October 2019 Kawerau Training Camp

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This camp offers a fantastic opportunity to develop 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 we will be training. We invite offers from keen parents to help with food prep :).  Slalom sessions will be alternated with other fun team-building and whitewater relevant skills development sessions. 


Anyone! From beginners to veterans who have an interest in whitewater adventure and canoe slalom. So if you are preparing for AIMS, in our novice or 5 star programme or a seasoned paddler, there will be something for you. Our coaches will be finalised depending on numbers but will include CSBOP coaches Matt McKnight, Najib Mazar and/or Nico L'abat


Meet 9am on Monday 30th September 2019 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 Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at about 4.30pm.


Camp costs are dependent on the number of attendees but as an approximate, the camp will cost $265 per paddler incl GST for CSBOP Club members and $295 incl GST for non-CSBOP Club members.  This includes 24-hour care, food and coaching. 

We love parents who can stay and help out : )  It is $130 for a parent to stay including food (unless you are the superstar taking on the food management then you get to stay for free!) 

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

It is preferred that individuals attend for the whole camp but if you let us know if you can't stay for the whole camp we can try and make arrangements.

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

If you are a parent who is happy to help please get in touch with Camps@canoeslalombop.co.nz. As always we will be particularly looking for someone who can help in the kitchen :)  

Equipment can be provided.   Please let us know if you would like this option.

Payments can be made to 15 3973 0008846 00

In Reference Fields please label with "Paddler's name and Kawerau Camp Oct".


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

Registration will be required by Monday 16th September - No bookings will be taken after this so get in quick! 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  As we have to confirm accommodation bookings and food in advance there will be no refunds once bookings close.  Billing will be done on the basis of who is booked at the 17th September.  There is no problem to withdraw a booking prior to that date. 



Camp parents and senior coaches will be responsible for participants’ care whilst they are on camp assisted by attending parents 

Camp parents are police vetted.  Catering will be done by camp parents.

The training camp will include:

  • At least two coached white water sessions per day;
  • A swim at the local hot pools one evening;·
  • Fabulous, hearty, home-cooked meals. (No need to bring any extra food, all snacks included.)·
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in the clubrooms.

You will need to bring your sleeping bag & pillow.·

Fun games and a great social atmosphere.


Please email: Camps@canoeslalombop.co.nz for more information