2022 Florida camp

NEWS FLASH: As of March 24, 2022, there are TWO SPOTS available to join this training camp.  There are also options to share accomodations (at AirBnB or hotel), and well as share travel info (and even get a ride down and back as a few of us are driving).  If interested, call Tim ASAP as detailed at the bottom of this page.

In late 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rusty Dragons had a crew of 21 Canadians and Americans planning to go to this annual training camp in Indian Harbour, Florida.    It is used by paddlers all over the world to kickstart their season and meet up with friends and make new ones.  We have been going since 2007 and the return to camp in 2022 promises to be HUGE as we all return after a two year hiatus.

  • Best camp in the world run by Jim Farintosh (1st inductee in the Dragon Boat Canada Hall of Fame).
  • Best coaches in the world coach at the event - learn from the best!
  • 20th anniversary event and special activities are planned.  
  • Paddling on the scenic Banana River by the Atlantic Ocean, in sight of Cape Canaveral rocket launches (and SpaceX).  
  • Paddle with dolphins and manatees twice daily for a week.  Enjoy Florida and the beach every day.
  • Thursday is Causeway Run day where we paddle a 16km loop to distant Causeway and back.  Then afternoon off.
  • Includes at least two video reviews, daily talks on different subjects, morning sunrise yoga, and much more.
  • End the week on the Saturday with a fun 2K race, followed by BBQ and skits (teams roast their coaches).

The cost of the camp is $515 CAD or $425 USD.  

The camp runs from Sunday April 17 at 5 PM (team meeting) to Saturday April 23 at 3 PM (after 2k race and luncheon and skits).


By the way, the collective Rusty Dragons team in 2019 won our week's 2km race!


Use the registration button below to register for this event.  Don't miss the boat! 


If you have any questions, or to register, please call or e-mail Tim MacFarlane as detailed in the contact info at the bottom of this page.

Cocoa Beach, Florida weather 15 Aug. 2022 26 °C
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