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Canoeing

2hrs of canoeing each day
Excel+ Activities

Canoeing

2018 will be our 8th year with the Forth Canoe Club, home of Olympic medal winner David Florence.

Our canoeing activities take place at Forth Canoe Club, situated on the Union Canal. The club has links to Canoe Scotland.

The children will be transported with Excel coaches to the clubhouse to have 2 hours of canoe instruction and training with professional tutors. During a 5-day course children will have the opportunity to learn new skills and try out a variety of boats.

This is a very popular activity and is usually fully subscribed each year. The price is inclusive of the All Sports summer camp.

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Forth Canoe Club

Forth Canoe Club are a professional organisation with a clubhouse on the Union Canal. They have many kayak superstars with success at the Olympics and recently the World Championships. This is Excel's 8th year with Forth Canoe Club and they always provide a safe environment for children to learn and enjoy.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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We ask that children bring a bottle of water, a snack and packed lunch with them. In addition they will need suitable clothing for kayaking (a fleece, warm t-shirt/thermal, tracksuit trousers, cagoule/windproof, hat and towel) and a change of clothes and footwear in case they get wet. We encourage children to wear footwear in the kayaks, plimsolls are ideal.

After lunch the children will then join the main All-Sports camp for the remainder of the day participating in team events, film making and sports tournaments.

Excel+ Canoeing camp for 8 - 15 years

The following outline is a rough guide to a typical day at Excel Sports Academy for 8 -15yrs attending Canoeing.

8am – 9.00am Drop off time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
9.00am – 9.30am Travel to Canoeing
9.30 - 11.30pm Excel Plus Activity: Canoeing
11.30am – 12.00pm Travel to Camp
12pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm –1pm Down Time – Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
1pm – 2pm

Sports Session

2pm – 3pm Sports Session
3.00pm – 3.30pm Team Film Making Practice
3.30pm – 5pm Sports Challenge or Tournament
5pm – 6pm Pick up time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.

The following table of activities highlights what you might expect to do during an Excel+ week:

Monday

  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+ Athletics
  • Team tournament
  • Oscar ceremony
  • Prize giving

Tuesday

  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+ canoeing
  • Team tournament
  • Film Practice

Wednesday

  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+ canoeing
  • Team tournament
  • Filming day

Thursday

  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+ canoeing
  • Team tournament
  • Themed Thursday (e.g. pyjama party)

Friday

  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+ canoeing
  • Team tournament
  • Oscar ceremony
  • Prize giving

The Venue

Excel Sports Academy have been in the fantastic facilities of St George’s School for Girls for many years now. Located in a quiet residential area just west of the City in Roseburn. St George’s is one of the countries top schools with first class facilities.

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The Staff

Our Staff are led by a PE teacher and all undergo training as well as appropriate safety checks. We regularly have other PE teachers, elite sports performers and university students training to be teachers.

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