Junior Kayaking and Canoeing Courses
Learn To Paddle Week, 5 Days - £350
Looking for a full week of paddle sports? During this course children take part in kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. The week will start with the instructor teaching the basic skills of each sport and these will be developed throughout the week. The course focuses on the BC Paddle Award Start and BC Paddle Award Discover syllabuses, alongside the BSUPA Born to Ride qualification.
Paddle sports tend to be the easiest for the children to pick up so once the basic skills have been taught lots of games can be played which help consolidate the skills and provide a lot of fun. More advanced skills can then be taught as the week progresses.
At the end of the course the children will receive certificates for the awards they have gained.
The following 2 and 3 day courses are only run during some school holidays so please contact the centre for availability.
Beginner Paddlesports, 2 Days - £160
Paddle sports are extremely popular in this area with a number of rivers and lakes that can be explored. It is important to learn the basics before venturing out and this course is ideal. During this course, the children will be taught the basic skills in kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. They will work towards the BC Paddle Award Start and BSUPA Born to Ride qualifications and these will be awarded to the children at the end of the course.
The instructor will teach the children a variety of skills to help them safely manoeuvre their craft and the children will play lots of games and complete challenges to help consolidate the skills whilst having lots of fun.
Improver Paddlesports, 3 Days - £240
This course is perfect for those who have their BC Paddle Award Start and BSUPA Born to Ride certificate and are looking to progress their skills. This three-day course will recap on the skills already learnt and introduce more skills and techniques to help the children become more confident and skilful paddlers. The children will take part in kayaking, canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboarding where they will be introduced to different types of SUP for example, racing, touring and surfing.
The course will follow the BC Paddle Award Discover and BSUPA Born to Race, Tour and Surf syllabuses and these will be awarded to the children on successful completion of the course. The majority of this course will be spent learning new skills and playing games to consolidate the skills.
This course runs over 3 full days. If you feel a little rusty add on the Beginner Paddlesports Course which acts as a great refresher.
Courses can be booked online or by calling the centre on 01628 638860.