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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!

  • The Rainbow Paddle program (ages 8-12) is a week-long summer camp filled with fun and adventure where kids will explore the lake with qualified instructors, learning about four main aspects of recreational paddling sports: safety, technique, sports culture, and appreciation of the environment. 

  • The Intro to Sprint Paddling program (ages 10-14) is a 2-week camp where kids will develop skills and confidence in competitive flat water canoeing and kayaking. Kids will paddle daily, building relationships with each other and with the aquatic environment. Participants will be introduced to sprint paddling, dragon boat, war canoe, and many fun off-water games and activities. Paddlers will also have opportunities to participate in regattas to demonstrate their skills through community-oriented competitions!

We keep low coach:athlete ratios to ensure all participants enjoy an optimal summer camp experience. All canoes, kayaks, paddles and PFDs will be 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 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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Schedules & Pricing

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


Rainbow Paddle Sessions:
  • Week 1 ($250): July 2nd - July 5th

  • Week 2 ($300): July 8th - July 12th

  • Week 3 ($300): July 15th - July 19th

  • Week 4 ($300): July 22nd - July 26th

  • Week 5 ($300): July 29th - August 2nd

  • Week 6 ($250): August 6th - August 9th


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

  • Camp 2 ($450): July 15th - July 26th

  • Camp 3 ($450): July 29th - August 9th

Kids enjoying summer camp on a deck at Cardiff pond
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You will be taken to Canoe Kayak Canada to create an account and register.

Follow these steps: 

  1. Click REGISTER above. Create a free account on the Canada Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Club (our partner club) page

  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? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us!

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