Youth Programs

Youth Beginner Intro to Kayaking

11 years old+

We do not currently have any courses geared specifically to this age group in the summer, but Youth aged 11 and older are very welcome to join our Adult kayaking classes.

Getting kids 11+ years old into kayaking.

Where: Kinsmen
When: Sundays 6:30PM to 8:00 PM.
What: 4 weeks in duration, exposing the participants to all the basic skills required for whitewater kayaking.
Dates:

  • Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 11
  • Feb 18, 25, Mar 11, 25
  • Apr 8, 15, 29, May 6

Cost: $89

After you sign up for a membership, you will be able to register for the Youth Beginner Intro to Kayaking program through your online account.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us.


Kids in Kayak

6 – 10 years old

We do not have any summer courses for this age group.

A progressive and fun approach to introduce young kids to the sport of kayaking.

The emphasis is on having fun while learning some basic skills, but above all the sessions focus on having fun.

Each cycle is 4 weeks long and goes from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Sunday nights in the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre West warmup pool.

The instructors may divide the group if the registration numbers warrant.

Dates:

  • Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 11
  • Feb 18, 25, Mar 11, 25
  • Apr 8, 15, 29, May 6

Cost: $20

After you sign up for a membership, you will be able to register for the Kids in Kayak program through your online account.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us.


Intermediate Youth/Alberta Summer Games Training

11 years old+

This course teaches advanced strokes for slalom, canoe polo, games and general kayak practice. This is aimed at those that already know the basic kayak strokes and want to improve their technique. Summer Games this year will be July 16-22, 2018 in Grande Prairie. There will be an additional pre-camp announced at a later date (extra cost applies). Check this out for more information.

This group will practice together Sunday nights for all 12 weeks of our Winter/Spring pool schedule, starting January 7, 2017.

Also included is our trip to the WEM World Water Park Wave pool! (Date: TBA)

Dates: Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 11, 25, Apr 8, 15, 29, May 5
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $150

After you sign up for a membership, you will be able to register for this program through your online account.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us.


Youth/Student Drop In Sessions

Drop in paddling sessions do not cost anything throughout the summer at Rundle Park. However, EWP equipment will not be accessible at all times. Contact us to find out when you can expect a group of EWP paddlers to join.

Starting October 26, 2017, young paddlers who do not want to enrol in a course can still drop in to paddle on Thursday nights (9:00-10:00pm).

EWP membership is required to paddle and to use the club equipment.

Cost:

  • $10 per 2 hour session
  • $60 for 8 sessions

Payment for sessions must be made before getting on the water. Usage is tracked through our online system every evening.


Youth/Student Drop In Sessions (Advanced Polo)

Drop in paddling sessions do not cost anything throughout the summer at Rundle Park. However, EWP equipment will not be accessible at all times. Contact us to find out when you can expect a group of EWP paddlers to join.

Also starting October 26, 2017, youth paddlers with substantial polo experience can play polo on Thursday nights (9:30-11:00pm) and Sunday nights (7:00pm-9:00pm) with the adult advanced polo group. There is extra cost to joining this group compared to the general youth drop-in rate.

EWP membership is required to paddle and to use the club equipment.

Earn a discount when packages of 8 sessions are purchased. Sessions are valid for the 2017/2018 winter sessions only.

Cost:

  • $15 per 2 hour session
  • $80 for 8 sessions

Payment for sessions must be made before getting on the water. Usage is tracked through our online system every evening.

After you sign up for a membership, you will be able to purchase drop in sessions through your online account.

If you have any questions about our drop-in sessions, please contact us.

Trips

EWP organizes and leads various Whitewater and Sea Kayaking/Touring trips throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall geared at various ages and skill levels. Click the button below to learn more.

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