2020 Junior Paddle Camps

Paddle Camps at Richmond Canoe Club are five day beginners’ courses for children from age 10 to age 14 to learn how to kayak and canoe. We offer the opportunity to have five days on the beautiful river at Richmond learning how to paddle our junior racing boats. The days run from 9am to 4pm and include lunch and snacks. Our coaches run water and land sessions and with a mixture of fun and competition.

Due to Covid 19 crisis and current social distancing rules, at the moment we are unable to confirm whether we will be running our junior Paddle Camps. However, we anticipate a gradual lifting of restrictions and a possibility that outdoor group events like our Paddle Camps could be allowed over the summer. Provisional weeks for 2020 Paddle Camps are:

  • 20 – 24 July
  • 27 – 31 July
  • 3 – 7 August
  • 10 – 14 August
  • 17 – 21 August
  • 24 – 28 August

If you are interested for your child to attend, please complete a Registration of Interest form and we will email you as soon as we have any new information.




Beginners sessions for juniors from ages 11 – 16 are run all year round. Children should be able to swim at least 100 metres in paddling clothing. Once a child has completed an introductory course he or she can continue paddling at Richmond by joining one of our junior training groups. If you are interested please contact us by email or sign up to an introductory course at the link below.



After completing the introductory course the next step is to become a member of the club and join a junior group. In most cases new juniors will come down to the club once a week on Saturdays. Further down the line there are also sessions available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Richmond is a racing club and when ready, juniors will be encouraged to take part in local canoeing events with the opportunity of national ones too. These take place on weekends generally Sundays with some Saturdays. If you have any questions please have a chat with the coach personally.


Many of our established juniors are competitive in the higher levels of the sport including some who race at international level. As well as having the opportunity to be coached by some of the best coaches and paddlers in the country any or all of the senior sessions are open to join in with. For a summary of the sessions currently running look here on the senior training page.


Canoe sessions are on-going so it is possible to start at any time. Sessions are Monday and Tuesday, 6.00pm, Saturday at 12.00 and most Sundays at 10.00. Contact Marcus Gohar 07794 051301 or by email.  Richmond has a range of junior canoe paddlers from beginner to international standard.

Training Sessions

  • We run a very busy schedule of sessions at the club. The master schedule is here on Google sheets: LINK  | http://bit.ly/RCCschedule
  • We also have the same schedule on Google calendar: LINK  | iCAL  | http://bit.ly/RCCsessionCal
  • There is a private Facebook Richmond training group… Ask a fellow club member to include you if you’re not already in the group.