Senobe Programs

SENOBE AQUATIC CLUB

The 2020 Summer Paddling Program will begin on July 2, 2020 and end on August 28, 2020. 

Senobe offers canoe and kayak paddling programs for all ages and abilities in a family friendly, safe and enjoyable environment. These programs are designed and operated by an experienced team of paddling coaches led by Head Coach Rob Baert who is one of the most experienced and respected coaches in Canada. Rob has been with Senobe for over 25 years and leads our coaching team based on our club values and truly makes Senobe different from other clubs.

Not sure where your paddler fits in the new Age Classes for Racing? Check out the outlined age categories here

New to paddling? Here's what we offer:

Summer Program and Family Memberships

Senobe’s Summer Paddling Program offers a full summer of paddling instruction for registered paddlers, as well as allowing the whole family to enjoy the experience of Family Membership at Senobe. Registered paddlers and their families have use of club premises, including our beach and family changing room. 

Paddlers registered for the Summer Paddling Program will be divided into groups by age category and will receive age-appropriate paddling instruction from Senobe’s coaching staff, under the supervision of our Head Coach, Rob Baert. Adjustments to groups may be made by the coaching staff from time-to-time to ensure that paddlers receive instruction appropriate to their skill level.

The minimum age to register for the Summer Paddling Program is 7 (as of January 1, 2020). However younger siblings can get on the water for complimentary “kiddie canoe” and U7 paddling sessions with our coaches. 

Paddling programs run on weekdays and generally run “rain or shine” (coaches have the discretion to cancel practices if conditions are unsafe). Registered paddlers will have two practices per day (morning/afternoon).  Detailed schedules will be available at the beginning of the summer.

Registered paddlers will have the opportunity to participate in regattas (racing events with other clubs). Regattas are not mandatory, but they are a lot of fun!  U10 regattas are usually held on weekdays, with regattas for U12 and above happening on weekends.

The Summer Paddling Program is not a child-care program. Parents are responsible for ensuring that children under 12 are supervised while on Club premises (other than when children are on the water under the supervision of a coach). Parents may make private arrangements for supervision or may enroll their registered paddler in the Members’ Day-Camp Program as an add-on to family membership.

Safety is a priority at Senobe. Paddlers must complete a basic swimming test at the beginning of the season. All paddlers U16 and under must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while on the water.  Paddlers must provide their own PFD. 

Members’ Day-camp Program (add-on to family membership)

Parents are responsible for ensuring that children under 12 are supervised while on Club premises (other than when children are on the water under the supervision of a coach. The Members’ Day-camp Program is offered to provide off-water supervision for registered paddlers in a format that is fun for paddlers and convenient for families. Members’ Day-camp fees are $675 for one child and $500 for each additional child in the same family.

Members’ Day-camp is offered on a full-summer basis only. Day-camp supervision is offered weekday, from 8:00am to 5:30.

The Members’ Day-camp Program operates regardless of weather (even when paddling is cancelled). Off-water activities include swimming at Senobe’s supervised beach, beach play-time, crafts, movies, games and more. Meals are not included. Campers may bring a lunch or purchase a lunch from our on-site canteen.

A limited number of spots are available. When the Members' Day-camp is full, it will not be available as an add-on through our registration sysem. To be placed on a waitlist, please contact membership@senobe.com 

2-Week Learn to Paddle Camp 

This is a two-week summer camp for children age 7-11 to introduce them to the great sport of paddling. 

PaddleALL Program – This program is aimed at introducing athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities to the sport of CanoeKayak. PaddleALL has programs for young teens and adults of all skill levels. No experience is necessary. Come out and enjoy the freedom of being on the water. Locker rentals and boat storage is available at additional cost.

Other Member Add-ons:

Lockers: A limited number of lockers are available to rent at cost of $30 for the summer.

Boat storage: Boat storage is available at a cost of $80 for the summer. Spaces are limited. Members storing boats at the club will be required to sign a boat storage agreement.

For more information about our Summer Program, Members’ Day-camp or other member add-ons, please contact us at membership@senobe.com

Experienced paddlers, you know how it works!

Summer Program – this is a full Senobe membership with paddling included in July and August. Registration in this program grants paddlers and their families full membership to the Senobe Aquatic Club and all of its privileges. Additional options available:

Member Day Camp – this off-water camp for Summer Program members under the age of 12, who require supervision when they are not on the water. Additional fees apply. 

Off-Season Program – this program operates during the non-summer months (Sept to June) for paddlers who wish to continue to train in the off-season.

Master’s Program (Club Membership) – this program is for paddlers age 25 and older who wish to continue to paddle/race into adulthood or learn to paddle/race for the first time. 

PaddleALL Program – This program is aimed at introducing athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities to the sport of CanoeKayak. PaddleALL has programs for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary. Come out and enjoy the freedom of being on the water.

For more information about Senobe and our programs, please continue to surf our website. If you have questions, please contact us at membership@senobe.com.