San Diego
 Canoe Kayak

SUNBURN National Development Camp

Thanks to the Olympic Development Director, National Coach, team coaches, paddlers AND volunteers to allow us to run the 2016 Sunburn Camp.

We hope to see you next year, but enjoy a few pictures from this camp...


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ACA Waivers:

Health Form: Health Form (requires PDF reader)

Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag (recommended) or bed sheets and blanket
  • (Optionally: pillow)
  • Towel(s)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush….)
  • Flashlight
  • (Optionally: your favorite DVD’s.  DVD should be suitable for all audience)
  • (Optionally: your favorite board game)
  • Paddling outfit for 4 days
  • Running/dry land outfit for 4 days
  • Change of clothes for 5 days
  • Rain jacket/warm clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (in spite of the camp names, we do not want you to get sunburned)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • (Optionally: GPS/activity watch)
  • (Optionally: your own paddle, but we have plenty if you want to borrow from us)
  • Knee block
  • (Optionally: Duct Tape, Electrical Tape, Band-Aids)
  • (Optionally: Thumb drive)
  • (Optionally: Spending money)


Additional Information and FAQ
Who: Team USA and development paddlers, from 13 to 23 seeking to develop their skills.  Each paddler must have current USACK membership
WhatIntensive Paddling Camp involving Canoes and Kayaks, individual and team boats, as well as strength and conditioning, Surfski, SUP, Paddle Board, Running, Weight Room ... and FUN!! 
When should Out-of-town paddlers arrive?
  • Out-of-town paddlers should plan to arrive on December 26th and depart on December 31st.  For out-of-town paddlers requiring airport pick-up/drop-off, please attempt to arrive between noon and 6pm on December 26th, and depart between 9am and 1pm on December 31st.

Do I need to bring my own boat?

  • SDCKT boats and paddles will be available to all campers.  Boat assignment will be done based on paddler skills.
  • Please note that we have limited number and choice of Canoe
  • If you want to use your own boat, we have ample trailer parking available
  • You may bring your own paddle.   

What is included in the overnight camp?

•       Overnight camp includes lodging in dormitories and all meals and snacks

What will be a typical day like for overnight campers?  
    • 7:00/7:30: wake up
    • 7:45: breakfast
    • 8:45: day campers arrive 
    • 9:00 to 12:00: morning practice
    • 12:00 to 13:30: lunch
    • 13:30 to 16:30: afternoon practice
    • 16:45: day campers picked-up    
    • 18:00: diner
    • 22:00: lights out

Overnight campers will have access to a common room for games and socializing, outside of the practice time. 


How do I upgrade from a day camper to overnight camper?

  • You will need to go back the registration page, and sign-up for the upgrade.  Please contact us ( to get the registration code required for the upgrade.

May parents attend the camp?

 •       The camp is designed for paddlers from 13 to 23 years old.

•       However, if you are interested in participating as a chaperone during the camp, please contact us, as we have a few opportunities for chaperones.  At no cost, Chaperones will stay in the dormitories and enjoy meals and snacks with the campers.

•       Chaperones may use any of the club equipment, as long as it does not interfere with the camp, but no formal practice will be arranged for the chaperones. 

When is the deadline to register?

•       The registration will close when 35 paddlers are registered.  Register early to secure your spot

When do I need to pay?

  • You will need to pay before the beginning of the camp, but our preference would be for you to pay by end of November.


What are the dorms like? What do I need to bring?

  •       The dorms are gender - separated cabin- type accommodations with bunk beds.  We recommend you bring a warm sleeping bag and pillow.

 •       Even if San Diego weather is mild in the winter, we recommend you bring some warm clothing, as well as wet-weather clothing.  We will send a detailed packing list to all participants in advance.


What if a paddler has allergies or dietary restrictions?

  • Please communicate with us in advance regarding any allergies or dietary restrictions, and we will do our best to accommodate


For more information or questions, please contact Christophe Chevallier 

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