Activities shown in BLUE are our fun Flatwater activities. Activities shown in RED are our challenging Whitewater activities. Activities shown in PINK are our fun Social activities, off the water !

NEWTrips that are either new to CAP or are NEW to most of our current members …. ENJOY!

Join us in this CAP’s 16th Year and enjoy the varied programme of activities we have lined up for you!

The frequency between trips is a bit variable this year to fit in with the availability of our trip Leaders! But hopefully you’ll agree that we’re once again offering a varied and action packed programme of events. There will also be a programme of Social events added to the programme in due course,

 

NOVEMBER

Fri 01 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!!

 

Fri 15 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Sun 17 - The River Wandle. Help us explore this favourite Urban River, flowing nicely. Rocks, Shopping trolleys, bicycles, tunnels, limbo pipe, play-waves, a unique River to enjoy! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Weekend Fri 29th Nov Sun 1st Dec - NEW The re-scheduled “Whitewater Safety and Rescue Training Course”. Two days on Dartmoor working around a Grade 3 River learning all about Whitewater Safety and Rescue ,Qualified coaches, BCU certificates. 

 

DECEMBER

Fri 06 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilitiesWhat better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!.

 

Sat 14 - Join us for CAP’s Xmas Dinner. A fun evening, of food, drink and Xmas merriment! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Fri 20 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilitiesWhat better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW! 

 

Sun 29 - CAP’s short End of Year paddle, blow away Xmas cobwebs then a hot tottie in the Pub! MORE INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED CLOSER TO THE DATE!

 

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020!!

JANUARY 2020

Weekend Fri 31 Jan – Mon 03 February. Just announced ! CAP’s Intermediate Whitewater Weekend. Probably in Wales. If enough people are up for this then we’ll run two days (Sat & Sun) of Intermediate paddling Grade 3 – 4 and then on the Monday a smaller group hitting more advanced Grade 4 + 

 

MARCH 2020

Weekend Fri 13 – Sun 15 March. CAP’s Whitewater Weekend on DartmoorJust announced ! Two days of Whitewater paddling, open to those just progressing onto Whitewater and others of you  with somewhat more experience, an all in CAP weekend. Depending on numbers we may split into differing ability groups or all paddle the same rivers.  Subject to water levels yet another of CAP’s usual great fun weekends !

 

APRIL 2020

EXTENDED TRIP Approx  10 - 18 April  date subject to confirmation !  Just Confirmed ! CAP’s Scottish invasion.  Och aye the noo , we’re off to the Scottish HighlandsA mixed programme, Grade 4 – 5 for a few, Grade 2/3/4 / Loch paddling etc. Within reason a mixed programme arranged around what YOU want to do!

 

On some trips we will need to set minimum criteria for paddler’s abilities and numbers may need to be limited! Some of the flatwater trips may not have a qualified coach in attendance and on others the coaches may be acting above their official coaching remit. Safety will however always remain our number one priority but followed by motivation, encouragement, progression and generally having fun!

I do hope that you’ll be impressed with our programme and want to take part in lots of the trips !

We always like to see our established members out on trips but in addition this year we’ve welcomed lots of newcomers, it’s been great to meet them all and we’re hoping to see them continuing their Kayaking with us and building their skills, confidence, competence and indeed their love of CAP ????   ! 


I look forward to meeting up with you all during our 2019-2020  CAP Years of activity !   Mike   

Newcomers are very welcome to join us for up to three trips as a non-member. We hope that by then you will have caught the kayaking bug (not literally!) and be ready to join up and paddle as many rivers as you can. But that’s also when our insurance requires you to be a member to stay covered.

Our membership fee is £40 per year for an adult, £80 per year for a couple and £80 per year for a family of up to two adults and two children under 16. This (and the trip fees) helps us store, fix or replace our boats, paddles, spray decks, buoyancy aids and cags, so that we can keep everyone comfortable on the water. It also covers our insurance and affiliation to British Canoeing (our governing body). Members pay lower rates for pool sessions and day trips.

We invite newcomers to try out their first pool session for £5, to see if they like it. After that, they’re £7 for members, £10 for non-members and £5 for children. This goes towards paying for the hire of the pool and the lifeguards who, along with our coaches, help to keep everyone safe and having fun.

Normally our day river trips are £5 for members, £10 for non-members and it’s an extra £5 if you’re hiring a club boat and kit. Occasionally we hire a man-made whitewater course, so people can practice their moves, or there’s an extra licence fee to use a particular river, but we let everyone know these things in advance, so they can choose whether to come along.

Our weekends away generally cost £50-£60 per person plus a share of the petrol costs. We try to fit everyone into as few cars as we can. Not only is it green, but it keeps the costs down. The weekend costs cover our stay in a bunkhouse, breakfasts and normally one evening meal. We usually try out a local pub for the other night.

 

Do you like being out in the fresh air? Fancy messing about on some rivers? Croydon Active Paddlers could be the club for you!

We're a friendly group who go canoe and kayak paddling in and around our beautiful capital city and further afield. We are both a canoeing and a kayaking club, and we have quite a fleet of kayaks available for members to try.

For those who're new to the sport and want a gentle introduction, we hold approximately 20 pool sessions each year at the indoor New Addington Leisure Centre pool in Croydon. You can try paddling in a warm swimming pool, with qualified lifeguards and coaches providing safety and help. The pool sessions are also a really good way for those wanting to practice more advanced skills and we often stop for a meal and a chat afterwards in a local pub.

Once beginners have the hang of basic paddling skills we encourage everyone to join us on suitable day trips to build up skills and confidence on different types of water, as well as getting out to enjoy the scenery. We typically venture out onto local rivers once or twice a month to paddle mainly flatwater rivers like the river Wey, Medway, Loddon, Mole which are all around an hours’ drive from Croydon, and we spend 3-5 hours paddling before driving home.

If you're up for something a little more challenging, we also host white water trips for beginner, intermediate, and experienced paddlers, led by our coaching team. Wales and Dartmoor are typically the venues for this, and we organize accommodation which is generally a rural ‘bunkhouse’ with some meals catered for, and some taken in local hostelries.

We welcome couples, singles and families to come along and have some fun, and we can also support your training towards the various BCU awards.

If CAP could be the canoe club or kayak club for you, check out the events page for details of upcoming trips and get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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