Kayak Program Kids

PADDLING PROGRAMS

 

Programs for 2021

​Subject to change depending on COVID-19 guidelines.

Please remember that the club is prohibited to lend life jackets/buns/blocks so members must supply their own.

 
Active Tots (Ages 2-4) - Activity-based

Price: $100

45 min./day

Sessions in morning.

This activity-based program is designed to engage our littlest members in socially driven play. This program offers organized activity for 45 minutes each day (Monday to Friday). Activities include but are not limited to games in the beach area, basketball court, beach valley-ball court or grassy areas within the property. Parachute, sand toys, water games, crafts and even rides in our recreational canoes are just a few things you can expect when participating. Water games may be offered in the shallow end of our swimming area, under the supervision of trained Lifeguards. Parents are required to stay on club property while their children attend this activity. We understand some children may be nervous, in which case a parent is permitted to stay with their child.

A lifejacket is NOT required for this program.

Active Kids (Ages 4-7)

Price: $150

1hr 15min/day

Sessions throughout day. Younger children are usually in the morning.

We take FUN to the next level by introducing more games and experiences to an already wonderful program. Children will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and canoeing in a fun, light-hearted manner while learning the beginnings of proper technique and safety on the water. Through interactive play that includes group games, challenges, scavenger hunts, water games and much more, participants in this program can have a taste of everything our club has to offer. These small groups will have dedicated time on our basketball court, volleyball court and swim area.

Our coaches are here to nurture these young athletes and provide them with a positive experience. We believe that these athletes are the future of our sport and it is important that they have a great first experience. This program is strictly recreational, and all skills levels are encouraged to participate. On days when rain/thunder/lightning are a factor, groups will not go out on the water. Instead, only dryland games will be offered. Safety is always our #1 priority.

  • One session daily Monday-Friday that is 1 hour 15 mins long.

  • This will be offered throughout the day.

  • 2 coaches for a maximum of 8 paddlers per group

Rec Paddling

Price: $150

1hr 15 min/day

Times throughout day

Enjoy some free time on the lake with supervision from our friendly staff. Participants in our rec program will have the opportunity to receive instruction from our coaches on the fundamentals of canoeing and kayaking. Opportunity will be given to try various kayaks and canoes. Participants will paddle in a relaxed atmosphere without the commitment of our competitive program. It is literally “free play” on the lake! No experience necessary. 

 

Kids participating in this program will not compete in regattas. The goal is to foster a love for the water & confidence in boating. Participants should have a life jacket and clothing that can get wet.

U10 (UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE ON JANUARY 1ST)

Price: $250

2 x 1hr 15min/day

9 - 10:15am - Boys War Canoe & Girls Small Boats

12:45 - 2pm - Girls War Canoe & Boys Small Boats

Instruction at this level is centered around learning the fundamentals of the sport. Coaches will encourage participation in an array of different style kayaks & canoes. There is a fitness component of this program that includes short runs and swims (with supervision) as well as dryland circuits on club property. Practices are intended to be fun and help children develop the endurance needed to complete a race. Children will also learn proper stretching, warm up and cool down techniques in a fun, supportive & encouraging environment.

It is important that children come to practices prepared with lifejacket, running shoes, swimming attire, water bottles etc. A bun is also required for war canoe and may be needed for small boats practice if going out in a canoe.

If your child will be participating in Regattas, the club t-shirt will also be required for racing (t-shirts are included in the club fees). Children from this age group may be invited to fill crew boats at U12 regattas.

U12 (UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE ON JANUARY 1ST)

Price: $250

2 x 1hr 15min/day

10:15 - 11:30am - Boys War Canoe & Girls Small Boats

2:00 - 3:15 - Girls War Canoe & Boys Small Boats

Instruction at this level continues to be centered around the fundamentals learned in U10 however no experience is necessary to join! Coaches will encourage participation in various kayaks & canoes, teaching balance techniques to those who are just beginning. There is a fitness component of this program that includes short runs and swims (with supervision) as well as dryland circuits on club property. Practices are intended to be fun and help children develop the endurance needed to complete a race. Previous experience is not required to participate. Children will also learn proper stretching, warm up and cool down techniques in a fun, supportive & encouraging environment.

It is important that children come to practices prepared with lifejacket, running shoes, swimming attire, water bottles etc. A bun is also required for war canoe and may be needed for small boats practice if going out in a canoe.

