2016 – Adventure Kayak Camp – 2016

Canoeing Ireland is proud to announce the launch of its Summer Adventure Kayak Camps. The camps are aimed at young people between the ages of 8 and 16 and will run consecutively for 8 weeks in June, July and August 2016.


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  • The aim of the camps is to promote the sport of kayaking by introducing young people to it in a safe and fun environment.
  • To progress those who enjoy the sport already.
  • To have fun, learn a new sport, gain the basic skills (Level 1, 2 & 3 skills award certificates can be attained).
  • Promote team building and awareness between young people.
  • To make new friends.
  • To make new friends.

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 Camp Dates

Week 1: Monday, 27th  June – Friday 1st   July

Week 2: Monday 4th July – Friday 8th July

Week 3: Monday, 11th  July – Friday 15th July

Week 4: Monday 18th July – Friday 22nd  July  (Advanced Camp)

Week 5: Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July

Week 6: Monday 31st  August – Friday 5th August

Week 7: Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August (Advanced Camp)

Week 8: Monday 15th August – Friday 19th  August

Week9: Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August

Camp Duration

Junior Camp:  8 – 12yrs old

Two camps per week on selected weeks

Morning Camp 10am until 1pm
Afternoon Camp 2pm until 5pm

Senior Camp: 13 – 16yrs old, 10am until 3pm

Advanced Camp: 10am – 3:30pm on the week of Monday 18th July – Friday 22nd  July  & week of Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August (See Below for more information)

Advanced Junior summer Camp 2016


Per Child:

Junior Camp:  Weekly Camp: €90

Senior Camp: Weekly Camp: €130

Advanced Camp: €150


  • Weekly Camp: €5 Discount for each sibling
  • 10% discount on group bookings of 4+ (must be made in one booking)
  • 20% discount on group bookings of 8+ (must be made in one booking)
  • Early booking before 22nd  May 2016 receive 10% discount

Note: 1 discount may be applied per booking

 How to book

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  1. Download an Application form Here
  2. Email the application form to paddlesessions@canoe.ie or post to our address: Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sport Hq, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15


Advanced Summer Camp 2016

Advanced Summer Camp 2016

Course Information

This camp is aimed at the junior paddler who is looking to take the next step forward in their kayaking journey. By the end of this excellent course, the paddler will have the ‘building blocks’ of skills and knowledge to operate as an effective member of a group in the white water environment. Safety, self-reliance and paddle skills form the core aspects of this course that has been tailor designed to improve upon the junior paddlers already developed skills. There will be a level 3 skills assessment at the end of the week for those who feel ready and are over 12 years of age. Advanced camp will be run by qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors

Week Starting Finish Month Group Time
1 18th 22nd July Advance Camp 10.00 – 16:00
1 8th 12th August Advance Camp 10:00 – 16:00

Course Requirements

  • The course is for juniors who hold a level 2 skills certificate and have some understanding of level 3 kayak skills.
  • Must be at least ten years of age
The camp will concentrate on:
Level 3 skills Rolling Practice
River Safety and Rescue 1 Full day river trip (Level 3 skills assessment 12+)
Tailored paddle stroke clinics

Course Price:  150 Euro

How to Book: Download an Application Form here


Email form to Paddlesessions@canoe.ie

The Camp will operate from our Training Centre on the Strawberry beds, Lucan. Link

What to bring

We supply all the kayaking gear. What you need to bring is appropriate clothing for under the wetsuit, Shorts/Swimming gear, warm fleece/hoodie or thermal that can get wet and also old runners and a towel. If you have your own wet gear you are welcome to bring that.

Don’t bring any of your good stuff!  It’s a busy half/full day so you’ll need a packed lunch with lots of snacks, plenty to drink to keep yourself hydrated throughout.

Children must be signed in and out of the camp everyday by a parent or guardian, we do not allow children to “come and go” by themselves.