SMALL WAVES STRONG MINDS PADDLING

SPC Youth Paddling Program (Ages 7 to 14)

The ultimate youth paddling program in the heart of Toronto. The program introduces kids to a variety of paddling disciplines such as kayaks, outrigger canoes and stand up paddle boards. Our program is built with the guidance of the Canoe and Kayak Canada LTAD (Long term athlete development) plan to ensure our kids focus on developing the proper framework for a life long journey in the sport. The program will have a balance of technical instruction along with fun and play-based learning. Weekend competition opportunities will be provided to campers who wish to get more involved in the sport at no extra fee, however, racing is not a required component of the program.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Develop long-term transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication

  • Learn and develop a love for paddling and outdoor activities including outrigger canoes, stand up paddling, kayak

  • Build general fitness through speed, strength, endurance and flexibility 

  • Provide a fun and safe learning environment for all participants

  • Provide best coach to participant ratio of 1:6

Have questions or want to learn more about the program? Contact us at youth@sunnysidepc.ca

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are committed to following the City of Toronto's safety guidelines and maintaining physical distance. All equipment will be sanitized before and after each session. Each session is limited to 6 paddlers to ensure physical distancing practice. Participants will be required to complete an at-home health screen prior to attending each session. Health screens must be submitted prior to attending a registered session.  Please see our full COVID-19 Safety Plan HERE

OUTRIGGER CANOE & FITNESS

An Outrigger Canoe is a type of racing canoe that has lateral floats (aka ama) which are fastened to the hull/main body to give it stability. The Outrigger Canoe was used in ancient times as a means of travel and is now used for racing around the world. Participants will learn the fundamentals and foundations of paddling and boat control. Opportunities will be available to surf! The dryland fitness component will focus on suppleness, speed and movement literacy (running, jumping, hoping, throwing) 

MONDAY,WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

9AM:CHECK IN

9:10-9:40AM: WARM UP

10-10:50AM: OC

11:10-12PM: FITNESS/ On-land games

12:30PM: PICK UP

Slot 1: July 5,7,9 ($150) FULL

Slot 2: July 12,14,16 ($150) FULL

Slot 3: July 19,21,23 ($150) FULL

Slot 4: July 26,28,30 ($150) FULL

Slot 5: August 4,6 ($100) FULL

Slot 6: August 9,11,13 ($150) FULL 

Slot 7: August 16,18,20 ($150) FULL

Slot 8: August 23,25,27 ($150) FULL

Slot 9: August 30, Sept 1,3 ($150) FULL  

-All equipment including life jackets and paddles will be provided. 

-All U16 athletes must wear a non-inflatable Government of Canada approved PFD while engaged in any on-water activity;

-no prior paddling experience needed.

-Participants should be confident swimmers.

*2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR JULY & AUGUST"

REGISTER HERE

KAYAK & STAND UP PADDLE BOARD (SUP)

A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is typically propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle. Stand up paddle boarding is an outdoor water sport activity in which a rider stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to move through the water. Youth in the program will learn the foundations and fundamentals of paddling and controling the boats. . 

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

9AM:CHECK IN

9:10-9:40AM: WARM UP

10-10:50AM: KAYAK

11:10AM-12PM: SUP

12:30PM: PICK UP

Slot 1: July 6,8  ($100) FULL

Slot 2: July 13,15 ($100) FULL

Slot 3: July 20,22 ($100) FULL

Slot 4: July 27,29 ($100) FULL

Slot 5: August 3,5 ($100) FULL

Slot 6: August 10,12 ($100) FULL

Slot 7: August 17,19 ($100) FULL

Slot 8: August 24,26 ($100) FULL

Slot 9: August 31, Sept 2 ($100) FULL

-All equipment including life jackets and paddles will be provided.

-All U16 athletes must wear a non-inflatable Government of Canada approved PFD while engaged in any on-water activity;

-No prior paddling experience needed.

-Participants should be confident swimmers.

*2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR JULY & AUGUST"

REGISTER HERE: