The Lil Ripper program, at the Ottawa Kayak School, is designed for promising up and coming children aged 8-12 who want to take their whitewater abilities to the next level.
This week-long program (arrival Sunday evening) will take children with a roll and a basic understanding of whitewater and help them step up their game.
Freestyle coaching on some of the Ottawa river’s world-class whitewater, opportunities to learn essential whitewater rescue skills, river reading and line selection, injury prevention, goal setting, and competition preparation.
Lil Rippers also have to engage in daily diary writing reviews to help improve writing and self-reflection skills, all while having a ton of good old fashioned fun.
Lil Ripper participants must be supervised by a parent or guardian in the evenings.
Not Included / Optional Upgrades
The Ottawa river is one of the best training grounds in the world and a brilliant and safe place for kids to step up their paddling level with help from some of our world class International coaching staff. The Ottawa river has hosted Freestyle kayak World championships on three separate occasions, each time at a different feature, there is an abundant amount of world-class whitewater on this river. The water is deep and warm and gives many excellent opportunities to develop both freestyle skills as well as ‘big water’ paddling.