Summer Camps

Summer 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

A Wetsuit including all safety equipment is provided.
All staff are fully qualified Canoeing Ireland Kayak Instructors, are garda vetted and have attended a relevant Safeguarding Course.

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…

Massive thanks to Susan and her team from 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