Canoeing & Marine Eco Combo


This camp is a program for kids who want to learn about marine ecology and sailing.

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  • Description


    The Introductory Canoe program is designed to introduce participants to canoeing in a group setting. The program emphasizes learning boat control so that paddlers will gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to be safe and have fun. All groups are accompanied by coaches in ‘inflatable’ coach boats. Small tours around parts of English Bay are included when conditions are suitable.

    The Marine Eco Camp looks at the environment from Spanish Banks to Kits Beach. It helps kids understand the history of the area and the geography and evolution of the foreshore. The program is interactive and includes classroom sessions, beach activities and on-water exercises close to shore. Each week will include a nature walk, collecting and classifying shells, visit to the lifeguard station, shoreline cleanup, water sampling, weather forecasting and a guest speaker.

    Participants will learn about conservation and sustainability while taking part in activities designed and taught by University students with a background in Environmental Studies, Biology and Oceanography. We love the ocean and our local environment, the goal of this program is to instill that passion while offering fun and engaging activities and adventures.