High Performance Sports for Kids

We are excited to expand our kids kayaking programming this year. We will be accepting two different age groups for our programs this year. Each age group will have the ability to gain a National Kayaking Certification through Paddle Canada. The sessions will run for a week at a time and the first age group is 9-11 year-olds, who will have a 2 hour session each day. The second age group will be 12-14 year-olds and these sessions will run for 3 hours each day. We have created these two age categories to ensure the best environment for development and fun as well as have groups of similar strength and endurance.

We have also added a few new options to give the opportunity for a multi-sport high performance week of activities here at our facilities. We have partnered with Marco Reyna, who is a high performance Coach and Athlete. He will be facilitating two different programs including archery for kids & gymnastics for vaulting for kids. These programs are designed for beginners and are an introduction into the activities. As with all of our programs there will be a strong focus on safety and fundamentals. These programs can be combined with our kayaking sessions to make a full day of sporting fun.

We are able to provide any of these programs on their own or you can combine sessions to create a multi-sport week!


Kayak Kids 1

This program is designed for kids aged 9-11 and is limited to 6 students per session.

This 5-day kayak program is designed to be the first introduction to kayaking for children aged 9-11. Each session is 2 hours/day to help build confidence, learn water safety and focused on fun for new paddlers. The objective of Kayak Kids 1 is to introduce and improve paddling skills, through drills, games and exploration. This program includes kayak, paddle and gear rental.

  • Learn about water safety
  • Build skills and knowledge through fun activities and exploration
  • Learn about the intertidal zone and all the things that call it home
  • Meet new friends and learn in a fun environment

** Students that successfully compete Kayak Kids 1 will receive a nationally recognized Paddle Canada Waterfront Kayak Skills Certification **

Cost:

$249+tax (5 x 2hr sessions)

Dates:

July 12-16 from 9am-11am (only 2 spots remain for this date)

July 26-30 from 1pm-3pm

Want to make a it a high performance, multi-sport week?

You can combine these sessions for an additional $249+tax (5 x 2 hr sessions). All required equipment is included in price:

July 12-16 from 12noon-2pm – Archery for Kids

July 26-30 from 10am-12noon – Archery for Kids


Kayak Kids 2

This program is designed for kids aged 9-11 and is limited to 6 students per session.

This kayak program is designed for kids that have completed Kayak Kids 1. Sessions are only 2 hours long to cater to stamina and help build endurance in new paddlers. The objective of this program is to review paddling skills learned in Kayak Kids 1 through games and local exploration and promote confidence to go further, with a focus on more advanced strokes and rescues.

  • Review water safety
  • Build on skills learned in Kayak Kids 1 to make more confident & competent paddlers
  • Introduce new techniques to improve kayak skills
  • Learn more about the intertidal zone
  • Meet new friends and learn in a fun environment

** Students that successfully compete Kayak Kids 1 & Kayak Kids 2 students will receive a nationally recognized Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills Certification **

Cost:

$249+tax (5 x 2hr sessions)

Dates:

August 2-6 from 9am-11am (only 2 spots remain for this date)

August 16-20 from 2pm-4pm

Want to make a it a high performance, multi-sport week?

You can combine these sessions for an additional $249+tax (5 x 2 hr sessions). All required equipment is included in price:

August 2-6 from 12noon-2pm – Archery for Kids

August 16-20 from 11am-1pm – Archery for Kids


Junior Kayakers

Our Junior Kayakers program is focused on youth aged 12-14 and is limited to 6 students per session.. Each day is 3 hours long to help build endurance and allow for progression in skill development. This is a great opportunity to get on the water with peers, learning paddling skills, leadership techniques and valuable practical on water knowledge. They will learn kayak skills including basic stokes, wet exits, intro to balancing and bracing and kayak journeying.

  • Junior Kayakers spend 5 days learning kayak skills, journeying skills and ocean awareness
  • Marine navigation skills including introduction to navigation, introduction to the ocean environment and marine weather.

**Successful students will receive a nationally recognized Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills Certification**

Cost:

$299+tax (5 x 3hr sessions)

Dates:

July 19-23 from 9am-12noon

August 9-13 from 9am-12noon

Want to make a it a high performance, multi-sport week?

You can combine these sessions for an additional $249+tax (5 x 2 hr sessions). All required equipment is included in price:

July 19-23 from 1pm-3pm – Gymnastics for Vaulting

August 9-13 from 1pm-3pm – Archery for Kids


Archery for Kids

This 5 day archery program is designed as an introduction to basic traditional archery and is suitable for all ages. This course covers theory and practice, students learn through dynamics designed to stimulate motor development & coordination. Safety will be at the forefront and the beginning of the classes will start with bungees and not include arrows until skills have been developed. This program will focus on the following skills:

  • Safety and Archery
  • How to hold a bow and place and arrow
  • Learn about aiming and nocking points
  • Ability to shoot (starts with bungee practice and progress to arrows)
  • Increase body awareness (proprioperception)

** Students that successfully complete at least 4 sessions will receive a Student 1 Archery Certification**

Cost:

$249+tax (5 x 2hr sessions)

Dates:

July 12-16 from 12noon-2pm

July 26-30 from 10am-12noon

August 2-6 from 12noon-2pm

August 9-13 from 1pm-3pm

August 16-20 from 11:00am-1:00pm


Gymnastics for Vaulting for Kids

Vaulting started an activity to develop equestrian abilities in ancient times used to  train mounted armies.  Now it’s practiced as a sport and has an artistic aspect. Vaulting is the practice of artistic gymnastics on the back of a horse. 

This 5 day program is suitable for all ages and is designed to helps kids develop the following:

  • Learn the basics elements of gymnastics
  • Develop elasticity and flexibility
  • Practice basic elements of dance for vaulting
  • Learn techniques to develop balance on a horse (practice is on a mechanical simulator)
  • Learn and develop the basic elements of vaulting, called the compulsories

Cost:

$249+tax (5 x 2hr sessions)

Dates:

July 19-23 from 1pm-3pm