Kayak Camps

Kayak Camps

Kids just love this week !

Our summer camps are all about FUN with a little bit of sneaky teaching thrown in along the way. 

Our aim for every Kayak Camper is that they will:

  • Learn new skills
  • Make a new friend
  • Grow in self confidence 
  • Experience going on a true adventure with our end of camp river trip.
  • Learn the basics of how to rescue themselves while in the water 
  • Learn how to help a friend back into their kayak. 
  • Learn how to use and correctly adjust all of the safety equipment, should they have their own one day. 
  • Learn to respect the river and all the beautiful flora and fauna that live in it. 
  • Learn the principles of Leave No Trace
  • No experience needed

Wetsuit including all gear safety equipment provided.

All our staff are fully qualified Canoeing Ireland Kayak Instructors.

Suitable for children aged 8 years to 16 years old.

We provide:

  • Kayak and Paddle 
  • Wetsuit – due to Covid sizes must be pre booked.
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Helmet
  • Fully qualified Canoeing Ireland Kayak Instructor 

What to bring:

  • something to wear under the wetsuit, ie swimming togs or shorts and T- shirt
  • towel
  • old runners that will get wet
  • Snacks for break time
  • any relevant medication, eg inhalers etc…
We are currently awaiting the latest government guidelines announcement, when we know more we will open our bookings for 2021.
Thanks again for your continued support 

Massive thanks to Susan and her team from @gopaddle.ie for a fantastic outing for Ferrycarrig Rowing Club yesterday.

We split into 2 groups and done a 2 hour scenic tour of the Slaney and Boro rivers.

Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the tour in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

Ferrycarrig Rowing

I would say that it's worth every second of your time, and if you didn't want to try it then I guess you're one of those people that don't like FUN because you're guaranteed to have a blast.

Kayak Academy Member

The GoPaddle Academy is a real community of paddlers with awesome support from Sue and all the instructors. Always willing to help with skills and done with amazing patience 😊
Actually the paddling community that I have met in the South East are all amazing, warm, friendly, welcoming, encouraging, pretty awesome 😊

Kayak Academy Member

If I were to recommend the kayak academy to a friend I’d just be honest and tell them how brilliant it is. The enthusiasm, dedication, and friendliness of everyone in the academy, and the sport as a whole is something very unique and not seen in many other sporting communities. It truly is an honour to be a part of such a great sporting community.

Kayak Academy Member

It has changed my life and way of looking at life! Kayaking!

Its active, it’s lazy, it’s calm, it’s busy, it’s surfing, it’s swimming, it’s visiting caves, it’s isolation, it’s social, it’s group fun, it’s quiet, it’s loud, it’s laughing until you cry, it is facing your fears, it’s travelling, it’s sightseeing, it’s warm , it’s freezing, it’s a new perspective.