Winter programs begin November 7th - Come train with us!
Winter programs begin November 7th - Come train with us!
What do I need to do to complete registration and ensure my spot is held?
Full Summer Programs - Payment and Registration Policy
In order to secure your enrollment you must provide the following, either online, at the CPCC office, or by attending a registration night at CPCC:
1. 25% payment deposit of total program costs, payable online via the website, by cheque, or by email transfer to email@example.com
2. $100 volunteer cheque postdated for August 31st OR $100 volunteer fee deposit (either returned week of September 1st or after volunteer commitment is fulfilled - 10 hrs). Must be submitted at time of registration, or dropped off to the canoe club office/mailbox within one week of registration.
3. Signed registration waiver(s), code of conduct, and concussion code of conduct (see website under Important Info: Waivers & Forms)
Payments may be sent at anytime throughout the Spring.
All fees must be paid in full TWO weeks prior to program start dates: (you may send installments before these dates)
Failure to meet the commitments above will result in a cancellation of your registration.
Weekly Camp Programs - Payment & Registration Policy
In order to secure your enrollment, you must provide the following, either online, at the CPCC office, or by attending a registration night at CPCC:
1. 100% payment of total program costs, payable online via the website, by cheque, or by email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Signed registration waiver(s) & code of conduct (see website under Parent Info: Waivers & Forms)
Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made for weekly camps.
What payment options are available?
CPCC accepts cheque, payment via our website, or email transfers to email@example.com for fees. Upon online registration, you will have an "offline payment" option, which will enable you to print your invoice and make payment directly with the club via one of the above mentioned methods. For more information on registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does my child need to know how to swim in order to become a member?
Having foundational swimming abilities is required for all youth programs, to ensure the safety of your children. All children are required to wear approved PFDs (life jackets) while around the water or in boats. Although there is no national standard for swimmer abilities, it is recommended that children meet the Red Cross guidelines for Swimmer Level 2. See link below for additional details:
How safe are my kids at the club?
Above all else, child safety is our #1 priority. As such, we take extreme care to ensure all of our members can participate in our programs in a safe and friendly environment. Coaches, staff and volunteers work hard to ensure the safety of all participants on the water. As well as being competent paddlers, all coaches at the club are certified through our National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), are confident swimmers, have been trained in Standard CPR and First Aid as well as posses their Pleasure Craft Operators license. Safety boats are always within sight and ready to respond and carry additional Personal Flotation Devices. We have established safety policies and continue to revise policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our members.
Senior staff and coaches proactively review program operations, policies and procedures, and potential safety concerns on a regular basis and take corrective action if/when needed. In addition, each member must sign a Code of Conduct Agreement (see Parent Forms section of our website) as part of the program registration process. This ensures members are aware of the rules and guidelines related to safety, member conduct, treatment of others, etc. If any member is found to break these rules and guidelines, corrective action will be immediately taken and parents will be notified.
How important is sun safety at the club?
Sun safety is very important to us. We encourage all of our members to apply and re-apply sunscreen throughout the day as they are outside for the majority of the day. If our members do not have sunscreen, we will provide it. We strongly encourage parents to remind their children of the importance of wearing sunscreen and re-applying through the day. We suggest either a sport and/or spray on waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF to ensure adequate coverage. We also advise participants to use other sun protection such as hats, sunglasses, sun shirts, etc. as well as being conscious of how much time they are spending in the sun.
What does my child need to bring?
For youth programs, we recommend your child bring the following: (see summer checklist on our website)
Is club merchandise available?
Yes! Merchandise is available for purchase through our online store on the CPCC website.
What if I have my own boat and/or equipment?
A number of our members have personal equipment that can be stored at the canoe club. To ensure optimal security the boat bays are locked anytime a club representative is not present. For storage of personal boats, there is a fee of $100 per year (the year begins on May 1st and goes until April 30th). Equipment such as paddles, boat covers, etc. can be stored at the canoe club free of charge. You can find additional information regarding our Boat Storage Policy under the Policies section of our website.
What facilities do you have for training?
The club offers a fully furnished weight room for on and off season training. This includes both cardio equipment (e.g. ergometers) as well as free weights. Paying members can use this equipment for scheduled programs only, athletes under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a coach.
What is the volunteer commitment?
Each "full-summer/year round" member family is required to complete ten (10) hours of volunteer time throughout the calendar year. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available including regattas, fundraising opportunities, club maintenance and other events. These hours can be completed by the athletes or the athlete's family.
Can I opt out of volunteering?
Yes. Each member family opting out of volunteering is required to make a $100 payment upon program registration. Member families that do not opt out of volunteering are required to provide a cheque made payable to the Carleton Place Canoe Club OR $100 deposit as part of program registration. At the end of the season (September 1st) those who have not completed volunteer commitments will have cheques processed and deposited retained by the club.
How will I know about volunteer opportunities?
There is never a shortage of volunteer opportunities at the club! We are always in need of volunteers for events and fundraising initiatives. Volunteer opportunities will be identified on the CPCC website, email communications and newsletters.
What is the EOD/CKO/CKC Membership Registration Fee for?
The EOD fee covers membership in the Eastern Ontario Divisional for $35 per competitive paddler.
The CKO fee covers an insurance and membership cost of $25.
The CKC fee covers a membership fee of $30 per athlete. Additional $10-$25 CKC fee depending on age class.
What is the Capital Improvement Contribution fee used for?
This fee is to cover additional equipment and building expenses incurred by the club that are not covered with membership fees. For example, in 2015 this fee helped the club purchase new kayaks, life jackets and war canoe paddles. In 2016, we upgraded our gym equipment and purchased a fleet of mini kayaks. 2017 brought upgrades to our staff lounge and board room area, as well as a large purchase of kayaks and canoes. In 2018, the club used the CIC to buy mini C2s. The CIC is spent every year on equipment so that the members who contribute to it, reap the immediate benefits.
Does my child have to know how to paddle to participate in programs?
Our programs are structured to nurture participants from the beginning stages of paddling to experienced and seasoned athletes. Youth who have not paddled before are encouraged to join our Canoe Kids or Youth Canoe Kayak programs. These programs are available on a weekly basis or for the full summer.
Does my child have to participate in regattas?
Not all programs require members to participate in regattas. For Canoe Kids, members are encouraged to participate in a CPCC “fun day” regatta, to introduce young members to racing. For our youth sprint programs (U10-U14), participants are encouraged to participate in various regattas to further develop their paddling abilities and competitive racing skills.
What is the Annual CPCC Regatta?
The CPCC Annual Regatta is typically a two-day event held on the Mississippi River. Upwards of 10 other canoe clubs from all over Ontario and Quebec traditionally attend this event, bringing in roughly 300 athletes and upwards of 600 visitors to the heart of Carleton Place. The first day of the event hosts a youth regatta consisting of roughly 90 races ranging from 200m to 2km, while the second day hosts a 16 and older regatta, including adult canoe/kayak races.