Full Day Beginner Kayak + Coastal Adventures Camp
2024 Summer Camp registration will open on February 1, 2024!
Our Beginner Kayak + Coastal Adventures Full Day Camp for youth 10-14 years old is all about learning and developing our kayaking skills while also exploring the marine environment both on and off the water. Accompanied by their peers and enthusiastic Paddle Canada-certified instructors, campers will enjoy five engaging days of skill development, exploration, and excitement.
On Land: Our camps will start on land where we will dive into the fascinating world of intertidal life, learn and practice navigation and orienteering skills and spend time connecting with the other campers and the outdoors. We will then get ready to get on the water in the afternoons.
On the Water: On the water, campers will acquire essential kayaking skills, including boat handling, safe capsizing, and re-entering their kayak. These skills will prepare campers for exciting paddles in sheltered waters. Weather permitting, we will also aim to certify participants with a nationally recognized paddling certification (Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking Skills).
What to Expect:
Kayaking Adventures: Your child will have the opportunity to paddle their very own sea kayak. They’ll learn essential kayaking skills, such as boat handling as well as safely capsizing, and re-entering their kayak
Nature Exploration: Our camp isn’t just about kayaking; it’s about connecting with nature. Campers will spend time on the beach exploring the inter-tidal area and learn about what lives in and around the ocean, all while appreciating the environment they’re exploring.
Safety First: Your child’s safety is our top priority. All our camp counsellors are Paddle Canada and First Aid certified. We provide the necessary equipment and thorough safety instruction, ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience on the water. If the conditions aren’t safe to go out on the water we will ensure your child still has a great time exploring and learning all about the intertidal zone.
Team Building: Through fun and interactive activities, your child will develop strong bonds with their fellow campers and gain important teamwork skills. Friendships formed here often last beyond our camps!
Educational Fun: Our camp offers a perfect blend of learning and recreation. Your child will gain a deeper understanding of waterways, ecosystems, and the importance of preserving our natural environment.
Give your child the opportunity to build confidence, make new friends, and create unforgettable summer memories.
Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on this incredible summer experience. Register today and get ready for a summer of kayaking, nature, and fun!
5-day full-day camps: $525
4-day half-day camps (week of July 4 and August 8th): $420
Weekly during summer break (starting Jun 24)| 9am-4pm
- Week of June 24: Spaces Available
- Week of July 1: Spaces Available
- Week of July 8: Spaces Available
- Week of July 15: Spaces Available
- Week of July 22: Spaces Available
- Week of July 29: Spaces Available
- Week of Aug 5: Spaces Available
- Week of Aug 12: Spaces Available
- Week of Aug 19: Spaces Available
- Week of Aug 26: Spaces Available
If your preferred camp is full you can add your name to our waiting list here.
Week of July 1 is only a 4-day camp at a reduced rate due to Canada Day:
Week of August 5 is only a 4-day camp at a reduced rate due to BC Day:
Book all other weeks:
We require kids to be (at least) 10 years old by the first day of camp. We cannot make any exceptions to this.
No experience or swimming ability is needed, but it helps if your child is comfortable in the water!
Plans change, things happen. We get it!
Please refer to our Cancellation Policy page to see the notice we need in order to cancel your booking.
In any case, we do appreciate it if you could let us know sooner than later if you are planning to cancel so we can give your spot to somebody else if possible.