Junior Program

Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club is proud to offer one of Portland’s only youth programs for outrigger canoe paddling. From March through September we have dedicated Juniors training and practice times, though they are more then welcome to join in the team’s open practices. The overall mission of the Juniors program is to educate youth in paddling technique, water safety, Hawai’ian culture, and canoe etiquette. This program is a great place to make new friends, get away from video games, alleviate stress, and get some great exercise.  The water is a excellent place for kids to connect with nature and themselves.  Our hope is to share our passion for the water with the youth and give them something they can always go back to throughout their lives. The long term goal is to develop youth athletes to compete in races together with the adults.