Intermediate Open Paddle Night


The Intermediate Open Paddle Program is designed for intermediate or advanced paddlers who have previously participated in a Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club paddling program. There will be a coach opening the boat house and running safety boat however the on water session will be self-directed. This program is ideal for individuals that want more time on the water and because of the great value is a good choice for individuals that struggle with a weekly commitment. 


Practice Details: 

Mondays: 6:30 - 8:00pm  

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavilion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Registration:

This program begins on June 18th and ends mid September . Sign up is for the whole season. 

Cost is $120, participants must have NKCC membership and CKBC insurance 

To register for membership and insurance click HERE!

To register for the program click HERE!



Learn to Train Skills Camp


The Learn to Train Skills Camp is the entry level program to the Nelson Kayak Canoe Club Sprint Team. Developed through fun games and drills, athletes will improve paddling technique, balance and will have an opportunity to experience team boats. This program has a smaller ratio of athletes to coaches and is an ideal learning environment. These two week sessions are a mandatory starting point for athletes under the age of 12 or athletes trying the sport for the first time.


Practice Details: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Learn to Train Skills Camp Registration:

This program needs a minimum of four participants to run each session. If minimum is not met, session will be posponed.

The third two week session will run from June 18th - June 28th

To register for the third session starting June 19th click HERE!

To register for the fourth session starting July 3rd click HERE!

To register for the fifth session starting July 24th click HERE! (one week only)

To register for the sixth session starting July 31st click HERE!

To register for the seventh session starting August 14th click HERE!

To register for the eighth session starting August 28th click HERE!

Each two week session is $65

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding the Learn to Train Skills Camps.



Sprint Team Program - Regatta Ready


The Regatta Ready Intermediate Level program of the Nelson Kayak Canoe Club Sprint Team is designed for athletes who have some experience in sprint canoe/kayak. This program offers three practices per week, where athletes develop their paddling skills through drills, techniques, and games. In this program, athletes will have opportunities to race at different provincial regattas and local race nights.


Practice Details: 

Monday and Wednesday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm 
Saturday 9am - 11am

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Sprint Program Registration Spring 2018:

Program Fees: $195.00 from May 1st to June 15th  - that's a lot of sessions for your money!  Not all sessions are mandatory, however athletes benefit from participating in as many of the practices as possible. There will be a summer program starting June 16th until mid September.

To be a part of an Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club program individuals must have CKBC insurance and NKCC membership. To register for your insurance and membership click HERE

Register for program here: http://nelsonkayakandcanoeclub.sportical.com/events/3875

Shoulder season paddling requires appropriate cold water immersion apparel. 

Example of appropriate clothing for spring paddling is: 

  • lycra tights/leggings with a loose fit over shorts
  • polypropylene long sleeve underwear 
  • lighter shirt
  • light windbreaker
  • hat/toque
  • water shoes/flip flops
  • towel
  • change of clothes/warm up clothes

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding Regatta Ready Sprint Team details.



Sprint Team Program- High Performance

New to 2018, The Nelson Kayak Canoe Club is offering...

High Performance Training!


The High Performance Advanced Level program of the Nelson Kayak Canoe Club Sprint Team is designed for athletes who have experience in racing sprint canoe/kayak and are driven to train five days a week in a self-directed, high-intensity environment. Athletes in this program will race at different provincial and national regattas.


Practice Details: 

Monday and Wednesday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:30am - 7:30am 

Saturday 9am - 11pm 

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Sprint Program High Performance 2018 Season Registration:

Program Fees: $245 for May 1st to Jun 15th.  Not all sessions are mandatory, however athletes benefit from participating in as many of the practices as possible. 

*** Entry into this program is at the discretion of the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club coaching team.***

To be a part of an Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club program individuals must have CKBC insurance and NKCC membership. To register for your insurance and membership click HERE

Register Here: http://nelsonkayakandcanoeclub.sportical.com/events/3876

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding High Performance Sprint Team details.



Thursday Night Race Night


This fun and social race night is a great opportunity to meet paddlers from other programs and race in a time controlled distance race. Race night is open to those who have participated in club programing and are competent in canoe or kayak. 


Details: 

Thursdays: 6:30 pm 

Race night is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.


Registration:

This Program begins on June 21st 

Price is $5 per race 


Race night 2, June 28th : regisiter HERE

Race night 3, July 5th : regisiter HERE

Race night 4, July 12th : register HERE

Race night 5, July 19th : register HERE

Race night 6, July 26th : register HERE

Race night 7, August 2nd : register HERE

Race night 8, August 9th : register HERE

Race night 9, August 16th : register HERE

Race night 10, August 23rd : register HERE

Race night 11, August 30th  : register HERE

Race night 12, Septmeber 6th : register HERE

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Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding race night!



Adult Learn To-sdays


The Learn-to Tuesday Adult Paddler Program will introduce paddling technique and is designed for adults with little to no sprint paddling experience. This program is also recommended for recreational paddlers looking to improve their stroke development. The First Year Adult Program has a smaller ratio of athletes to coaches and is an ideal learning environment. These oen month sessions are a great way to try the sport!


**the following information is subject to change in the next few weeks**

Practice Details: 

Tuesdays: 6:00 - 8:00pm  

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavilion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Registration:

Thie next session begins in July. Sign up is for 5 weeks and includes 5 paddling sessions.

Cost is $115, participants must have NKCC membership and CKBC insurance 

To register for membership and insurance click HERE!

To register for the program click HERE!

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding the Adult Learn to Tuesdays.



Summer Camps

- SPEND THE SUMMER ON THE WATER - 

 

These fun summer camps are designed for children between the ages of 8 – 16. Children will develop kayaking and canoeing skills, while making friends, and having fun on the water.


Details: 

  • Weekly camps run through July and August from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, from Tuesday to Friday. 

Registration:

Week 1: July 3rd-6th register HERE!

Week 2: July 10th-13th register HERE!

Week 3: July 24th-27th register HERE!


Special day camps in Sunshine Bay:

July 16th Adult evening session register  HERE!

July 17th Morning register HERE!

July 17th Afternoon register HERE!


Week 4: July 31st- August 1st register HERE!

Week 5: August 7th- 10th  register HERE!

Week 6: August 14th - 17th  register HERE!

 



Private/Group Lessons

WHY DO PRIVATE LESSONS WITH US?

  •  To learn how to kayak and/or canoe in our sprint boats or your personal boat.
  •  To improve your paddling technique.
  •  To develop fundamental skills and feel confident paddling on your own!
  •  Have private one-on- one lessons with our certified coaches.
  •  Make life-long memories of paddling around on Kootenay lake! 

Details:

Private lessons are available starting June 1st.

A minimum of 1.5 hour lesson is required.

1-12 participants for a group lesson.

Registration:

1:1 Lesson for 1.5 hours $60

Group lessons:

2 participants, 1.5 hours $40 each 

3 participants, 1.5 hours $35 each 

4-6 participants, 1.5 hours $30 each

8 participants or more, 1.5 hours $25 each 

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding Private Lessons.