Youth Paddling Programs

Spring has sprung and the Ottawa River Runners are thrilled to announce that our new head coach has developed a number of exciting paddling programs for 2023! As the sun shines brighter and the days grow warmer, there’s no better way to foster a love of the great outdoors in your children than by signing them up to spend time on the water paddling. Now is the perfect time to secure your child’s spot in a program that promises to be both fun and educational. But don’t wait too long—spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with programs starting next month.

The Ottawa River Runners’ paddling programs are designed to inspire and empower children through a unique blend of physical activity, skill development, and camaraderie. Our experienced and certified instructors are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment where your child can learn essential paddling techniques, develop a deep appreciation for our magnificent waterways, and forge lasting friendships with fellow young paddlers. Don’t let your child miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the beauty and wonders of the Ottawa River. Register today and set sail on a spring adventure they’ll never forget!

Below are three different PDFs, which you can download, that detail our offerings for Ripples (under 12 years or age), Youth Paddling, Cadet and Juniors interested in our development programing.

If you are interested in any of these offerings or have any questions, ORR’s Head Coach Jen Gratto can be reached at [email protected].

Finally, don’t forget that the Ottawa River Runners also offer summer camps for those looking for an introduction to flat and whitewater paddling.