Bartosz Czauderna Signature Week Ottawa Kayak School Ontario Canada

Bartosz Czauderna Signature Week

Advanced

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

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

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Boyd Ruppelt Signature Week

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Big water confidence, focusing on skills to get you feeling comfortable in bigger, higher-volume whitewater so you can step up your kayaking game confidently.

We’ll start by mastering foundational skills like edge control, combination strokes, and paddle dexterity. We’ll work on transferable skills like surfing and using various river features to your advantage. Then we’ll put it all together into the specific skills you’ll need to feel comfortable stepping up to bigger, higher volume whitewater.

We’ll work on paddling through boils, different methods for punching holes, how to paddle in big waves, and more. We’ll be working in a supportive, challenge-by-choice environment on the best, friendliest, and warmest big water training ground in the world, the Ottawa River.

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.

I’m so excited to offer this opportunity with Ottawa Kayak School, and I can’t wait to spend the week with you. I’ll see you on the river!

Boyd Ruppelt

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.

DAY 1 | GEARING UP & A REVIEW OF THE BASICS
To best prepare you for your time on water with Boyd, 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.

  • Gearing Up
    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.
  • Safety Briefing
    Boyd has your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, Boyd will explain the safety procedures for the day.
  • Let’s Kayak!
    Starting with a basics review and focusing on technique, Boyd 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 Boyd’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! Boyd will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2 and the evening’s entertainment options.

DAYS 2 – 6 | IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SKILLS
As the program continues, Boyd 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
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Boyd always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
Boyd is an industry-leading instructor, and 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 CAMPING INCLUDED
All Ottawa Kayak School programs include a campsite, however, camping equipment is not included.

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
Each day begins by meeting Boyd 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]

  • 2024 Dates TBD

    Dates TBD

    $2,199

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

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Heidi Walsh Signature Week

High Intensity
Ages 18+ | 90 lbs Minimum

From $2,199 CAD
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My goal for this week is to use the skills I’ve learned from all over the world combined my experience from working with Keeners to help you achieve your kayaking ambitions! 

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Heidi Walsh Signature Week OKS Ottawa River

Heidi Walsh Signature Week

Advanced

My goal for this week is to use the skills I’ve learned from all over the world combined my experience from working with Keeners to help you achieve your kayaking ambitions! 

A leader in the world of whitewater, multi-time team Great Britain Freestyle team member, Dagger Kayaks team rider, Ottawa Kayak School, and Keener Program instructor, Heidi is a consummate professional on and off the water.

One of Heidi’s best attributes as an instructor is her ability to take the highest-end skills and break them down to their most basic form, relating them to back to fundamental skills.

A note from Heidi:

“Join me on one of my favourite places in the world to paddle, the Ottawa River. It is one of the best rivers in the world to improve your all round skills. It’s friendly, big volume and of course, has world-class waves for you to train freestyle. What most people don’t realize is that the Ottawa does more than just create world-class wave boaters. It is also the perfect training ground to develop your river running skills, practice safety skills recreate situations that may occur on the river, and solve problems in safe places.
 
My goal for this week is to use the skills I’ve learned from all over the world and my experience from working with Keeners to help you achieve your kayaking ambitions. I would love to come away from this program with a group of strong, well-rounded kayakers who work hard without compromising having as much fun as possible.”
 
Heidi Walsh
 
To take full advantage of this course, you will need a reliable whitewater roll to start. 
 
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.

DAY 1 | GEARING UP & A REVIEW OF THE BASICS
To best prepare you for your time on water with Heidi, she will begin her 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.

  • Gearing Up
    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.
  • Safety Briefing
    Heidi has your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, Heidi will explain the safety procedures for the day.
  • Let’s Kayak!
    Starting with a basics review and focusing on technique, Heidi 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 Heidi’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! Heidi will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2 and the evening’s entertainment options.

DAYS 2 – 6 | IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SKILLS
As the program continues, Heidi 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
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Heidi always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
Heidi is an industry-leading instructor, and 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 CAMPING INCLUDED
All Ottawa Kayak School programs include a campsite, however, camping equipment is not included.

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
Each day begins by meeting Heidi 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]

  • August 4th - 10th

    New for 2024!

    $2,199

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

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Adult Keener Program

Advanced

Designed for adult intermediate/advanced paddlers, this program follows the same fast-tracked progression used in our world-famous Keener Program. 

With 2 choices in arrival, you have the flexibility to join us for 1 week or 2 weeks of exploring the best whitewater the region has to offer.

Enjoy the Ottawa River, travel to the Lachine Rapids in Montreal, and paddle the Gatineau, Petawawa, Rouge, and many more based on what’s flowing. (Note: Lachine trip included in the 2-week program.)

Water temperatures in mid-June are perfect and historically still lots of water coming through all the region’s watersheds.  This makes for a perfect big water adventure in the Ottawa Valley.

Come visit Ottawa Kayak School and treat yourself have a paddling vacation like no other, on some of the world’s most renowned whitewater.

Taught by the world’s best on the world’s best play river. You’ll have a great experience while improving your skills! 

The Ottawa is the finest playboating river in the world and we know it best. That’s why OKS was chosen to host the 2006 World Cup of Kayaking, and the 2007 and 2015 Freestyle World Championships. 

If the International Canoe Federation (Olympic governing body of paddlesports) has faith in us, you can too.

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.

DAY 1 | GEARING UP & A REVIEW OF THE BASICS
To best prepare you for your time on water with us, our coaches begin all of our intermediate and advanced programs 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.

  • Gearing Up
    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.
  • Safety Briefing
    Ottawa Kayak Instructors have your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, your instructor will explain the safety procedures for the day.
  • Let’s Kayak!
    Starting with a basics review and focusing on technique, your instructor 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 your instructor’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! Your instructor will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2 and the evening’s entertainment options.

DAYS 2 – 5 | KEENER THEME DAYS
Following the same themes as our world-famous youth development programs, Keenersour Keener Coaches help you progress through competition.

MONTREAL WEEKEND
Included in the two week Adult Keener Program or can be an add on for the one week program: Head to Montreal to the Lachine Rapids for more fun in the sun!

REMAINING DAYS | KEENER THEME DAYS
Upon your return from Montreal, the second week of the Adult Keener can be booked as a single week as well but the second week will follows the same basic itinerary as week one, however, river levels determine which sections and rivers our instructors will use. 

5-14 DAYS OF WHITEWATER KAYAK INSTRUCTION
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Instructors always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
Ottawa Kayak School instructors are known for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

14-34 MEALS INCLUDED
Monday breakfast through Friday lunch for the single week program or Monday breakfast through the following Friday’s Lunch are  included with the two week program.

5-14 NIGHTS OF SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS
As premium experience, the Adult Keeners program features shared bunkhouses as opposed to a campsite like our traditional programs. 

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
Each day begins by meeting your OKS instuctor 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 per week, 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).

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]

  • Two Week

    Arrival June 9th Depart June 21st, 2024

    $2695
  • 5 Day Program

    June 9th – June 14th or June 16th – June 21st, 2024

    $1749
  • Montreal Weekend

    June 14-15th

    $750

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

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My goal for this week is to use the skills I’ve learned from all over the world combined my experience from working with Keeners to help you achieve your kayaking ambitions! 

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OKS #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!