Answers to some commonly asked questions about our programs - if you have any other questions please contact us!
What should my child bring to the club?
Paddlers should bring clothes for on and off water activities... a towel and change of clothes, dry sneakers, flip flops, their own properly fitted lifejacket, a large filled water bottle, lunch, snacks, bugspray & sunscreen.
Paddlers should leave all electronics and valuables at home.
What does a normal day look like during the summer program?
Starting at 9:00, summer paddlers rotate through four 60-90 minute sessions, with a one hour lunch break. These sessions are typically single boats, team boats, war canoe, and dryland activities. On certain days coaches may deviate from this schedule for special activities or alter due to weather conditions.
How much does the program cost?
A complete breakdown of fees is available on our registration page. We aim to keep fees reasonable and can always work with parents on payment plans, as you may require.
Do you offer early drop-off or late pick-up?
Pisiquid offers supervised early drop-off and late pick-up services for our families at an additional charge. Normally this will extend our normal hours by 30 minutes at the beginning and end of each weekday.
Anyone requiring early drop-off or late pick-up should contact our Treasurer to make these arrangements to ensure we have staff available to meet your specific requirements
At what age can my child start paddling?
We recommend that kids start only after completing their first year of school.
How do races and regattas work?
Regattas at the U10 level are very relaxed and aim to introduce paddlers to competition in a low-stress environment. Paddlers complete 400M loops in singles and 200m events in C4, K4, and War Canoe. They are allowed to start again if they fall out or experience any issues.
At the U12 and U14 levels and above competition is more structured but regattas are still tons of fun. We encourage all full summer paddlers to participate.
Starting at the U16 level, regattas may become specialized; and may include long distance events, crews events, provincial and national team trials, cold-weather events, fitness combines and Nationals Qualifying regattas.