Introduction To Kayaking Summer Camp
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Introduction To Kayaking Summer Camp

  • Paddle
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This camp is a fun and exciting introduction to kayaking for young people aged 12 - 17 years old. With their infectious enthusiasm for the activities on this five day course, our experienced, highly qualified coaches will give you a thorough grounding in kayaking. They'll introduce you to all the equipment and the basic kayaking skills on local rivers, lakes and the sea, and they'll help you choose the level of adventure that's right for you. You'll have plenty of opportunity for coaching and progression in white water and sea kayaking, because we work in small groups so that we can give you individual attention.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

The aim is that you'll develop a good paddling technique and confidence in the water, along with learning;

  • Basic kayaking manoeuvres
  • Capsize drill
  • Rescue techniques
  • White water techniques
  • Sea kayaking techniques
  • Journeying on sea, rivers, and white water
  • Safety principles of kayaking


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

On the first day, you'll concentrate on developing a good paddling technique and water confidence, using the local lake, river, and our heated indoor pool. Then you'll be off exploring the lakes, coastline and slow moving rivers of North Wales to build on what you've learned and develop your paddling skills and confidence even further.

Experience Required

You should be 12-17 years old, with a reasonable level of general fitness, and little or no experience of kayaking to attend this course.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

As you'll be working hard to learn a new skill while you're with us, we make sure you have comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food as part of the experience. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. We've got all the paddling equipment you'll need, plus the specialist clothing. Our friendly, experienced team are there for overnight supervision, and evening activities to keep you entertained.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

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This course will help you become

a commited kayaker wanting to explore afloat

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