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Kids Kayak Camp

Map413 Lake Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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If you’re looking for the perfect way to ensure that your child has the summer of a lifetime, this is the ideal choice! Combining education with fun, this five day camp will teach kids the fundamentals of paddling, ocean safety, and teamwork.

Through a series of educational skill-building games, children will become comfortable out on the water and learn how to gauge factors such as swell, currents, and wind to determine ocean safety while learning the basics of kayaking, stand up paddling, and boogie boarding.

The first day will be spent learning the basics of kayaking with an emphasis on fun and games. On the second day, we will paddle out to the local kelp beds for a truly memorable experience among the friendly critters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. On the third day, we will spend the morning learning the basics of stand-up paddle boarding with lots of games, followed by an exciting afternoon of boogie boarding in the surf. Day four offers another opportunity to explore the Marine Sanctuary and we will spend more time becoming comfortable out on the ocean. On the final day, we will host our Kayak Olympics – a series of fun challenges designed to let all of our campers show off their new paddling skills. All rental equipment (wetsuits, kayaks, safety equipment) is included.

Ages 8-12 are welcome!

Additional Information:

County: Santa Cruz
Gender: Coed
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 12
Year Established: 1995
Capacity: 12
Camp Length: 5 days
Cost Per Week: $450 per session
Financial Aid Offered: no
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