Five days of paddling fun for kids ages 9-14
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Portland Paddle's East End Beach site
Session I: July 24-28
Session II: August 7-11
$255 per participant (10% discount for siblings)
Our summer Paddle Camp offers kids a chance to have fun on the waters of Casco Bay while learning some kayaking and paddleboarding skills with our team of passionate paddlers. Each session accepts 12 or fewer campers and is led by experienced kayak and SUP instructors, including at least one licensed Maine guide. Our aim is for campers to finish the week with new paddling skills and knowledge about the marine environment that they'll value for the rest of their lives. We'll teach campers about seabirds, paddling strokes, kayak rescues, SUP yoga, nautical charts and much more. We'll play plenty of games and we'll paddle solo kayaks, SUPs, tandem kayaks and maybe even go for a swim. Our main priority at all times is safety -- especially when paddling on the waters of Casco Bay. On the last day of Paddle Camp parents are welcome to join their kids for our paddle to Fort Gorges for a tour of the historic site.
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PADDLE CAMP ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Monday: Paddle games & intro to sea kayaking
Tuesday: Kayak to Pomroy Rock or Back Cove
Wednesday: Intro to Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) & SUP Yoga
Thursday: On-the-water fun: games, navigation, exiting a kayak, seal & bird-spotting.
Friday: Paddle to Fort Gorges (parents welcome to join! Free with own kayak or $25 to use ours)
WHAT TO BRING? Make sure your camper brings a water bottle, lunch & snacks, sun protection, a swimsuit or other clothes that can get wet, a warm layer (synthetic material) and sturdy sandals or watershoes. We'll provide all the necessary paddling equipment, including PFDs, which we will wear at all times on the water.
HOW TO REGISTER: Space is limited, so we suggest signing up early. Registration can be completed by clicking on the blue button below or by calling Zack at 207-370-1496. You will be asked to pay a $50 deposit to hold your spot. After registering you will receive an email with additional information. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If you would like to receive the 10% sibling discount please enter the code "SIBLING" when booking.
CANCELLATION POLICY: We will offer a full refund on any amount paid if you cancel prior to 14 days before Paddle Camp begins. If you need to cancel within 14 days of Paddle Camp you will forfeit the paid deposit.
PARTICIPANT QUESTIONNAIRE: Please complete this form (PDF) for each child participating and email to Zack (zack @ portlandpaddle.net)