Trailblazers Canoe Camp

Trailblazers Canoe Camp

July 29 - August 3, 2018

Dig your paddle into the North Saskatchewan and get ready to dive into your journey down the river. You and your canoe partners will start out by building your paddle strokes and boat maneuvers on the lake, so that everyone is confident to adventure down the river together.  As water rushes beneath your boat, and ospreys soar over your head, we will coach you in a safe environment that integrates instruction, feedback and fun. Creation is our backyard, and we want you to come enjoy it with us.

Skill Outcomes & Clinics:

 
  • Demonstrate basic river signals
 
  • Maneuver through class I & II rapids
 
  • Practice proper self-rescue in Class I water
 
  • Understand and practice the following paddle strokes: Forward & Reverse, Draw, Pry, River J-stroke, Cross-bow Draw, Forward Sweep
 
  • Learn and practice eddy turns and eddy peel-outs
 
  • Practice doing S-turns
 
  • Practice front ferries
 
  • Demonstrate proper technique when launching and landing
 
  • Properly fit and size paddles and PFDs, and understand basic clothing needed for a day trip
 
  • Learn and demonstrate outdoor living skills on a canoe overnight adventure

For youth ages 13-16

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Price

$415 +GST ($435 after May 1)

Shuttle from Red Deer

Meet us at Crossroads Church in Red Deer to drop your campers off! We offer this shuttle service on the first day of camp to save you time. It's only $15 and you can sign up during registration. Click here for a location map. 

Drop Off & Pick-up Information

For those who prefer to not use the Red Deer shuttle, drop-off is between 4:00-5:00 PM at Frontier Lodge.

For pick-up at the end of the week, join us for a BBQ lunch and short awards ceremony at 12:30PM. Come and see what we've been up to all week!

What to Bring

For a list of what to bring to camp click here!

Check out photos from last year here!