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Summer Camps

We currently offer two summer camp programs that operate out of Cardiff Lake in Sturgeon County, just 15 minutes north of St. Albert!

Rainbow Paddle  (ages 8-12)

  • 1-week summer camps filled with fun and adventure where kids explore the lake with qualified instructors

  • Kids learn about four main aspects of recreational paddling sports: safety, technique, sports culture, and appreciation of the environment

 

Intro to Sprint Paddling  (ages 10-14)

  • 2-week summer camps where kids develop skills and confidence in competitive flat water canoeing and kayaking. 

  • Kids paddle daily, building relationships with each other and with the aquatic environment.

  • Participants are introduced to sprint paddling, dragon boat, war canoe and many fun off-water games and activities.

  • Paddlers have opportunities to participate in regattas to demonstrate their skills through community-oriented competitions!

We keep low coach-to-athlete ratios to ensure all participants enjoy an optimal summer camp experience. All canoes, kayaks, paddles and PFDs are supplied for use during camp hours. Campers are required to wear a life jacket at all times while on the water. Campers must be 9 years old during the summer camp session (an exception can be made only for siblings if one of them is 8 and the other is older). No paddling experience is required. Participants must have a minimum swimming ability.

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Summer Camp
Schedules & Pricing

Summer camps run weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. 

 

Rainbow Paddle Camps:
  • Camp 1 ($250): July 2 - 5*

  • Camp 2 ($300): July 8 - 12

  • Camp 3 ($300): July 15 - 19

  • Camp 4 ($300): July 22 - 26

  • Camp 5 ($300): July 29 - Aug 2

  • Camp 6 ($250): Aug 6 - 9*
    * 4 days due to long weekend

 

Intro to Sprint Paddling Camps:
  • Camp 1 ($450): July 2 - 12

  • Camp 2 ($450): July 15 - 26

  • Camp 3 ($450): July 29 - Aug 9

Kids enjoying summer camp on a deck at Cardiff pond
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You will be taken to our partner, the Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Club's RAMP Registrations page, to register for your summer camp.

Follow these steps: 

  1. Click REGISTER above. Create a free account with Ramp Registrations.

  2. You will be emailed a validation code to enter.
    If you do not receive it within a minute or so, check your junk folder.

  3. Click on Available Participant Packages

  4. Scroll down to Day Camp/Summer Camp

  5. Select Rainbow Paddle or Intro to Sprint Paddling for the week you want

  6. Add your child as an account member and complete registration!

 

Want more information about our summer camps? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us!

Summer Camps located at Cardiff Trout Pond in Sturgeon County, close to Morinville (5 mins), St. Albert (15 mins), Edmonton (30 mins) and Sherwood Park (30 mins)

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