Slalom Taster Camp
|Date||2022 Jun 28-30|
|Days/Times||Tues & Wed 4-7pm, Thurs 10am-4pm|
|Location||Cultus Lake, Fort Langley|
|Address||22868 Billy Brown Rd, Fort Langley|
Discover the fun of whitewater paddling and the thrill of slalom racing!
This camp is designed to introduce youth paddlers to the Olympic Sport of Slalom Whitewater (check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL05NTXNx-c&list=PLYA_c3SLrSUnk4ez7eZ-T7RkwT14lUyBv&index=5).
If you want an idea of the fun things expert slalom paddlers can do for fun locally check this out Skookuchuck Rapids video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDoEZV5v1PQ. NOTE we will not be taking the youth on anything approaching the level of whitewater in the above videos - it takes many years of training to get that good!!
And finally a taste of what we do in the CCE Paddling Club:
Rick Mercer paddling with the CCE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5JLYQEcw8&list=PLYA_c3SLrSUnk4ez7eZ-T7RkwT14lUyBv&index=2
Camp Pre-requisites: Must have completed an "Intro to kayaking" course or equivalent or be registered for a CKBC sprint development program, be comfortable paddling a solo kayak or sprint canoe in a straight line on a lake and performing basic steering manoevers. All ages 8 and older welcome to attend. All equipment provided
Schedule: NOTE location in Chilliwack is TBA pending water levels
Tuesday 4-7pm: Cultus Lake or Slalom gates: skills development and wet exits
Wednesday 4-7pm: Fort Langley Salmon River slalom gates
Thursday 10am-4pm: Mini regatta - Highway Gates or Hope Slough - challenge yourself to a fun mini-race!
COST $80 (entire camp), $25 for just Tues or Wed, $50 for the Race Day
All participants will also be welcome to register for drop-in river runs with our development group: Saturdays through to the end of October (late summer and fall is the best time for new whitewater paddlers to get used to paddling on the river - when water levels are low)
Other events and races (all suitable for development level paddlers):
Mamquam River weekend and beginner slalom race Sept 30th-Oct 2nd
Cookie Race Chilliwack flatwater slalom race October 22nd
All equipment provided (kayak, helmet, paddle, PFD, spray skirt). All river paddles are weather, skills and water-level dependent.
CKBC membership required: Register here for membership: http://CCECanoeKayak.rampregistrations.com
If you do not wish to pay using Paypal, please email us for details about paying by e-transfer.
Rolling lessons also available at Cultus Lake: https://chilliwackcentreofexcellence.sportical.com/events/5700
|Prerequisite||Intro to Kayaking course/ camp|
|Contact||Colleen Christensen 7783183800|
|Category||Instruction - Whitewater|
|Deadline||June 29, 2022 17:00|