Youth Development Program

Youth Development Program

An exciting program for youth aged 10 -17. Geared to youth of all skill levels who are looking to develop their paddling abilities, have fun on the water, and develop friendships.

Students will learn flatwater skills – including Kayak Polo, and river running skills. Focus will be on fun, continuing to develop the necessary skills to enjoy all aspects of kayaking, and competing throughout Alberta. ‘YDP’ participants will be able compete at various friendly competitions throughout the year such as ‘Canada Club Polo Nationals’ (July 6-7) and Downriver races and Slalom races at the  Kananaskis Open (June 7-9) and Nationals (Sep. 6-8).

The youth program will run on Wednesdays from June 5th until Aug 7th 2024. The start time is 6:00pm however river trips can run long, coaches will communicate via whatsapp with parents/guardians to coordinate start and end times each week depending on planned activity.

The program is run and taught by our certified coaching staff and supported with skilled volunteer club members who help keep the program safe as well as fun. Alberta Whitewater Association facilitates provincial whitewater events, including the Youth Summer Games. 

Youth in the program will also be able to participate in the all-ages Kayak Polo held most Thursday or Friday evenings (varies week to week).

Cost for the program is $210. This is broken down into two payments, membership $35, and program fee, $175.

Note: Participation in the summer youth program does not require a commitment to participate in out of town events such as the Alberta Summer Games, but is encouraged!

If you are not already a Wapiti Whitewater Kayaker you will also need to join the club prior to your course.

To sign-up for one of the courses, complete the form below and click the submit button. You will automatically be taken to our payment page.

Summer Games Youth Development Program 2023