Each summer, LCKC hosts several 1-week sessions of summer daycamp. Designed for kids age 10 – 14, campers are introduced to the basics ofkayak, canoe and dragon boat in a safe and fun environment. The highlightof each session is Barge Day when the campers travel by water from ClarksBridge Park to Laurel Park and enjoy a cookout. Campers will also havethe opportunity to participate in a variety of other activities.
Manyof the athletes in our Developmental, and High Performance programs started outas campers that quickly learned to love canoeing and kayaking on Lake Lanier.
The Beginner Racing League (BRL) is a 6-week introductory program to flat-water canoe and kayak racing for kids age 10-14. Held in the Spring and Fall of each year, kids learn paddle basics, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. The grand finale is the “Fungatta” where the BRL teams race againsteach other on the 1996 Olympic course for individual medals and team bragging rights.
Teams practice twice a week, and you can pick a team that works with your schedule. Our trained coaching staff provides a safe and fun environment for your child to learn canoe and kayaking skills, and your child will beam with pride when they beat their personal best time or move up to a “tippier” boat.
The Stingrays team is a paddling program for Beginner Racing League participants born between 2005 – 2007. This program is less strenuous than the Developmental Team, while still offering young athletes the opportunity to improve both their kayak and canoe skills over the summer. All equipment is provided, including life jackets. There is a maximum of 20 participants.
Check back soon for more information about the practice schedule and registration information.