It's a Family Affair - Canoe Camp

After the amazing success of the first Family Canoe Camp last year I am glad to announce, “It’s a Family Affair” OCA Family Canoe Camp


Please note this event is for OCA members only.  It extremely easy to become a member so don’t let that stop you.  Just Click HERE

Note: Everyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

The event will be based at Pant- Yr- Onnen campsite from the beautiful shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) with its stunning views of North Wales.

However this is an extremely busy time for the campsite and they have asked that you call and confirm your needs with them at the campsite and pay them directly please.  The deposit of  £40 for one pitch per family is already included as part of your booking cost

Once booked, you now need to contact the campsite to confirm your pitch size and pay the balance.

Email: or ring 01743 718283

Quote: Lina Canoe to ensure your deposit is deducted and your pitch is located with the group.

Please click here the Price List and Terms and Conditions.

Pleaces are very limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Suggested  Itinerary – the environment is changeable therefore we must be to!

Monday 19th August – Arrive after 14:00 hrs (This is a Campsite stipulation) Camp set up.  Introductions and meet the other families, equipment check and possible paddle on the lake. (Depending on arrival times)

Tuesday 20th August – Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake).

Wednesday 21st August – Llyn Tegid or Afon Dyfrdwy (River Dee) depending on Coach availability, River levels and previous experience and transport available to do so.

Thursday 22nd August –Llyn Tegid or Mawddach Estuary depending on coach availability, tide times, previous experience and transport available to do so.

Friday 23rd August– Strike camp by 11. There is the option of paddling after that, but a parking fee must be paid to the campsite for those that want to


Adults   £45

U16’s    £25

U5’s      £15

U2’s      Free

This includes all water fees for the lake and the river and the provision of some Canoes, kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards (N.B. Cost is the same whether you bring your own boats or not)

A rafting session is also possible but this will be at an additional cost. 


The volunteers and coaches will be cooking on a fire pit having a BBQ and using a Pizza oven.  If this type of cooking floats your boat you are welcome to be included in this option at an additional cost of

£50 per person

£20 Under 5’s

Free Under 2’s

This will include all the fuel (Gas, wood, Charcoal and pellets) a basic Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Including fruit, salads, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, squash and snacks.

For those choosing this option you will be required to help out with the preparation and cooking of the meals as well as the clearing away.

You must provide your own eating utensils, plates, cups and bowls. As many of us are conscious of the environmental impact we make I ask that you also bring lunch boxes, flasks and reusable drinks bottles to help reduce the cling film and drinks cartoons we need to dispose of.

Example meals:

Breakfast: Cereals, Porridge, Egg or Bacon baps and pancakes.

Lunches: A packed lunch (made by your good selves and put into a lovely lunch box you brought with you!)

Dinner: Sausage casserole or Vegetarian chilli type thing, BBQ and Pizza’s and a pudding of some sort.

If you have a pizza oven please bring it as my sole oven couldn’t keep up with the demand by itself last year!

We are unable to cater for specific diets given the volunteers will be the coaches and the cooks (with your help) so have limited time and we have limited cooking equipment with no refrigeration facilities available to make lots of variations. 

If you wish to book this option but have a specific diet requirement other than being vegetarian please contact me., Facebook messenger or 07825553111

Kit List for those new to this activity!!

Although this will be summertime please remember we live in the UK! So pack accordingly for all weather conditions with plenty of spare clothes for those little ones.

Clothing for the water must be non-cotton so NO JEANS or tea shirts. Wool, thermals, fleece or wetsuit is best!

Waterproof Jacket and trousers  (the wind-chill is an issue not just rain!)

Water shoes old trainers are perfect (NOT flip flops) are a safety requirement and as such, must be worn in the canoe.

Buoyancy aids or a life jacket. Must be worn

Canoeing helmet if you are going on a river trip.

Please contact me if needed.

The 3 C’s (Canoeing, Camping and Cooking) is what this event is about so you can do as much or as little as you like just having FUN and learning along the way.  The coaches will have varied expertise and experiences so you can chat through thoughts and ideas when you arrive.



Aug 19 to 23 2019, 2:00pm - 6:00am



Tom Finbow's picture

hi Lina 

i have booked in for the family camp trip. The booking is for Becs and I and our two kids Evie (5) and Iris (3). We should be self sufficient for kit.

I will try and call the camping at the weekend.


thanks for organising tom



It's a Family Affair Booking

Gary Rice's picture

Hi Tim,

To book you need to follow the 'BOOK HERE' Link that will take you the booking page.

Once you've done that then ring the campsite to confirm your pitch size and numbers. Quote 'Lina Canoe' to the campsite & they will deduct the £40 deposit you will have paid when booking.


hope that's clear




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Antony Marsh's picture



We've just booked tickets but have manage to put the wrong details against the emergency contact forms (Nichola is an adult and Holly is the child). Sorry for any confusion.