Open Canoeing / Kayaking Taster Session


Kayaking/ Canoe Holiday Programme Week
20th – 24th August 2018 Joining Instructions

Dates , Timings and Locations
20th August 2018 - 9.00am – 3.00pm - The Strand, Approach Road,
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1TT
21st August 2018 – 9.00am – 3..00pm - The Strand, Approach Road,
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1TT
22nd August 2018 – 9.00am – 3.00pm - The Strand, Approach Road,
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1TT

23rd August 2018 – 9.00am - overnight camp - meet at The Strand

24th August 2018 pick-up 4pm The Strand

Whilst most activities will be at the Strand we may use other sites. Details will be provided in advance to parents.

Please bring a packed lunch from home – Monday – Thursday and plenty of fluids if it is hot
We will cater for Thursday evening and Friday breakfast and lunch

What to bring/wear

Monday – Wednesday
Wear old clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting wet (NO JEANS and if possible no cotton) or wetsuit and wet shoes if you prefer
Bring – Towel and a complete change of clothes and shoes, bag to put wet stuff in, Sun Hat and Sun Screen

For Thursday/Friday

Turn up in paddling gear and bring a packed lunch ….
The plan is to pack all our stuff Wednesday afternoon for the camping trip …. So on Wednesday please bring with you …
Sleeping bag and roll mat (if you do not have one speak to us as we have a few spares)
Torch and spare Batteries
Wet Wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste and hair brush, small towel, sun screen
Any medication
Warm PJ’s
Underwear and socks
Set of warm clothes for the evening including dry shoes and warm hat(no Jeans)
Plastic bowl and mug, knife, fork and spoon
Waterproofs if you have them (if not borrow ours)

Monday 20th
Intro and Get to know people
Try Open Canoeing
Try Kayaking
Tuesday 21st
Plan menu for camping trip
More open canoeing or kayaking
Wednesday 23rd
Perfecting our skills in canoes or kayaks
Learn how to and pack for trip
Thursday 24th
Travel to the Upper River Medway – Possibly Tonbridge
Paddle Upper Medway, Including Canoe shoots, and set up camp and camp over night
Friday 25th
Strike camp, paddle to Yalding, get picked up and return to centre and unpack and clean kit
Pick up 4pm at the Strand.

If you have any questions please call Russell on 01634 582100


Regrettably the family Paddling session planned for 6th August has had to be cancelled. If you have already booked a place the refund will appear in your wallet. This can be used against future events or a refund can be requested.We apologise for inconvenience.