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Developmentals Kayak Camp

The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers is offering 4 River Kayaking Camps again this year. Spend a week  of fun-filled, summer days on the water with other kids from 9:00 to 4:00 who are going to be having a blast on the water in a whitewater kayak.


The camps are open to anyone 10 and over with good swimming skills and can master a wet exit with a spray skirt on.


Its SAFE - BUT CHALLENGING   with our fully certified instructors. Our POCC club has trained 100's of kids to paddle whitewater, including many who went on to compete for the Provincial team across Canada and the Canadian team around the world.


Dates: 




Cost:

 $350 for the 5 day week


Includes:

-  All equipment: boats, paddles, lifejackets, helmets, booties, wetsuits & paddling jackets or drysuits

-  Instruction and coaching

-  Transportation will be arranged


You Need:

-  Change of clothing, rainjacket, fleece top and bottoms

-  Swimsuit and towel

-  Big Lunch, snacks & water

-  a Smile and a lot of energy


What Happens:

We start on a warm water lake, practicing flipping the kayaks and getting out.  Next you learn to paddle the kayak in a straight line, turn and maneuver around obstacles. Our favorite games are tag, football and looking for turtles.


The 2nd day we move to an easy river, the Crowsnest or Boulder Run depending on seasonal water conditions. You’ll learn about reading the river, eddy turns, ferries and paddling through waves.


The 3rd day we go back to the Fundamentals and river safety skills before we get back on the river to improve our skills.


Day 4 we are exploring a different river and running rapids and dropping some small ledges.


Day 5 we finish the week on a mystery river.


This is a great way to engage in a fun sport with other kids. Each day starts at 9am and finishes at 4:00 pm with flexibility for pick up times.


This camp works on the FUNdamental and Developmental skills for kayaking. Paddles who have completed this camp will have a solid understanding of kayaking on the river and safety skills around moving water.  They will also have developed physical literacy skills of balance, propulsion and steering control that will be useful for a lifetime of fun on the water in any type of boat or watercraft.


Once you pick a camp you need to fill out the waiver form or the acknowledgment of risk form.  


Scholarships are available from KidSport for families in need.


Volunteer Credits


The May Long Weekend is our club's biggest fundraiser. We offer a chance for clubs and their members to come down to the Castle River Rodeo Campground to camp out and paddle with us for the weekend.


The POCC club organizes camping, meals and activities for 250+ people over the 3 days. We need help to prepare the food and clean up afterwards for Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings and Saturday and Sunday nights. We have a reputation for serving great meals for paddlers.


Anyone that volunteers for 1 or more shifts will get a credit towards our camps and courses. The credit is $15/hr for adults and teens. 


Usually each meal is 3 hrs from 7:30 - 10:30 am or 5:00 - 8:00 pm.



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