Introduction To Kayaking Summer Camp
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Introduction To Kayaking Summer Camp

  • Paddle
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This camp is a fun and exciting introduction to kayaking for young people aged 12 - 17 years old. With their infectious enthusiasm for the activities on this five day course, our experienced, highly qualified coaches will give you a thorough grounding in kayaking. They'll introduce you to all the equipment and the basic kayaking skills on local rivers, lakes and the sea, and they'll help you choose the level of adventure that's right for you. You'll have plenty of opportunity for coaching and progression in white water and sea kayaking, because we work in small groups so that we can give you individual attention.

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The Objectives

The aim is that you'll develop a good paddling technique and confidence in the water, along with learning;

  • Basic kayaking manoeuvres
  • Capsize drill
  • Rescue techniques
  • White water techniques
  • Sea kayaking techniques
  • Journeying on sea, rivers, and white water
  • Safety principles of kayaking


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

On the first day, you'll concentrate on developing a good paddling technique and water confidence, using the local lake, river, and our heated indoor pool. Then you'll be off exploring the lakes, coastline and slow moving rivers of North Wales to build on what you've learned and develop your paddling skills and confidence even further.

Experience Required

You should be 12-17 years old, with a reasonable level of general fitness, and little or no experience of kayaking to attend this course.

As you'll be working hard to learn a new skill while you're with us, we make sure you have comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food as part of the experience. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. We've got all the paddling equipment you'll need, plus the specialist clothing. Our friendly, experienced team are there for overnight supervision, and evening activities to keep you entertained.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Course Start Date
22nd July, 2024
5 Days

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

a commited kayaker wanting to explore afloat

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