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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.  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.  Campers can sign up for one week or multiple weeks.  For multi-week participants the program is designed to be a progressive summer program that nurtures our athletes in their development.

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 camp week (see regatta table below).  There is no additional cost to racing at the weekend regatta if this is your first regatta, and it's a non-championship regatta.
  • 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 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 week (see regatta table below).  If this is your ONLY regatta of the summer, AND it is a non-championship regatta, there is no additional charge to racing on the weekend.
  • 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).  

Bus Service:

Unfortunately, due to COVID all bussing this year has been cancelled.  Participants will need to be dropped off at the camp.

Hours of Operation:

Regular camp hours, for drop-off and pick-up, are 8:45 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
ORCC also provides optional early drop-off and late pick-up supervision by camp counselors. 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


Safety is important to our club.

Covid policy:  Please click here for the full ORRC Summer Camps COVID Policy. This year, due to COVID, we highly recommend all participants bring THEIR OWN Government of Canada approved PFD.  PFD can be purchased at many locations across the city such as Walmart, Canadian Tire or any outdoor adventure store for torun $25.  If you do not have your own PFD, the club will provide a sanitized one for you.

Water Safety: All campers will undergo a swim assessment on their first day of camp that includes swimming 50 meters and treading water. This assessment allows our counselors to determine each campers comfort level in and around the water.  No camper will be turned away due to swim ability as ALL campers, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a Government of Canada Approved Personal Flotation Device 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.

2020 Regattas:

Unfortunately due to COVID, all regattas for 2020 have been cancelled.

ORCC Credit Card Policy:

ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as cheque, etransfer and credit card.   However, credit card 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 to ensure you also pay the credit card convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club.  No convenience fee is charged for etransfers or cheque.

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

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

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Contact Emails: 

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


1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin

Summer Camp Phone Number:

(613) 850-2628

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