Summer Camps - 2019
This is where you will find information on our summer day camps.
POCC has a long history of great fun summer camps for kids of all ages. We have seven camps available for beginner kayakers. Four camps are just on the lake and 3 camps start in the lake before moving to the river. Each camp starts in a beautiful warm lake. The Developmentals Camps progress through the week to finish with a Class II river run. If you or your child has already participated in one of our camps ask about our advanced programs.
FUNdamentals Kayak Camp
The club offers a specially designed kids camp for children ages 7-11. We have seen lots of interest from our little ones to get paddling in the pool. And we have taken that to the next step – the lake and maybe a lazy river.
The FUNdamentals kids camp will go out to the lake for a full day program that will focus on the joy and freedom of kayaking. We will explore local places to paddle, find turtles, create some crafts and have a lot of fun outdoors on the water.
The camp provides certified instruction, all the equipment plus transportation. You bring change of clothing, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water and lunch.
The camps are open to anyone 7 years and over. But it is important for children to be ready and capable of being on their own for the day. We have a duty of care for all the children in the camps, therefore children that cannot behave appropriately will be sent home immediately.
Dates: July 2 - 4, 2019 July 16 - 18, 2019 Aug 6 - 8, 2019 Aug 20 - 22, 2019
Cost: $ 95 for three days
Developmentals Kayak Camp
The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers is offering 3 Summer Kayak Camps on the river 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.
Its SAFE - BUT CHALLENGING with our fully certified instructors. Our POCC club has trained 100's of kids to paddle, including many who went on to compete for the Provincial team across Canada and the Canadian team around the world.
Dates: July 8 - 12, 2019 July 22 - 26, 2019 Aug 12 - 16, 2019
Cost: $195 for the 5 day week
- All equipment: boats, paddles, lifejackets, helmets, wetsuits, booties, jackets
- Instruction and coaching
- Change of clothing, rainjacket
- Swimsuit and towel
- Lunch & water
- a Smile
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. Then we show you how to roll your kayak upright. Our favorite games are tag, football and looking for turtles.
The 2nd day we move to an easy river, the Crowsnest, where 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 4:30 pm with flexibility for pick up times. Everyone needs a big lunch with lots of water, a bathing suit and towel, a change of dry clothes and a whole lot of energy.
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 for watercraft that will be useful for a lifetime of fun on the water.