New this Summer!!!
Regatta Ready is a full July-August summer camp geared towards introducing kids (ages 11-15) to the next level of sprint canoe/kayak paddling (beyond CanoeKids), in a 10-week sports camp. It focuses on getting kids involved in a healthy and active lifestyle, with an emphasis on developing canoe/kayak paddling skills. The kids will spend each week building their skills and fitness, and by the end of the 10 weeks, they will have the opportunity to apply those skills at a fun end of season regatta called Pacific Cup! In other words, this program is a taster of where they could go in the sport, with an opportunity to try out racing as well. After the program, if the paddler is interested they can join in the Full Season Program.
Some of our kids in the Spring/Summer program will also be training during the camp times. We will occasionally mix up groups and paddle some teamboats! This gives the kids in the Regatta Ready program a chance to meet some of the kids in our season program, and learn a bit more about the sport.
How is this different from our Full Season Programs?
Our Full Season Program focuses on long-term athlete development, and thus, geared towards kids who know they have an interest in the sport, and would like to join the FCRCC Youth Sprint Canoe/Kayak team. The team participates in regattas, camps, events, fundraisers, and more together throughout the year. In other words, this program helps kids develop their athletic abilities over a longer-term, and helps them explore more opportunities in the sport, like participating in BC Summer Games, Canada Summer Games and more!
So after 10-weeks, if your son/daughter is interested in continuing in paddling, that’s great! They can continue to paddle in the Fall with us!
What if I can’t make all 10 weeks? Can I just sign up for specific weeks?
It’s the summer so we understand that people may take vacation here and there. That’s no problem at all! Just make what you can.
It’s designed to be a progressive program but it is also adaptive to each paddler’s development and skills. So even if you miss a few camps here and there, that’s no problem. Rather than allowing participants to sign up for only a few weeks here and there, we wanted some continuity in the program where the same kids are starting out together, and finishing the program together. The continuity will help the kids and coaches develop better relationships, strengthen team skills, and overall, be a lot more productive in terms of learning and development. Our goal for the 10 weeks: the kids will have made a bunch of new friends, have acquired some great new skills and knowledge, and learned lots about paddling!
REGISTRATION – SUMMER 2017 – Registration is now open!
July 3 – Sept 1* Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Sept 5-8 TBD (after school various days)
Sept 9-10 PACIFIC CUP REGATTA! 🙂 A fun 2-day regatta in Maple Ridge, BC that’s great for new paddlers. They will get to participate in a variety of races including singles and teamboats! Last year our team came in second overall!
*no camp on Aug 7th holiday
Must be 11 to 15 years of age as of July 3, 2017.
20 kids – since this is a new specialized sports program, we will be limiting this to ~20 participants.
10% discount applied when registering multiple participants.
- Go to: REGATTA READY 2017 SUMMER PROGRAM
- Either use an existing account if you have one, or choose to register new participants.
- Indicate the number of participants you would like to register.
- Fill out the participant(s) details.
- Review the cart, and proceed to checkout.
- Upon payment, please save the confirmation for your records.
- That’s it! Can’t wait to see you at the camp! We will be sending more details out to participants closer to the start date.
Registration will close July 3rd.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any assistance with your registration.