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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 14 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 beginning in May. 
  • Athletes train 2-3 times per day (July & August) 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).  

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).  There will also be a regatta at the North Bay Canoe Club this year for U13+ athletes of all experience levels.  

New this year, ORCC will be participating in 3 U11 regattas hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club (July 13, 27 and Aug. 10).  These regattas are for U11's only and the focus will be on fun and developing canoe and kayak skills.

  • August 10-12 Eastern Ontario Division Championships (U13+) 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 19 Ontario Championship, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (Welland, ON), is the Provincial Championship for U13-U15 athletes who qualified at the EOD Championships.
  • August 25 Eastern Ontario Division U11 Championship at Petrie Island Canoe Club will be a fun filled day of racing for all U11 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 2018 Fee Breakdown:
Base camp fees
  • ORCC member base fee - $210 per 5 day week  /  $175 per 4 day week
  • Non-member base fee - $285 per 5 day week  /  $250 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  $280 regular week
  ($210 + $10 + $60)

 $245 short weeks
 ($175 + $10 + $60)
 $355 regular weeks
 ($285 + $10 + $60)

 $320 short weeks
 ($250 + $10 + $60)
Subsequent weeks  $220 regular weeks
 ($210 + $10)

$185 short weeks
 ($175 + $10)
 $295 regular weeks
 ($285 + $10)

 $260 short weeks
 ($250 + $10)

Racing Classes for 2019

2019 Division

Birth Year


2009 & after


2008 & 2007


2006 & 2005


2004 & 2003


2002 & 2001


2000 & before

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 3-6 (Short week)
July  7- Gananoque Canoe Club
 FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T
Week #2- July 9-13
July 13 - Rideau Canoe Club
 U11 (Fri)
Week #3- July 16-20
July 21 - Carleton Place Canoe Club
 FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T
Week #4- July 23-27
July 27 - Rideau Canoe Club  (U11 only)
July 28 - North Bay (U13-U15 / No U11 events)
 FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T
Week #6- August 7-10 (Short Week)
August 10 - Rideau Canoe Club (U11 only)
August 11,12 - Rideau Canoe Club (EOD Championships)
                     (U13-U15 / No U11 events)
 L2T, T2T
Week #7- August 13-17
August 19 - Welland International Flat Water Center (Welland, ON)
                     Ontario Championships
                     (U13-U15 / No U11 events)
 FUNdamentals, L2T, 
 Week #8- August 20-24
August 25 - Petrie Island Canoe Club (EOD U11 Championships)
                     (U11 only)
 U11 (U11 Champs Petrie Island)

Register for Regatta Ready Camps

  • Registration not yet open

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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