Our Programs are set up so that participants will have a positive experience at the sport.  Emphasis is on teaching proper techniques and how to achieve an overall better level of fitness in order to participate effectively in regattas held throughout the summer.

Paddling Dates 2018-
Atom- Midget
July 3 - August 28


Session 1- July 3-27
Session 2- July 30- Aug 28

Ages 4-8. 
Groups will be determined by age and experience level. 
1 session per day Mon-Fri. 
Ratio of paddler to coach not to exceed 6:1
Equipment required- lifejacket

ATOM (Born in 2007, 2008 or 2009 )  Under 11 on January 1, 2018

Instruction is focused on the fundamentals of the sport.  These include balance, proper stroke technique, steering and boat control.  Also general fitness and introduction to small boats.  The Atlantic Division of the CKC holds 2 Atom regattas for this age group.  This age group is normally striving for the bronze certification in the Canoe Kids Program.
There is a fitness component to this program which consist of running and other dry land exercises.  It is important that participants come prepared to the club with running shoes and a life jacket, as well as a change of clothes.  A bun for canoeing is also required.  If your child is participating in the regattas, an Abenaki headband is required. These are available for purchase at the canteen.

There are two 1 hour and 15 minute sessions for this group each day.  One for small boats and one devoted to war canoe.

PEEWEE (Born in 2005 or 2006 )  Under 13 on January 1, 2018

Instruction at this level is geared toward refining the skills learned in the Atom program and teaching these skills to those who are just staring at this age.  Participants at this level will be training to acquire fitness and to refine stroke technique.  The Atlantic Division holds 3 regattas for this age group, one in Windsor, one at Maskwa, and the Champs on lake Banook at the end of the summer.

The equipment requirements for this age group  include a bun and singlet as well as running shoes and a dry change of clothes.  One may consider the purchase of their own paddle at this time, however this is normally done when a child stops growing.  Life jackets are not required for practices and races, however are recommended for weak swimmers and beginners.  Participants are required to wear a life belt for all practices and races.  There are two 1 hour and 15 minute sessions per day for each participant.

BANTAM (Born in 2003 or 2004) under 15 on January 1, 2018​/ MIDGET (Born in 2001 or 2002) Under 17 on Jan. 1, 2018

Instruction at this level includes more intense practice schedules as workouts are designed to prepare the paddler for higher level competitions.  Races at this age group are 1000m except for war canoe, C4 and K4.  Training is geared to increase the aerobic fitness of the participant with emphasis on distance training.  There is also a dry land fitness component which includes running as well as other exercises to increase strength and fitness.

There are three regattas for Bantam as well, including "Champs" at summer's end.  Midget regattas are currently being planned by ADCKC at this time.  Equipment which is essential would be running shoes, singlet for racing, lifebelt and a dry change of clothes.  This group also trains with 2 sessions per day.  One for small boats and one for war canoe.  Each session lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.  NOTE- for those looking for a tougher and higher level of training, consider the "high performance" group.  Speak to our coach during spring paddling or contact our head coach or paddling chair for more information.

Designed for children who would like to learn to paddle but do not want to join the club for a full day program.  There are no membership privileges or other costs with this program.  Takes place two evenings per week (Monday and Wednesday) 
Sign up for either July or August, or both at $100 per month.

Session 1- July 9- Aug 1
Session 2- Aug 6- Aug 27

For this program to run, we need a minimum of 6 children per group.  There is a maximum of 18.  You will be contacted by the coach before the program begins.

A great and fun way for all members of the family to enjoy the club.  Bring the family or come yourself.  Available on evenings and weekends.


All equipment, with the exception of life jackets are available to purchase at Open House, Opening Day and throughout the summer at the canteen. 

  • Buns
  • Atom Headbands
  • Singlets
  • Lifebelts

We do have many lifejackets at the club to borrow, however some prefer to have their own. Please be sure to clearly label ALL of your purchased equipment and check the lost and found bin frequently! 


Summer Paddling Schedule


ATOM- 9:00-10:15    
Girls- small boats
Boys- war canoe

PEEWEE- 10:15-11:30
Girls-small boats
Boys-war canoe

Girls- small boats
Boys- war canoe


ATOM- 12:45-2:00
Girls- war canoe
Boys- small boats

PEEWEE- 2:00-3:15
Girls- war canoe
Boys- small boats

Girls- war canoe

Boys- small boats 

Coaching Jobs 2019:

Please check out the ADCKC Website in the "about" section to apply for coaching positions. Inquiries can be sent to