Age: 7-10 & 11-14
Summer is an excellent time to get out and about on the water and have a go at messing about in boats and that’s exactly what we will be doing on this course. Spending time in both canoes and kayaks, you will get the opportunity to learn new techniques and develop your skills. You don’t need to have any prior watersports experience to take part other than a willingness to have a go and get wet! We will start the week with the basic skills needed to move your craft through the water (with plenty of more challenging tasks for anyone who has done it before) and progress through to the finer skills of a seasoned paddler. We will also cover rescue skills in both craft to ensure that everyone is safe and can help each other back into their boats. Of course, there will be lots of opportunities to play games and compete against each other which can lead to people going for an unplanned swim so watch out!
Participants, over a full week, are expected to attain* the following awards inclusive within the course fees;
- British Canoeing : Paddle Start or Paddle Discover Paddle Award
- British Standup Paddleboard Association : Ready to Ride Award
* subject to meeting the required standards of personal competency
The course is held at Milton Country Park and transport from The Perse School will be provided each way.
The practical content of all courses will be led by Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust and their staff team. You can find more information at their website by clicking here
The lead coach will be ‘British Canoeing UKCC Level 2’ / ‘Canoe and Kayak Coach – sheltered inland’ or higher and / or British Standup Paddleboard Association Level 2 Instructor, or higher.
Other members of staff will be a ‘British Canoeing UKCC Level 1 / Paddlesport Instructor or higher and / or British Standup Paddleboard Association Level 1 Instructor, or higher.