Summer Camps - 2022

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. Last year we scheduled seven camps but because of user demand we built 2 more camps and all of the camps were filled. We are hoping that 2022 will be just as successful as last year. The Fundamentals Camps are built for our younger paddlers and the Developmentals Camps are for children 10 and up. But there are no hard and fast rules about ages as each child progresses at different rates. Our one stipulation is that we need to make sure each child is safe and comfortable. We want to stretch them but our goal is to have them enjoy paddling as much as we do. Each camp starts in a beautiful warm lake and progresses from there. The Developmentals Camps progress through the week on Class II river runs.  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 and have a lot of fun outdoors on the water.

The camp provides certified instruction and all the equipment.  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 19 - 21,  August 2 - 4,    August 9 - 11,  August 23 - 25

 

Cost:      $ 165 for three days​

Once you pick a camp you need to fill out the waiver form or the acknowledgment of risk form.  There is no cost to this if you go to this website.

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Developmentals Kayak Camp

The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers is offering 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 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, including many who went on to compete for the Provincial team across Canada and the Canadian team around the world.

Dates: July 4 - 8,   July 25 - 29    August 15 - 19     

Cost: $295 for the 5 day week

Includes:

-  All equipment: boats, paddles, lifejackets, helmets, wetsuits, booties, jackets

-  Instruction and coaching

-  Transportation will be arranged

You Need:

-  Change of clothing, rainjacket, fleece top and bottoms

-  Swimsuit and towel

-  Lunch & water

-  a Smile

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.  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 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.  There is no cost to this if you go to this website.

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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 $18/hr for adults and $15/hr for teens. Usually each meal is about 2.5 hrs from 8:00 - 10:30 am or 5:00 - 7:30 pm.

Advanced 5 Day Camp

This year we are offering an advanced kayak camp for people that have taken the Developmentals Camp and are ready for the next step. We will set things up with our top Instructors, gear and boats. We will do a review and then start hitting all the great rivers in our region, progressing onto more difficult runs as we move through the week. River safety will be an important component of our instruction through the week. 

Dates:  June 29 - July 3, July 11 - 15

Costs:  $ 295 for 5 days

See the Developmentals Camp for information on gear that we provide and that you need to bring. 
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Spring WW Trip

Chuck Lee and Guest Instructor(s)  are going to lead a trip to find some warm weather and good rivers over the Easter Break. This was a very successful and popular trip in the past for our club. Our plan is to head west and paddle a variety of Grade II rivers and then come home and paddle some Grade II+ and III- runs. 
You and your family are invited to join us for a week of camping and fun. We will organize some shared rides for everyone that wants to come along. 
What you will need to bring:
- tent, sleeping bag and pad
- warm jacket and rain gear
- change of clothes, shorts, swimsuit, fleece jacket and long johns. 
- running shoes and boots
- lawn chair and pillow
The club will provide boats, paddles, pfd's, helmets, drysuits, booties, sprayskirts, throwbags, 
This is a great way to get a jump on summer and get ready for your paddling season. We are going to find the sun and really have some fun. Please join us this year. 
For more information give me a call at 403-628-2336. 

Dates:  April 16 - 23

Costs:  Instruction - $ 350, Food - $150, Camping - $70, Travel w Chuck - $ 125, Boat & Gear Transport $25. If you travel with your family you can avoid the camping and fuel costs. 

Come on your own or with your family. Looking to find some sun and fun. 
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