Courses and Programs

The ORR attempts to offer a broad range of programs.  For those wanting an introduction to whitewater and the basic of the strokes, learning to roll etc, we or our partners, offer courses throughout the year, including pool sessions in the winter.  Those interested in developing more advanced skills are offered the opportunity through clinics or sessions.

For those interested in getting their children into our ongoing kayak programs, whether it be the competitive stream or recreational whitewater paddling, the best entry point is one of our summer camps as many of our Spring or Fall programs require some basic whitewater skills as a pre-requisite. 

For more advanced paddlers, coaching is offered by age group.  This includes cadets, juniors(under 18), seniors and masters/adults.  All courses, sessions or coaching fees are not included in the ORR membership.

Introductory Courses

Please note, that while we do offer introductory whitewater paddling courses/camps for children, and youth, we only occasionally have scheduled Intro courses for adults. We will though, on occasion, offer a custom adult, young children,  family or group introductory course, upon request, and subject to the participants becoming club members. The cost is ~$25-$30/hour for private lessons and ~$15-$20/hour for semi-private or group lessons, including all equipment. The best time for these lessons are during the summer (June, July, August) when we employ more instructors to staff our summer camps and to also teach adults. The entry poiint for most of our year-round programs are via summer courses and camps. 

Please complete this form if you are interested in such a course.

For adults looking for Introductory Courses, we also encourage you to  search out Commercial Paddling Schools. A number of companies offer courses at Champlain Bridge, Palmer Rapids, the Ottawa River, the Madawaska, and other local Ontario or Quebec rivers. MKC offers instruction at the Pumphouse with their MKC in the City program. Taking a course before becoming a club member is an excellent way to transition into Whitewater Paddling.

NEW: 2018 Adult Intro Clinic

We will be running Adult Intro Clinics in June and July. All information can be found here

Registration Link   $165 + Whitewater Ontario fees of $10 or take an ORR membership


Upon completion of an Introductory Course, we do offer ongoing supervised paddling sessions, to take you to the next level, and to make you comfortable in whitewater. Please see Evening Sessions for more information.

For further information on any of our programs, please email us by visiting the "Contact Us" page or explore the other menu items in this area.

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