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Youth Programs - Ages 9-14 years


Please download the program registration form and waiver. Both are required. You are confirmed upon payment (cheque or via the phone with Visa or Mastercard). Please either mail or scan and email the registration and waiver form to us.

Email: calgarycanoeclubinfo@gmail.com
Tel: 246 5757

Your registration is confirmed upon payment. You may mail in a cheque with your registration form, pay over the phone with Visa or MasterCard or pay in person during business hours.

Cancellation Policy for Learn to Paddle
Full refunds for L2P registrations (less a 5% fee) will be accepted up to one month prior to the start date. A 50% cancellation fee will be charged within 2 weeks of cancelling your registration. Outstanding circumstances may be discussed with management.

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Registration opens March 1

Come and explore the many Competitive, Recreational and Social aspects of the Calgary Canoe Club's Youth Paddling Programs
All programs below are appropriate for Ages 9-14 years.
No prerequisites required.

The Learn to Paddle Program

  • Helps children develop water safety awareness and skills
  • Helps children develop confidence on the water
  • Acquire recreational paddling skills
  • Experience sprint canoe and kayaking
  • Provide children an opportunity to paddle and socialize with their friends in a team environment
  • Fun games and activities
  • Sprint racing regattas


  • Learn to Paddle Program is designed to be in line with Long Term Athlete Development Framework and principles
  • Effective integration of games and skill learning
  • All program materials are already developed
  • Consistency in athlete knowledge as they move up age categories
  • Rainy/poor weather day indoor activities

Spring and Fall Learn to Paddle Programs

Condensed version of the summer program with an emphasis on introducing youth to the sprint canoe and kayaks. We will start in the recreation kayaks and progress into the racing kayaks through the sessions.

Please note if you have participated in a L2P session or have previous canoe/kayak sprint racing experience you can jump right into the full time FUNdamentals Program.

2016 Spring Learn to Paddle Program

Registration opens March 1

Program Days Dates Time Space Available Fee
SL2P1 Tues & Thur May 23 - Jun 8 4:30 - 6:00 pm YES $175
SL2P2 Tues & Thur June 13 - 29 4:30 - 6:00 pm YES $175

2016 Fall Learn to Paddle Program


Program Days Dates Time Space Available Fee
FL2P1 Mon & Wed TBD     $175


2016 Summer Learn to Paddle Program

Our Youth Learn to Paddle Program offers an all around paddling experience. The program is geared to a two-week session. We feel that participants have the opportunity to experience all facets of paddling and become comfortable in the racing boats over this period of time. On water activities include paddling in recreation canoes, whitewater kayaks, sprint racing canoes and kayaks, the 14 person sprint war canoe, and 20 person dragon boat.

Basic water safety is covered along with all the basics of the equipment and strokes and skills for the various boats.

Dry land activities will make up the remainder of the day. The emphasis is on active games and events in and around the Clubhouse (soccer, capture the flag, the CCC amazing race, etc). We realize a one week program may be more suitable for some looking for a brief introduction to paddling. Therefore, participants may sign up for a one week session. We will offer limited spaces for one week camps. One week sessions are only available for the first week of all two week sessions.

To register, choose which session you would like to start and for how many consecutive sessions you would like to participate in.

All programs take place at the Calgary Canoe Club site. The Clubhouse offers an indoor paddling tank, hall area, and sprint bay specifically for camp participants. In poor weather situations we may move activities indoors.

Pre and post care available from 8:30am - 5:30pm under the supervision of our boat bay staff, must note on your registration form.

Registration opens March 1

Day Camp




Space Available

L2P1 Mon-Fri Jul 4- Jul 14* 9 am - 4 pm YES
L2P2 Mon-Fri Jul 17 - Jul 28 9 am - 4 pm YES
L2P3 Mon-Fri Jul 31 - Jul 11* 9 am - 4 pm YES
L2P4 Mon-Fri Aug 14 - 25 9 am - 4 pm YES


One week: $230 (One week sessions are only available for the first week of all two week sessions.)
Two Weeks: $360
Four Weeks: $600

*L2P3* There will be no camp on August 1 (holiday).
*Note: Camp cost is $180 and $300 for 2 weeks.

Forms for more information about the Summer Learn 2 Paddle and What to Bring.

All new L2P participants are encouraged to join the sprint canoe/kayak program and attend our local regatta during the season.

Participants will be given information on these events as they sign up for Learn to Paddle sessions, please feel free to ask for further information prior to signing up.

Download registration form and waiver. (PDF) 


In poor weather situations we will do a dryland and/or indoor activity. Come prepared for the weather.




Hours of Operation

Month Days of the week Boat Bay Hours
All Holidays   8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
May - June Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
July 1 - August 29 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
August 29 - October 14 Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - Sundown
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 15 -31 Monday - Friday CLOSED to public and recreational members
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
* Boat bay hours are weather an daylight permitting, so if the weather is poor please call ahead to make sure we are still open.


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