Paddle camp, races planned in June

Tour du Teche will offer a camp for young paddlers on Bayou Teche June 24 to June 28.

The camp will be followed June 29 to June 30 by the Petite Tour du Teche kayak and canoe races.

The events will be held in Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux, next to St. Bernard School in Breaux Bridge.

The paddling camp is for youngsters age 12 to 17. Skills covered include canoeing, kayaking, bicycle safety, first aid and CPR.

Sessions will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $200 per participant.

Petite Tour du Teche is a series of short races for young paddlers 5 to 17 years old. Distances range from 250 yards to 1 mile.

Ribbons and certificates will be awarded.

The race is sanctioned by the U.S. Canoe Association.

More information is available online at http://www.tourduteche.com or by calling (337) 789-0319.