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Junior Summer Paddle Camp

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Junior Beginner Canoe & Kayak Courses

Richmond Canoe Club 2020 Paddle Camps

Paddle Camps at Richmond Canoe Club are five day beginners’ kayak and canoe courses for children from aged 10 – 14.

At this time (July 2020), due to Covid-19 pandemic and Government and British Canoeing rules, we are not permitted to use club’s indoor areas or any crew boats. Instead of 2019 format, in July 2020, we will run a series of 5-day, Monday-Friday courses, either in the mornings or afternoons. The times are chosen so that they coincide with periods of no tidal flow on the Richmond stretch of the Thames.

Course 1: 9:30 – 11:00, Mon 20 July – Fri 24 July

Course 2: 11:00 – 12:30, Mon 20 July – Fri 24 July

Course 3: 13:30 – 15:00, Mon 27 July – Fri 31 July

Course 4: 15:00 – 16:30, Mon 27 July – Fri 31 July

To apply, complete the application form and pay using our page on WebCollect.

We will review this format in line with any further changes to Covid rules and we will advise about August courses by the second half of July.

Course participants will be split into groups of maximum of 4 paddlers, each with an individual coach and assistant enabling close supervision and safe learning environment.

Richmond is a racing club with approximately 400 members of all abilities, from beginner paddlers, to elite junior and senior team GB members. We race at marathon and sprint events regionally, nationally and internationally.

This is an ideal opportunity to spend part of the summer holiday amongst other potential new friends, on a beautiful stretch of the Thames boasting plentiful wildlife while learning a new sport.

See our FAQs here for more information

For T&Cs see here

For more information please contact paddlecamps@richmondcanoe.club