Forth Canoe Club Summer Children's Courses 2017, Week 1, 3-7 July
03 Jul 17
What we will provide
BEGINNNERS courses are aimed at children with little or no experience of canoeing.
Forth Canoe Club will run a set of five 2 hour sessions aimed at introducing your child to canoeing and kayaking. Our qualified coaches will teach in small groups of 8 so that your child will get lots of opportunity to learn and have fun. Our sessions aim to introduce many of the basic concepts and we will use a lot of games to ensure the learning remains fun. At the end of the course we will assess your child and will award a certificate marking their level of achievement. Your course fees cover the costs of the certification and also cover the cost of membership of Forth Canoe Club, meaning your child can come back and enjoy more fun sessions in the autumn term.
ADVANCED courses are aimed at children who can already paddle and who want to move on and develop their paddle strokes. Children should be able to choose, and put on, their own buoyancy aids; properly fit their boats; be able to get in and get out of a kayak unassisted and be able to paddle a minimum of 100m in a straight line. Our coaches will help your child develop their skills and at the end of the course we will assess your child and will award a certificate marking their level of achievement. Your course fees cover the costs of the certification and also cover the cost of membership of Forth Canoe Club, meaning your child can come back and enjoy more fun sessions in the autumn term.
What is the cost?
- A week of sessions costs £70 this covers the cost of 5x2 hour sessions, junior membership of FCC and certificates at the end of the course.
How to find us
All courses will run from our boathouse, situated on the bank of the Union Canal at the southern end of Harrison Road. The nearest Postcode is Polwarth Church - EH11 1LU.
What your child should bring with them
We ask that children bring a bottle of water and a snack with them. In addition they will need suitable clothing for kayaking (a fleece, warm t-shirt/thermal, tracksuit trousers, cagoule/windproof, hat and towel) and a change of clothes and footwear in case they get wet. We encourage children to wear footwear in the kayaks, plimsolls are ideal.
Poppy Croal is the Club Coach for Forth Canoe Club. She will supervise the courses.
If you have any questions please contact Poppy at
mobile: 07598 976456
When to arrive
Please ensure your child is changed and ready to start the session on time. Please be aware that the coaches cannot take responsibility for your child before the start time of the session.The coaches will be at the venue 15 minutes before the session is due to start but will be busy setting up boats for the session to begin promptly at the advertised time.
Please be aware that any and all canoeing involves risks. Forth Canoe Club will take all reasonable steps to mitigate these risks. In order to book on a course you will be asked to accept our terms and conditions and agree to the following:
As part of the sign up process you will be asked to confirm you are the parent or legal guardian of this child and will be asked to give consent for Forth Canoe Club to act on your behalf in the event of an incident or illness affecting your child (note that grandparents and other relatives can not provide consent).
As part of the sign up process you will be asked to give consent for your child to be treated by a trained first aider and/or medical professional, should this be necessary.
As part of the sign up process you will also be asked to give consent for your child to participate in all the activities involved in this summer course, and understand there is a degree of risk involved in these activities.
Forth Canoe Club will keep a record of members’ names and addresses and contact details on a computer accessible to the Forth Canoe Club Committee. Your record may be inspected by contacting the Membership Secretary. We are affiliated to the SCA and will pass on your data for insurance and membership statistics use. We use gender and date of birth to monitor the mix of our membership and this helps us make sure our offering is attractive to all. We also use date of birth for competition entries to ensure we put competitors in the right class.
|a. Forth Canoe Club Children's Summer Course 3-7 July - 9-11 am BEGINNERS Age 8-12||03/07/2017||??/8||Open||03/07/2017|
|b. Forth Canoe Club Children's Summer Course 3-7 July - 10-12 am BEGINNERS Age 8-12||03/07/2017||??/8||Open||03/07/2017|
|c. Forth Canoe Club Children's Summer Course 3-7 July - 1-3 pm BEGINNERS Age 8-12||03/07/2017||??/8||Open||02/07/2017|
|d. Forth Canoe Club Children's Summer Course 3-7 July - 2-4 pm ADVANCED Age 8-14||03/07/2017||??/8||Open||03/07/2017|
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge