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Youth Canoe Club

Southampton
canoe - Up to 16 people

Description

Woodmill is a pillar of the Paddlesports community and a great place to interact with other paddlers. This is partly because of our location but mostly because we love to paddle. Every person who joins our paddling community will be given a paddler development log book. This is to help guide your development and set you up as a proficient paddler able to go off and explore on your own.

Don’t tell anyone…but Woodmill is definitely Southampton’s best-kept secret!

To those who drive past it, it probably just looks like any other old brick building. But step inside this converted former mill and it’s like walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. With an unexpected tranquil haven full of wonder and surprise (but without the lions or witches, obviously).

Why not purchase our Youth Canoe Club Class Pass? Click here to buy 12 sessions for the price of 10!

Aimed at developing children who can paddle confidently, our Youth Canoe Club sessions are fully supervised by one of our qualified instructors. The sessions are structured around the paddler development programme and introduce children to all Paddlesport disciplines.

If you're already a member, please send us a message on Facebook or email info@woodmill.co.uk and a member of the bookings team will be able to book your session for you.

Please Note:

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are offering COVID Secure activities to the public.

To ensure that we can provide a safe environment for all participants and our staff, we are implementing the following procedures;

  1. We ask that you not attend if your child, or anyone in the household, are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  2. We will coordinate all activities so your children will join your group straight away after sign in.
  3. We will ask all children to wash their hands upon arrival, in between activity sessions and prior to eating.
  4. We will offer activities that do not require high physical support / physical contact.
  5. We will be deep cleaning twice daily as a minimum standard.


What to bring

We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a bottled drink. If you have your own clothing, feel free to bring this along. Otherwise, all specialist kit and equipment is provided.

Requirements

If you've paddled before, you're in the right place! If not, why not try our Kayak or Canoe hire?

Itinerary

April:

23rd- Race kayak experience - “Do you feel the need? The need for speed!” - Introduction to Ludox boats first, kayak and canoe, high kneeling canoe, Wavehopper, generating power in strokes.

30th- Raft building session - “Build your own boat!” - what is the role of each piece of equipment, safe and simple knots, working as a team, F-A-I-L. How to carry rafts as a team. 

May: 

07th: Basic Tandem canoe skills. During this session you will look at all of the basic skills needed for canoeing. Focusing on how to identify the front of the boat from the back of the boat, how to move the canoe forwards, backwards, turning and sideways. It will also look at how to safety empty their craft if the worst happens and how to safety get in and out of the craft. 

14th:  Solo canoe skills. During this session you will be looking at solo canoe skills. Focusing on how you can move your craft effectively forwards, backwards and sideways. Everything you may have previously learnt in tandem canoe or even solo canoe can be worked on and developed further. 

21th: Canoe moving water: Canoe weir session having a look at reading the water introduction of eddies. Learning how to break in and out, Ferry gliding and edging. This can be done in solo canoe if you are confident enough but can also be done tandem and look at working well as a team as well.   

28th: Kayak skills: During this session you will be looking at different kayak skills. This session will look at anything from forwards paddling using core rotation to more in-depth skills if you have already got the basics. This session will look at giving you knew skills or developing any skills you may already have.  

June:  

4th:  Raft building:   During this session you will have a go at building your own craft. You will be given some barrels poles and rope and given the chance to build a raft that you will take out on the water. If the rafts make it to the water a number of different games will be played with some challenges too. This session is potentially a wet one.  

11th: Raft building:  During this session you will have a go at building your own craft. You will be given some barrels poles and rope and given the chance to build a raft that you will take out on the water. If the rafts make it to the water a number of different games will be played with some challenges too. This session is potentially a wet one. 

18th:  Games Games games: This session is based around having fun while on the water. During this session loads of games will be played. Not only will you get to have fun on the water you will come away with new skills too. 

25th: How to keep yourself safe while out on the water: This session will be based around looking at water confidence and how to keep yourself safe whilst on the water. Having at wet exits in a couple of different crafts and how we can get ourselves back in the craft. Will also look at how we can get others to safety using towing.

July:

2nd: Whitewater rafting: This session will be based around getting out on the inflatable rafts and having ago at paddling them as a team on Whitewater. practicing how we can turn the raft and move the raft well as a team. Parts of the weir will be explained and you will get to experience parts of it for the learning to make sense. 

9th: Kayaking next steps: During this session you will be taking the next step within kayaking it will be time to level up those current skills. Focusing on hanging draws, edging skills, turning with edging and looking at recovery strokes.  

16th: Basic Tandem canoe skills. During this session you will look at all of the basic skills needed for canoeing. Focusing on how to identify the front of the boat from the back of the boat, how to move the canoe forwards, backwards, turning and sideways. It will also look at how to safety empty their craft if the worst happens and how to safety get in and out of the craft.

23rd: Solo canoe skills. During this session you will be looking at solo canoe skills. Focusing on how you can move your craft effectively forwards, backwards and sideways. Everything you may have previously learnt in tandem canoe or even solo canoe can be worked on and developed further.

30th: Kayak skills: During this session you will be looking at different kayak skills. This session will look at anything from forwards paddling using core rotation to more in-depth skills if you have already got the basics. This session will look at giving you knew skills or developing any skills you may already have.

August:

6th: Raft building:   During this session you will have a go at building your own craft. You will be given some barrels poles and rope and given the chance to build a raft that you will take out on the water. If the rafts make it to the water a number of different games will be played with some challenges too. This session is potentially a wet one.

Cancellations

Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to the commencement date

About this business

Where we'll meet

Please meet in the main car park, next to the Meet and Greet sign.

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
£15.50 for children

Sat, 20th Aug
09:00 - 11:00 · 15 spaces left
Sat, 27th Aug
09:00 - 11:00 · 16 spaces left
Sat, 3rd Sep
09:00 - 11:00 · 16 spaces left


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