If your child will be participating in Regattas, the club singlet will also be required for racing (available for purchase at the canteen). Children from this age group may be invited to fill crew boats at U12 regattas.

U14 (UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE ON JANUARY 1ST) &
U16 (UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ON JANUARY 1ST)

Price: $250

2 x 1hr 15min/day

11:30-12:45pm - Girls War Canoe & Boys Small Boats

3:15 - 4:30pm- Boys War Canoe & Girls Small Boats

Programming at this level includes more intense practice schedules and workouts are designed to prepare paddlers for higher competition levels. Training is aimed at developing aerobic fitness levels and prepares paddlers for longer races (1000 meters). C4, K4 & War Canoe will compete @ 500m distances. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to join. Our experienced coaches will help get athletes caught up and ready to go!

There is a dryland component of this program which can consist of running, swimming, circuits etc (children will run in groups for safety*Membership is not required to participate in this program.

It is important that paddlers come to practices prepared with lifejacket, running shoes, swimming attire, water bottles etc. A bun is also required for war canoe and may be needed for small boats practice if practicing in a canoe.

For those athletes wishing to compete at a higher level and who have a vested interest in dryland we also offer three additional 45 min dryland sessions/week. Paddlers are not required to participate however those who do will be running longer distances and should expect the practice to be very challenging. The Head Coach must approve participants in this group.

U16/U18 War Canoe Only - Evening Program

1hr 15min/2 times a week

This evening program is offered 2 times a week to those teens who wish to remain in the sport, however due to summer jobs cannot commit to a full time paddling program. Participants in this group will ONLY race in War Canoe at regattas.

This group will be training with the intention of qualifying for Nationals. At this point in time Nationals 2021 has not been confirmed due to Covid 19. In the event that racing is not an option, this group will continue to train with the intention of maintaining physical fitness.

*Please note: this program does not include a club membership. Participants will only have access to the club during practice times.

Learn to Paddle (Ages 5-12) - Evening Program

Price: $175

Tues/Thurs

5:15 - 6:30pm

6:45 - 8:00pm

7-weeks

*Membership is not required to participate in this program.

Participants will have the opportunity to receive instruction from our friendly coaches on the fundamentals of canoeing and kayaking. Opportunity will be given to try various styles of kayaks/canoes as well as recreational canoes.

This is great opportunity for children to get on the water in a relaxed atmosphere. No experience is required!

Children participating in this program will not compete in regattas. The goal of this program is to foster a love for the water & confidence in boating. Children should have a lifejacket and clothing that can get wet.

Masters/Adult Paddling - Evening Program

Price: $100

*Membership is not required to participate in this program.

 

This program is for adults who enjoy the water and have a love for the outdoors. Participants will have dedicated time on the lake each evening to enjoy a leisurely paddle in our kayaks, canoes and rec canoes. A dock coach will be present to provide instruction if needed.


A pre-planned practice will be posted for those individuals who wish to exert a little extra energy! This program is beginner friendly and a great way to meet some friends at the club.


*Please note: if participants wish to attend Abenaki during day time hours, a general membership will be required.

Masters Competitive Paddling

Price: $100

This paddling option works in combination with our Masters Rec Program. Adults who wish to compete within the Atlantic Division will have the opportunity to participate in 2 coached practices each week.. These practices will be technique focused with emphasis placed on racing plans and race preparation. Participants in this group should have some experience in the sport and/or show that they are comfortable and confident when paddling.


Abenaki will be joining forces with the Shed Race Team. Practice times for competing athletes will have some flexibility and may extend past club operating hours. We will contact all participants to ensure practice times work.


Dryland components may also be added to this program. This will be decided with the group when the season begins (participation in dryland is not mandatory).
Additional opportunities for practices at Lake Banook may also be available and will be determined once the 2021 racing schedule has been posted by ADCKC. Serious competitors may also be given the option to practice in early morning time slots.


*Please note: if participants wish to attend Abenaki during day time hours, a general membership will be required. There is also a $92 CKC racing fee that is required in order to race.

High Performance Paddling

Price: $300 + race fees

7:30-9am daily & dryland  Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30-10:15am

This program is designed for athletes wishing to compete at a higher level.  Practices will be technique focused with emphasis placed on racing plans and race preparation. Participants in this group is by invite only.


Dryland practice is three times a week.  Opportunities for practices at Lake Banook may also be available and will be determined once the 2021 racing schedule has been posted by ADCKC.