Henley Canoe Club Summer Holiday Taster Days

canoe-club-1During July and August we will be running a series of ‘Taster Days’ designed to give complete beginners an insight into the world of Paddlesports.  The dates are 30 July, 6, 13, 20 and 27 August.

Each day will start at 9.00am and finish at 4.30pm with a break for lunch. Paddlers should be between 9yrs – 14yrs of age and be able to swim 50m in lightweight clothing. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided.

Coaching will be carried out by our qualified BCU Instructors working with equipment provided by The Eyot Centre in Henley.

During the morning we’ll be concentrating on some basic kayaking skills with the aim of being able to master a few simple strokes by lunchtime – at least enough to be able to get back to the Centre for Lunch!

The afternoon will be devoted to Canadian canoes with our paddlers teaming up in pairs and again seeing if we can all paddle in a straight line by the end of the day.

Morning and afternoon sessions will be interspersed with a few games to test agility and balance as well as the patience of the canoe-club-2instructors who will be on hand at all times to guide and assist wherever possible.

The cost to attend a day long session is £35 per child – considerably cheaper than a child-minder –  and a lot more fun!  

You will need to bring a packed lunch, suitable clothes to paddle in PLUS a change of clothes for when we finish as there is a high probability that you will get wet.

The only other thing that you will need is bags of enthusiasm – and the Henley Canoe Club will do the rest!

To register go to https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=79cad81e4a7743e8a99512ca91640bd1

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