Isis Source is the family section of Isis Canoe Club. Its purpose is to encourage the development of the skills necessary to enjoy the sport as a family unit within a framework of safety and fun. Designed for families with children 10 years and above, who want some excitement with a good chance of getting wet! While mainly kayaking, the experiences and training will be across a range of craft including white water kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayaks, open canoes and touring canoes. Isis Source develops skills such as learning to be part of a group, leadership, map and compass reading, building new friendships and developing trust. You will be trained by BCU qualified coaches to BCU standards and follow a progressive program through the season. Participants should plan to attend all sessions up to 9th July.
You will have the opportunity to achieve the One Star award for adults or the Paddlepower Passport award for youngsters over the 7 weeks to 14th May. Those achieving this target will be entitled to continue to progress over the next 7 weeks to achieve the Two Star award for adults or the Paddlepower Discover award for youngsters by 9th July. From then to the end of the season ISIS Source will be devoted to trips and training session for those at that standard and begin to link in with the main club.
The club will provide a selection of modern boats, paddles, personal floatation devices, helmets and spray decks. Licence fees to paddle British Waterways are also included in the membership. You will need to provide personal kit for each member of your family to include warm trousers (not jeans), a fleece or thermal top, a cag or waterproof jacket and footwear suitable for paddling (not bulky trainers). In addition you will need to bring a towel, a complete change of clothing in case you get wet, plus a warm drink.
To take part in the Isis Source section of Isis Canoe Club you will need to be family members of the club. The family membership is £85 per family for the year and includes up to two adults and two children (minimum age 10) all living at the same address. Additional children are £10 each. There is no additional charge for taking part in Isis Source.
Your children MUST be willing participants.
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