ACC launches the Explorer Kids Program!



Adelaide Canoe Club is planning a holiday kayaking program for children aged 10 to 14 during the week of Monday 8 to Friday 12 January 2018.

(Follow up Explorer activities are planned for the remainder of the summer)

The program has 3 aims:

– develop kayaking skills and water confidence

– encourage and develop a closer connection with the natural environment

– gain an appreciation for some of the great outdoor natural environments we have under our noses!

The first four days will be held at Paddle SA headquarters at Bower Road West Lakes, with a trip launching at Garden Island (Port Adelaide) on the Friday. All boats and equipment will be supplied and activities supervised by Australian Canoeing qualified leaders (all with DCSI clearance).

The cost of $35 is for Paddle SA Junior Introductory membership, which covers insurance and club access for three months.

Numbers are limited to 12, so book now to secure your place!

Plan for the week:

Each day’s sessions will be from 9 to 11 am.


Beginning: kayaks, paddles and other gear. Games to learn how to go forwards, backwards, turn and stop. What to do if you fall in.


Some more games: how to go sideways, more ways of turning, how not to fall in


Improving the strokes, how to rescue each other, a short trip


Experience a range of canoes and kayaks, and the paddling activities they are used for


A short expedition to Angas Inlet and one of its creeks. Learn about mangroves, marine traffic rules, and perhaps see dolphins (Definitely see Croicocephalus novaehollandiae and Microcarbo melanoleucos)

General briefing notes and further information is available here



If you are interested in helping out please contact Ian Brunning or Peter Carter. Ideally we need people with Flatwater Lifeguard qualifications, but other general help will also be welcome!