Our Summer Camp program is designed to introduce kids aged 8-13 years 
to the sport of racing canoe and kayak. Daily activities include on-water practice, 
team building games, swimming classes in the nearby Oak Ridges Community Center etc.


All campers must meet the Minimum Swim Ability guideline: 

Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Certification

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RHCC is a competitive sprint canoe and kayak racing club for youth (10+) and adults.  We also share our love of the sport with the community through summer programs such as summer camp (ages 8 - 14), Adult Introduction to canoe / kayak, Dragonboat and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP).  We have about 70-80 competitive members from beginners to national champions and hundreds of summer community participants.  All are welcome - no experience is necessary to join.

What group should I join? How does the group progression work for competitive programs? 
The minimum swim requirement for ALL RHCC Paddlers: able to swim 75m  without a lifejacket or aid, and able to tread water for 1.5 minutes.   (EQUIVALENT TO PASSED RED CROSS LEVEL 6 OR LSS SWIMMER 5)

Age 8-10 :      Summer Camp.  Please note the swim requirement above. 
Age 10-12:     A week of Summer camp is recommended first, then join Racing Development (RD)
Our camp coaches can assess readiness for RD.  Enthusiastic athletes can also enter RD directly, at the older end of this age range
Age 13-14:     Join RD directly.  If you prefer, do a week of summer camp to "try it out"
Age 15-16 who want a competitive program:     Join RD directly.  Older youth often progress quickly to higher level groups.  We have successful athletes competing nationally by age 18-19 who joined at this age.
Age 15+ who want a recreational class: Join a summer programs such as Adult Intro or SUP
The Head Coach will move youth up through groups as they progress
For new members, joining part way through the season, we will prorate the cost to your start date.

Looking for some instruction for recreational paddling? Adult Introductory or private lessons
I want to try something new for a couple of sessions: SUP or Canoe/Kayak Adult Introductory
I want to join a social sport, ongoing, that only has 1 practice a week: Try Dragonboat!
I'd like to learn sprint canoe/kayak and eventually compete:  Take the 4 week Adult Introductory class then join Coached Masters.
Alumni Sprint Paddler with your own racing boat?  Experienced Masters or Junior Masters
Alumni Sprint Paddler without your own boat?   Join Coached Masters directly.  We have a wide range of beginner to advanced paddlers in Coached Masters. For recent Alumni Sprint Paddlers, over 18, who wish to continue paddling racing boats for fitness and recreation, but not competitively, join our Alumni Paddling Program to paddle when the High Performance group is on the water with a safety boat, but without receiving coaching.  

Racing Development (Youth Entry)
Stand Up Paddleboard