Regatta Ready Camp Programs: August 12th Rideau and August 19th Sydenham
Please note that this includes 1 and 2-week day camp options.
Are you looking for a challenge? If yes, then the Regatta Ready camp programs are for you! Regatta Ready camps provide campers, aged 8 to 14 years, with the opportunity to advance their paddling skills and compete at a regional regatta. This is a progressive summer program that nurtures our athletes in their development.
FUNdamentals Day Camp- (Ages 8-14): This is a 1 week camp for new paddlers but campers can sign up for multiple weeks as the program changes week to week. Campers will enjoy spending their days in and on the water learning the skills to paddle in sprint canoe, sprint kayak, war canoe and dragon boat in a FUN environment. All campers get to finish their week with a FUN regatta at Ottawa River Canoe Club Friday afternoons. 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. Campers will also have the option to compete in a divisional regatta Saturday with the rest of the club (not mandatory).
Learn to Train Program (Ages 8-14): This is a 2 week camp for paddlers who have some sprint paddling experience. Paddlers will build upon the skills they learned from previous summers of paddling. There will be a FUN regatta at Ottawa River every Friday afternoon, but paddlers are also expected to race at the divisional regatta at the end of their 2 weeks. 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.
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.
Please be aware of the Ottawa River Canoe Club Cancellation Policy:
Camp registration cancellations which are received two weeks prior to the start of the camp will receive a refund less the $50 non-refundable administration fee.
No refunds are available within two weeks of the start of camp or once the camp has started; a prorated credit may be applied.
In the case of injury or illness, a medical certificate must be provided, and refunds will only be offered as a prorated credit.
**N.B. - “The ORCC reserves the right to refuse admission or cancel registrations in the programs at its discretion.”