Teaching your kids to kayak will change their lives forever. Externally we teach them about kayak paddling skills and water safety. Internally, we teach them self confidence.

Kayaking is no longer just an adult sport. Because kids learn at different rates and in different ways than adults our instructors tailor your little kayakers’ experience with this in mind.

Running from Sunday night to Friday, your little kayaker will learn on the safe and warm waters of the Ottawa River which provides the perfect arena for kids to try whitewater kayaking.

Children are only supervised during instruction and spend the rest of the time enjoying the resort with their parents.

Are you local to the Ottawa River Valley? Ask about the day camp option! Drop off at 8am – 9am and pick up at 4:30 pm.  To book use this link or the Locals Booking link below.  Note: booking day is the Sunday, but your drop off / arrival time everyday is still 8 am.

  • July 9 - 14, 2023
  • July 23 - 28, 2023
  • August 13 - 18, 2023
  • Local / Day Camp Rate

    Lunches only no stay over


*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote


  • Trip Duration: 5 Days

    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.

  • Equipment Included

    All the kayaking equipment you'll need for this course is included.

  • 14 Meals Included

    Monday breakfast through Friday lunch.

  • 5 Nights of Camping Included

    Camping equipment not included

  • Daily Shuttle Included

    Each day begins by meeting your OKS instructor at the Park Village. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at the Park Village within walking-distance from your vehicle and to the Pavilion.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Accommodation Upgrades

    40% discount on all accommodation upgrades

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Our media team captures those special moments worth saving - so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package and save 20% off. Choose this option during check out.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to say warm on the water!

  • Storage Lockers

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your kayak program begins.

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    2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

    No cotton clothing. Closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap.

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    3. Meet your Instructor [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet your instructor for your class. They will explain what to bring, what to wear and the schedule for the day. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

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    4. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

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    5. 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.

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    6. Let's Kayak!

    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting on flat water and focusing on technique, your instructor will help prepare your little kayaker for the rapids on the mighty Ottawa River!

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    7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

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    8. More Kayaking!

    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.

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    9. 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.

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    Day 2

    Day 2 is a continuation of Day 1 focusing on the skills, drills and technique that will take your kayaking to the next level!

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    Day 3

    More whitewater fun while continuing to build skills.

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    Day 4

    On Day 4 the kids will navigate their way down the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River!

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    Day 5

    One more awesome day of fun in the sun on the Ottawa River.

Bring 4 friends 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.