Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Take a brave step forward with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $99 for a five-day dragon-boat camp for one child (a $200 value)
- $189 for the above camp for two children (a $400 value)
Kids aged 10–16 explore the outdoors and learn the basics of on-the-water paddling in a five-day camp, lasting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Kids should bring a lunch, hat, and sunscreen. Camps run August 12–16 or August 19–23. Contact Manitoba Paddling Association no later than August 8 to sign up for a camp session.
- $15 for a two-hour introductory kayaking course for one (a $30 value)
- $30 for the above course for two (a $60 value)
Classes of 10–20 students steer vessels through the Red River of the North, led by instructors imparting the basics of manning a kayak. Call for class days and times.
Manitoba Paddling Association
The Manitoba Paddling Association functions as the provincial sport governing body for local competitive canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating. The association encourages the community to stay physically fit while still having fun through a variety of events such as races, year-round programs, and annual Dragon Boat festivals. Events change according to the season, and include summer camps that school beginners in the kayaking basics, spring training that introduces tougher techniques for competitive teams, and winter programs that offer opportunities to stay fit on shore, such as cross-country skiing, indoor circuit and strength training, and swimming laps in the snow.