Canoe Slalom BOP - Introduction to White Water and All-Comers December Camp - Kawerau

To Register for Introduction to White Water and All-Comers  Camp in December please click here  

11th-13th December 2021

This camp offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone to develop their kayaking skills, with the Tarawera River providing options to cater for every level. Along with the great river you can come and enjoy the excellent facilities at Firmin Lodge just a stone's throw away from where you will be training.


Anyone! Its a great introduction to white water for beginners and caters for everyone upto veterans who have an interest in white water adventure and canoe slalom. 

Equipment can be provided please let us know on your registration if you would like this option


Meet 9am on Saturday 11th December, 2021, at the Adventure Hub Firmin Lodge, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau. The Lodge will be our base for the duration of the camp.

The camp will finish on Monday 13th December 2021 at about 4.30pm.


The camp will cost $265 per person, incl GST, for CSBOP Club members and $295, incl GST, for non CSBOP Club members which will include 24 hour care, food and coaching. 

There is a $50 discount for all entrants of the North Island Intermediate School Champs!

Transport to and from Tauranga will be available in the club van on a first come first served basis at a cost of $17 return.

We invite offers from keen parents to help, if you are the superstar who takes on the food management then you get to stay for free! Otherwise if a parent wants to stay it is $120 including food.

IMPORTANT: We do please require a person (or 2 depending on size of camp) to be a food co-ordinator and cook for this camp if there are any willing parents out there??

The number of places will be limited to a maximum of 30 in Covid-19 Level 2, so book early.

We will be asking some parents to provide pre cooked meals for which they will be reimbursed  - so the main meal cooking is largely done.  So this will only need to heat and attend to side dishes, breakfasts, snacks and desserts. 

Each participant will be asked to bring some home baking and fruit


Numbers will be strictly limited to 40 so book early if you want to be in!  

Registration will be required by 5pm Sunday 5th December. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  As we have to confirm accommodation bookings and food in advance there will be no refunds once bookings close. Bookings and invoicing will be done on the basis of who is booked at the 5th December. There is no cost to withdraw a booking prior to that date. 


Camp parents are police vetted where possible.  Catering will be done by camp parents on site.  Some parents may be asked to make meals to send along and have their costs reimbursed.

The training camp will include:

  • At least two coached white-water sessions per day;
  • A swim at the local hot pools one evening (if open);
  • Fabulous, hearty, home cooked meals.
  • All snacks included
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in the renovated club rooms.

You will need to bring your sleeping bag, a sheet to cover mattress & pillow.

Fun games and a great social atmosphere.


Please email: for more information