Paddling Camps

For over 10 years, The Canadian Canoe Museum has offered summer paddling day camps and multi-day canoe trips for youth ages 8-14. We provide a fun, safe and supportive environment for kids to interact with nature, hone their paddling skills, meet new friends and enjoy summertime in the Kawarthas to the fullest!

With a wide variety of sessions and program offerings, we’ve got something for everyone! From novice paddlers to the seasoned soloist, we’ve got awesome adventures awaiting all our campers.

We’re proud to teach “no-trace” camping principles as well as skill levels laid out by the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA). Our camps are run by ORCKA-certified instructors with years of experience facilitating on-water programming for youth. Our camp staff are also certified with a minimum of Wilderness Advanced First Aid and NLS lifeguarding certification.

Do you have questions about our camp programs? Not sure if they’re a good fit for your child? Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call 705-748-9153 ext. 218. We love to talk about camp and would be happy to chat with you!

Don’t forget – Canoe Museum Members receive discounts on summer camp registration. Become a member today and save!

Ready to Register? Download our 2018 Summer Camp Registration form.

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June 2018

Basics of Canoeing – One Day Camp

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peterborough Rowing Club, 3599 Nassau Mills Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y1 Canada
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$45
Boy in green canoe

This popular one day camp is perfect for first-time paddlers, and is a great way to get to know what a day-in-the-life of camp is like!

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July 2018

ORCKA Level 1 – Four Day Camp

July 3 @ 9:00 am - July 6 @ 4:00 pm
Peterborough Rowing Club, 3599 Nassau Mills Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y1 Canada
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$210
Kids in Canoe near Trent University

Ages 10-13 This four day camp is a great introduction to canoeing! We spend 4 fun-filled days on the water learning the basics of canoeing, playing paddling games, swimming, and gaining the skills outlined in the ORCKA Level 1 program. This day camp provides the perfect mix of on-water skill development, outdoor fun and games and traditional craft. For more information please email [email protected] or call 705-748-9153 ext. 218. /**/

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Waitlisted – ORCKA Level 2/3/4 – Five Day Camp

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 4:00 pm
Peterborough Rowing Club, 3599 Nassau Mills Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y1 Canada
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$250
Canoe over canoe rescue

This five day camp is perfect for youth who have already achieved their ORCKA Level 1 or higher.

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Waitlisted – ORCKA Level 1&2 – Five Day Camp

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Peterborough Rowing Club, 3599 Nassau Mills Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y1 Canada
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$250
Kids in Canoe near Trent University

This five day camp is a great introduction to canoeing and to the Museum!

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Basics of Canoeing – One Day Camp

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peterborough Rowing Club, 3599 Nassau Mills Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y1 Canada
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$45
Two boys smiling with lifejackets and paddles

This popular one day camp is perfect for first-time paddlers and is a great way to get to know what a day-in-the-life of camp is like!

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