ORCKA Level 1/2 - Five Day Camp
Jul
3
Jul 7

ORCKA Level 1/2 - Five Day Camp

Ages 11-13

This five day camp is a great introduction to canoeing and to the Museum! We spend 4 fun-filled days on the water learning the basics of canoeing, playing paddling games, swimming, and gaining the skills outlined in the ORCKA Level 1 and 2 programs. We also spend 1 full day at the Canoe Museum where we get to interact with the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world. We'll spend part of this day learning to carve our very own 24" poplar paddle using traditional skills and tools! This day camp provides the perfect mix of on-water skill development, outdoor fun and games and traditional craft. 

Basics of Canoeing - One Day Camp
Jul
5
9:00 am09:00

Basics of Canoeing - One Day Camp

Ages 8-10

This popular one day camp is a perfect introduction to the basics of canoeing and is a great way to get to know what a day-in-the-life of camp is like! We spend the day playing paddling and shoreline games that help us learn the skills needed to safely enjoy tandem paddling in calm conditions. Campers will also have some creative time in the shade in the sunniest hours to make one of our high-quality take-home projects. Plus, we'll have the chance to start the summer off right with a swim in the river!

ORCKA Level 2/3/4 - Five Day Camp
Jul
10
Jul 14

ORCKA Level 2/3/4 - Five Day Camp

Ages 11-14

This five day camp is perfect for youth who have already achieved their ORCKA Level 1 or higher. We spend 4 full days on the water learning advanced paddling skills, including solo paddling for those who are ready to tackle their Level 4! We also spend 1 full day at the Canoe Museum where we get to interact with the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world!

Basics of Canoeing - One Day Camp
Jul
12
9:00 am09:00

Basics of Canoeing - One Day Camp

Ages 8-10

This popular one day camp is a perfect introduction to the basics of canoeing and is a great way to get to know what a day-in-the-life of camp is like! We spend the day playing paddling and shoreline games that help us learn the skills needed to safely enjoy tandem paddling in calm conditions. Campers will also have some creative time in the shade in the sunniest hours to make one of our high-quality take-home projects. Plus, we'll have the chance to start the summer off right with a swim in the river!

ORCKA Level 1/2 - Five Day Camp
Jul
17
Jul 21

ORCKA Level 1/2 - Five Day Camp

Ages 10-12

This five day camp is a great introduction to canoeing and to the Museum! We spend 4 fun-filled days on the water learning the basics of canoeing, playing paddling games, swimming, and gaining the skills outlined in the ORCKA Level 1 and 2 programs. We also spend 1 full day at the Canoe Museum where we get to interact with the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world. We'll spend part of this day learning to carve our very own 24" poplar paddle using traditional skills and tools! This day camp provides the perfect mix of on-water skill development, outdoor fun and games and traditional craft. 

Basics of Canoeing - One Day Camp
Jul
19
9:00 am09:00

Basics of Canoeing - One Day Camp

Ages 8-10

This popular one day camp is a perfect introduction to the basics of canoeing and is a great way to get to know what a day-in-the-life of camp is like! We spend the day playing paddling and shoreline games that help us learn the skills needed to safely enjoy tandem paddling in calm conditions. Campers will also have some creative time in the shade in the sunniest hours to make one of our high-quality take-home projects. Plus, we'll have the chance to start the summer off right with a swim in the river!

Boys Kawartha Highlands Canoe Trip - Five Days
Jul
24
Jul 28

Boys Kawartha Highlands Canoe Trip - Five Days

Ages 11-13

This trip is a Canoe Museum favourite! We take full advantage of having Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park in our 'backyard'. This five day flat water trip for boys is a great introduction to backcountry camping and wilderness canoe tripping. Days are spent paddling, portaging and playing as we move campsites each day. Learn backcountry cooking, how to set up tents and tarps, and how to camp comfortably and safely. Transportation from Peterborough and back is included, along with all required gear and equipment. 

Girls Kawartha Highlands Canoe Trip - Five Days
Jul
24
Jul 28

Girls Kawartha Highlands Canoe Trip - Five Days

Ages 11-13

This trip is a Canoe Museum favourite! We take full advantage of having Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park in our 'backyard'. This five day flat water trip for girls is a great introduction to backcountry camping and wilderness canoe tripping. Days are spent paddling, portaging and playing as we move campsites each day. Learn backcountry cooking, how to set up tents and tarps, and how to camp comfortably and safely. Transportation from Peterborough and back is included, along with all required gear and equipment. 

Whitewater Week - Five Days on the Madawaska River
Jul
31
Aug 4

Whitewater Week - Five Days on the Madawaska River

Ages 14-16

We're ramping up the adventure and offering this intro to whitewater week on the Madawaska River! If you've ever wanted to play around in the waves and experience the rush of running a set of rapids then this session is right for you. We'll spend the first two days participating in a whitewater paddling clinic where we'll learn all the basic strokes and maneuvers from an expert instructor. Then we'll embark on a river trip filled with rapids and flat-water sections, portaging, swimming, backcountry cooking, camping and more!

Learn to Camp - Four Days/Two Overnight
Aug
8
Aug 11

Learn to Camp - Four Days/Two Overnight

Ages 8-10

This Learn to Camp session is perfect for kids ages 8-10 who are eager to go camping and canoeing, but aren't quite ready for a multi-day trip. The first day is 'day camp style' where we learn the basics of canoeing and spend the day paddling and playing. On the second day we head to Silent Lake Provincial Park to learn the basics of backcountry camping while enjoying all the luxuries this campground has to offer. 

End-Of-Summer Day Camp
Aug
28
Sep 1

End-Of-Summer Day Camp

Ages 8-10

This high-energy, multi-activity day camp is the perfect way to wrap up the summer! 
Day 1: A fun-filled day of awesome kids programming at the Canoe Museum
Day 2: Intro to canoeing, games and swimming at the Peterborough Rowing Club
Day 3: A mix of Canoe Museum programming and indoor rock climbing at Rock & Rope
Day 4: Over to the Ganaraska Forest Centre for awesome outdoor programs (bus included)
Day 5: A paddling day trip in the Umiak along the Otonabee River