ORCC Summer Camps


Summer camp attendance line: (613) 850-2628 or email info@orcc.ca

Regatta Ready Programs

Are you looking for a challenge? If yes, then the Regatta Ready camp programs are for you! 


Regatta Ready camps are a great complement to the Canoe Kids Camps, as paddlers, aged 8 to 15 years, build on their paddling skills and have the opportunity to compete at regional regattas.  This is a progressive summer program that nurtures our athletes in their development. Campers will enjoy spending their days in and on the water learning paddling skills in sprint canoe, sprint kayak, war canoe and dragon boat in a fun environment.

FUNdamentals Day Camps (Ages 8-14): 

  • These are 1 week camps for new paddlers; campers can sign up for multiple weeks.
  • Paddlers are encouraged (not required) to race at the divisional regatta held on Saturday at the end of their 1 or 2 weeks (see regatta table below).
  • On weeks when there is not a divisional regatta there will be a fun regatta at Ottawa River on the Friday afternoon to end camp.
  • Parents are encouraged to come out Friday afternoon to watch their children demonstrate their new skills and maybe even teach their parents a thing or two. 

Learn-to-Train Camps (Ages 8-14): 

  • These are 1 and 2 week camps for paddlers who have some sprint paddling experience.  
  • Paddlers will build upon the skills they learned from previous summers of paddling.  
  • Paddlers are expected to race at the divisional regatta at the end of their 1 or 2 weeks (see regatta table below).
  • On weeks when there is not a divisional regatta there will be a fun regatta at Ottawa River on the Friday afternoon to end camp.
  • Athletes may sign up for multiple weeks and work towards competing at Divisional and Provincial championships if that is their goal. 
  • The focus is on team spirit as the campers represent the ORCC at regional regattas organized by the Eastern Ontario Division of Canoe Kayak Canada (see regatta table below).

Train to Train Sprint Program (Ages 13-15): 

  • This is a summer-long competitive program with 6 weeks of training. 
  • Athletes train 2-3 times per day on and off-water in a non-day camp format (athletes are welcome to stay on site from 8:30 am until 4 pm).  
  • Expectation is that athletes will compete at local regattas, and Divisional and Provincial Championships during the summer (see regatta table below).  
  • We also strongly encourage these paddlers to participate in the ORCC spring on-water training from June 6 to 29.

Descriptions of the Regatta Events:

The two early July regattas being held at the Gananoque and Carleton Place canoe clubs will offer events for all U11 to U15 athletes. These are ideal early season events for both new and returning paddlers to enjoy competing with similar caliber athletes from the other EOD clubs (Carleton Place, Sydenham, Gananoque, Rideau, and North Bay).

  • July 29 & 30 Eastern Ontario Division Qualifiers at the Rideau Canoe Club will offer events for all of our campers. It is also the Eastern Ontario Division Qualifying event for older athletes to be eligible for the National Championships.
  • August 12 Ontario Championship, at Rideau, is the Provincial Championship for U13-U15 athletes who qualified at the EOD Qualifier.
  • August 19 Eastern Ontario Division (EOD) Championship at Sydenham Canoe Club will be our Divisional Championship for all U11 to U15 athletes. There will be events for all of our athletes.

General Information:

  • Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the regattas; usually there is an opportunity to car-pool with other parents. ORCC does provide the boats, lifejackets and coaches for the regattas. Please ask a coach at the club for more information.
  • Safety is important to our club and all campers will undergo a swim assessment on their first day of camp that includes swimming 50 meters and treading water. All campers, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a life jacket 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.
Hours of Operation:
  • Regular camp hours, for drop-off and pick-up, are 8:45 to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • ORCC also provides optional early drop-off and late pick-up supervision by camp counsellors. For a fee of $30 per camper per week, campers can be dropped off at 8:00 am and picked up by 5:00 pm.

Regatta Ready 2017 Fee Breakdown:
Base camp fees
  • ORCC member base fee - $175 per 5 day week  /  $140 per 4 day week
  • Non-member base fee - $250 per 5 day week  /  $215 per 4 day week
Provincial and Federal sport organization fees
  • Annual mandatory fees for all regatta ready campers - $60 annual 
Please note that ALL regatta ready campers must pay an annual $60 fee required by our umbrella Provincial and Federal Sports Organizations. This $60 fee will be paid once on the first regatta ready program registration but not on subsequent weeks. The registration process will guide you through this and it is outlined in the table below.
Regatta fees
  • Weekly mandatory fee for all regatta ready campers - $10 weekly
Regatta's have associated costs which are covered by the regatta fee; excludes championship regattas.

Summary Table of Registration fees 
  ORCC Member  Non-members
First week  $245 regular week ($175 + $10 + $60)

 $210 short weeks ($140 + $10 + $60)
 $320 regular weeks ($250 + $10 + $60)

 $285 short weeks ($215 + $10 + $60)
Subsequent weeks  $185 regular weeks ($175 + $10)

$150 short weeks ($140 + $10)
 $260 regular weeks ($250 + $10)

 $225 short weeks ($215 + $10)

Racing Classes for 2017

2017 Division

Old Class

Birth Year




2006 & after

Jan 1, 2006 or later



2004 & 2005

Jan 1, 2004 or later



2002 & 2003

Jan 1, 2002 or later



2000 & 2001

Jan 1, 2000 or later



1998 & 1999

Jan 1, 1998 or later



1997 & before

Jan 1, 1996 or later

2017 Paddler Handbook - contains a wealth of information for parents and athletes

Tick Information - visit the Ottawa Public Health website for further information

Upcoming events

 Camp week and Regatta

 Who can compete

Week #1- July 4-7
July  8- Gananoque Canoe Club
 FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T
Week #2- July 10-14
July 16 - Rideau Canoe Club
 T2T only (no regatta for Fundamentals or L2T)
Week #3- July 17-21
July 22 - Carleton Place Canoe Club
 FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T
Week #4- July 24-28
July 29&30 Rideau Canoe Club  (EOD Qualifiers)
 FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T
Week #6- August 8-11
August 12 - Rideau Canoe Club (Provincial Championships)
 L2T, T2T
Week #7- August 14-18
August 19 - Sydenham Canoe Club (EOD Championships)
 FUNdamentals, L2T, 

Register for Regatta Ready Camps

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Contact Emails: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • kayaking@orcc.ca
  • canoeing@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca
  • info@orcc.ca

Summer camp phone: 

(613) 850-2628


1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin

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