
  • Price: $1350 (Discounts available for additional siblings)
  • Fees Inlcude: Provincial racing fees, local regatta fees
  • Not Included: National championship race fees, international competition fees, optional City of Ottawa youth membership (Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex), Petrie Island Canoe Club racing jersey

Important dates:

  • Eastern Ontario Divisional Qualifiers for the U16 Provincial Championships & National Championships, July 29-31
  • Provincial Championships, August 13-14 (Rideau Canoe Club)
U14 Sprint Camps: Learn to Train

Our Learn to Train program is an introduction to the sport of Canoe Kayak at a beginning competitive level. Participants will learn to develop focus, take direction, and develop their work ethic. The focus in Learn to Train is to build basic paddling skills and abilities; learn to paddle with proper technique building proficiency in singles and crew boats, build endurance, and develop speed and strength. Participants will build these skills over 10 months, preparing them to be introduced to racing. The program is targeted towards the ages of 13 – 14 years.

  • Age: 13-14
  • Dates: May 24 to June 25, swim tests and bonus pre-season sessions (afternoons and Saturday mornings)
    June 27 to August 19, 2022, Full-day camps
  • Time: Full-days, Monday to Friday with complimentary one-hour before and after-care
  • LTAD LEVEL: Train-to-Train and/or Learn-to-Compete
  • Price: $1350 (Discounts available for additional siblings)
  • Fees Inlcude: Provincial racing fees, local regatta fees
  • Not Included: National championship race fees, international competition fees, optional City of Ottawa youth membership (Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex), Petrie Island Canoe Club racing jersey

Important dates:

  • Eastern Ontario Divisional Qualifiers for the U16 Provincial Championships & National Championships, July 29-31
  • Provincial Championships, August 13/14 (Rideau Canoe Club)
U15-U20 Development High-Performance Camp

Development High-Performance is designed to teach athletes how to train, set goals, race and improve overall performance. Participating in a more disciplined training program, participants will continue to build on technical, endurance, speed and strength capabilities on a more committed level.

  • Price: $900
  • Fees Inlcude: Provincial racing fees, local regatta fees
  • Not Included: National championship race fees, international competition fees, City of Ottawa youth membership (Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex), Petrie Island Canoe Club racing jersey

Important dates:

  • Eastern Ontario Divisional Qualifiers for the U16 Provincial Championships & National Championships, July 29-31
  • Provincial Championships, August 13-14 (Rideau Canoe Club)