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Learn to Kayak Rivers Camp (10-14 years)

Date 2020 Aug 10-14 Ical
Days/Times Mon-Fr
Location Cultus Lake & Chilliwack River
Address 76 Pavillion Rd, Cultus Lake, V2R4Y5

COVID-19 update: safety is our number one concern. This summer, all group sizes are smaller (max 4 youth per instructor on the river), all equipment is disinfected between participants and social distancing will be practiced on the water except where it would be unsafe to do so for emergency management. Please note we will not be teaching the kayak roll this summer because it is not possible to maintain physical distancing whilst teaching this skill.

Do you want to learn to kayak whitewater? Register in our Learn to Kayak Rivers Summer Camp on the Chilliwack River!

Schedule (NEW!!):
Monday full day 9:00am-3:00pm.
Tues-Friday 1/2 day 1.00-4.00pm

All paddling equipment provided but you will need to provide your own lunch and come prepared for full days on the water/ in the sun.

What will I learn? Introductory kayak skills to paddle safely on the river.
Pre-requisite: Some paddling experience is required - ability to paddle a kayak in a straight line on flatwater. If you have no prior paddling experience consider signing up for one of our learn to kayak camps on Cultus Lake, or evening introduction to kayaking lessons, prior to the camp.

This camp is run by experienced and highly qualified instructors with a strong focus on safety. To ensure the safety of the group, the maximum student:instructor ratio will be 4:1 and there will be two instructors paddling on the river at all times. The first day or two of the camp is on Cultus Lake to review basic paddling skills and safety, then we move to the river for the rest of the week.

Target Age Range: 10-14yrs.

Questions? please email us for more information [email protected]

Camp cost: $165.00
NOTE: If you do not wish to pay using Paypal, please email us for details about paying by e-transfer.

PARKING at Cultus:
We are able to park 3 cars for free for 2 hours right in front of the boathouse on the gravel. The parking lot around the boat house is for-fee and regularly patrolled. There is free parking around the strip mall on the opposite side of the street ("Plaza Parking" see

YOU WILL GET WET!! Please check the forecast & dress for the weather. NO COTTON!! There are change rooms & washrooms at Cultus Lake
Bathing suit or swim shorts
Shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet (no flipflops or crocs)
If you wear glasses (or sunglasses) they should have a tether or strap so you don't lose them in the water.
Extra dry clothes
** If you have a wetsuit, or neoprene clothing, this will be perfect for the river or for cold weather days!*

For a sunny & warm day:
A synthetic long sleeve or light windproof layer in case you get cold when wet

For a wet/ cold day:
Thin thermal base layer +/- fleece if very cold
Rain jacket/ windproof layer (we do have some splash tops at the Boathouse at Cultus)
Wool socks will stay warm when wet

Prerequisite Basic Paddle skills, Red Cross Swim Kids 5 or equivalent swimming ability
Contact Jenny Wakeling
Type Participation
Category Summer Camps
Deadline August 07, 2020 21:00