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Whitewater 1/2 day camp

Date 2020 Sep 02-04 Ical
Days/Times Wed-Fri 10am-1pm
  • Wednedsay only (2020 Sep 02)
  • Thursday only (2020 Sep 03)
  • Friday only (2020 Sep 04)
  • Full camp - 3 half days (2020 Sep 02-04)
Location CCE Boathouse
Address 76 Pavillion Rd, Cultus Lake, V2R4Y5

COVID-19 update: safety is our number one concern. This summer, all group sizes are smaller (max 5 youth per instructor), 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.

This camp is suitable for youth who have LEVEL 2 river kayaking experience as outlined below and want to improve their whitewater kayaking skills. LEVEL 3 youth paddler are also welcome to join the group - we will paddle different sections of the Chilliwack River depending on the experience and strength of the group.

LEVEL 2 Intermediate: For youth who have completed the "Intro to Rivers" camp and/or have experience paddling easy (grade 1-2) sections of the river.
LEVEL 3 Advanced skills development: youth who know how to roll and can paddle up to grade 3 rivers

If you are interested in just joining the group for one or two or the 3 days only please email Jenny at [email protected]
All equipment provided (kayak, helmet, paddle, PFD, spray skirt)

Safety is our #1 priority - there will be a maximum student: instructor ratio of 4:1 on the river. All river paddles are weather, skills and water-level dependent. The first lesson in each set will be at Cultus Lake.

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

Please note: a wetsuit is recommended for this camp
YOU WILL GET WET!! Please check the forecast & dress for the weather. NO COTTON!!
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
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 "Intro to Rivers" camp or equivalent
Contact Jenny Wakeling
Type Participation
Category Instruction - Whitewater
Deadline September 01, 2020 21:00