What better distraction on long summer days than a one month paddling course! This course is two days a week, a total of 12 hours through 8 sessions. All equipment supplied. Cancellations due to inclement weather, or occasional adjustments to schedule, may occur. Minimum registration required to run the course.
Children 8-12 years; with some exceptions
Mondays & Wednesdays: 4-5:30pm
Membership is Chinook’s most affordable option (only $142/month and more paddling fun) if your child loves paddling Sprint Kayak or wants to learn. The Beginners Program runs April through September, and requires club membership. Membership is $850 for months of paddling and regatta fun.
Chinook provides level-appropriate programming, certified NCCP Community, Entry Level Competitive (ELCC) and Comp Dev paddling coaches, sprint kayaks, paddles and equipment, safety boat and safety equipment, dock facilities, public washrooms; some development programs include waterfront gym access, hot showers, and private boat storage when available.
Fun for new, recreational and developing paddlers. Children start in our Mini-Lightnings learning the basics of Sprint Kayak and may take part in an occasional beginner’s regatta at coach’s discretion. Intake from ages 8-12 years (flexible). Three days a week. After school Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30pm AND Saturdays 11-12:30pm. A Monday/Wednesday/Saturday option may be added due to increases in enrollment. Contact us if this interests you. Membership is $850 and Dev 3 runs April through September. Occasional schedule adjustments and additions may occur throughout the season. Contact us to register.
These programs build on the skills acquired in Dev 3 and provide increased opportunities for competitive training and paddling. They run from four up to six sessions a week, with additional sessions in summer. Athletes represent Chinook at BC Cup regattas and Pacific Cup Championships. Enrollment in Dev 4 is at coach’s discretion. Multiple after school weekday sessions Monday to Friday and Saturday. Spring membership April through to September. Fall membership begins October 1st and includes gym facilities, off-water weights and cross-training. Occasional schedule adjustments and summer additional hours may occur.
Chinook’s Comp Dev program is for advanced competitive and performance athletes. Entry into this challenging competitive program prepares Train-to-Train and Train-to-Compete athletes for National and International racing and is at the discretion of Chinook’s Comp Dev Head Coach.