Bartosz Czauderna Signature Week

Come spend a week with me on the Ottawa River for a freestyle focused week of instruction. My goal is to increase your skills and understanding in the discipline of freestyle kayaking!

Here at the Ottawa Kayak School, we are so excited to offer the Bartosz Czauderna Signature Week. Bartosz is an incredible whitewater kayaker who blends his understanding of the highest end skills with the incredible ability to break those skills down into their most simplistic form.

In order to make the most of this experience, you'll need to have a reliable combat roll and feel comfortable in at least class III whitewater.

"Come spend a week with me on the Ottawa River for a freestyle focused week of instruction. My goal is to increase your skills and understanding in the discipline of freestyle kayaking!"

Bartosz Czauderna

Don't forget about the Ottawa Kayak School #1 Club! Book 4 friends to the Ottawa Kayak School and your trip is 50% off! Just like our rafting programs we also have a #1 Club for kayakers, bring 5 or more kayakers and receive a discount for the next season!

Need some more information? Check out our FAQ's section or send us an e-mail at [email protected] 

ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
Your kayak program begins with a 7PM briefing followed directly by a meet and greet with the one and only Bartosz.

DAY 1 | GEARING UP & A REVIEW OF THE BASICS
To best prepare you for your time on water with Bartosz, he will begin his program with a review of the basics. From the way our boats and gear fit to our most basic techniques, our aim is to master the fundamentals.

  • Yoga & Mobility with Bartosz
    Longevity in whitewater kayaking requires body maintenance. Bartosz will lead you through a daily routine to keep your body working like a well-oiled machine during this program.
  • Flat-ground Freestyle with Bartosz
    Life comes at you fast on the water and it can be hard to learn the timing of a new trick. With this in mind, Bartosz has developed an on-land version of his freestyle progression to help you learn how to unlock your freestyle potential.
  • Gearing Up
    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.
  • Safety Briefing
    Bartosz has your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, Bartosz will explain the safety procedures for the day.
  • Let's Kayak!
    Starting with a basics review and focusing on technique, Bartosz will help you achieve your goals!
  • Lunch
    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!
  • More Kayaking!
    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of Bartosz's lesson plan.
  • Your arrival back to Park Village
    It's been a full day of whitewater kayaking but don't run off just yet! Bartosz will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2, prepare and lead a daily sauna experience, and inform you of the evening's entertainment options.

DAYS 2 - 6 | IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SKILLS
As the program continues, Bartosz will encourage you, the participant, to take the skills you learned in Day 1 and implement them in more dynamic scenarios providing feedback along the way through verbal coaching and video review.

 

6 DAYS OF WHITEWATER KAYAK INSTRUCTION WITH THE ONE AND ONLY BARTOSZ!
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Bartosz always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR
Bartosz is the author of the cutting edge freestyle kayaking instructional guide, Freestyle Unlocked and a industry-leading instructor, who possesses a friendly personality and positive attitude.

18 MEALS INCLUDED
Starting dinner on your arrival evening and ending with lunch on your final on-water day.

6 NIGHTS OF GLAMPING INCLUDED
All Ottawa Kayak School programs include a campsite, however, Bartosz wanted to increase the value and experience by including our Glamping Tents in his signature week.

WHITEWATER BREWING COMPANY BEER TASTING
On Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm, Bartosz wants to reward you for all your hard work with a private Whitewater Brewing Company beer tasting. 

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
Each day begins by meeting Bartosz at the Rafters Pavilion. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading, you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at Rafters Pavilion within walking-distance from your vehicle.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Ottawa Kayak School is proud to be the World's first Jackson Kayak super school. For $330 CAD, you can rent a Jackson Kayak (AntiX 2.0 or Rockstar V), paddle (Werner Rio), helmet (Sweet Wanderer) , sprayskirt (LevelSix King), and PFD (NRS Ion) for the duration of your program.

ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES
Receive a 40% discount on all accommodation upgrades by booking a multi-day whitewater kayak program.

STAYOVER PACKAGE
Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner, breakfast, and a campsite.

STORAGE LOCKERS
We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

AIRPORT SHUTTLES
Can be arrange, please contact Ottawa Kayak School via e-mail at [email protected]

  • June 30 - July 6, 2024

    Dates TBD

    $2,675

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

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