Kids 1/2 Day Paddle Board Camp (M-F)
Enjoy five mornings full of fun and play on the water while learning to balance on and paddle a stand up paddle board. Half-day SUP Paddle Board Campers learn to paddle solo on youth sized paddle boards and and tandem on adult boards -- all with youth sized paddles. Basically this is the morning half of our full-day Kids SUP and Kayak Combo Camp.
Learn basic paddling and safety skills while playing water games like sponge tag, "Disaster Strikes", a treasure hunt, and relay racing -- each day is fun and different. The last day we'll take a half-day paddling trip. Class sized limited with five-to-one student/instructor ratio so everyone gets the personal attention they need and can progress at their own rate.
There's no other Kids SUP Camp like this anywhere in the US. Our camp was created by Barbara Gronseth (K.A.'s Head of Youth Kayaking Programs). Barb has instructed for decades and has introduced hundreds of youth to paddle sports. All our camp instructors are chosen, trained, and mentored by Barb specifically for this program. Participants benefit from the Kayak Academy's resources of youth sized SUPs and paddles, comfortable kid's sized PFD's designed for paddling, warm booties, and most unique of all - free use of wet suits or dry suits (depending on the weather and water temperature). K.A. is the only school in the world to offer all youth sized equipment in a kids SUP program.
This camp builds both self reliance and teamwork skills. Watch your child's confidence, safety awareness and sense of accomplishment develop throughout the week.
Requirements: Even though PFD's will be worn whenever we are on the water, participants must be able to swim to take this camp. Outdoor type clothing is required -- no cotton (i.e. synthetic or wool long underwear tops and bottoms), an equipment list will be provided with sign up.
We also offer All-Day Kayak & SUP Camps for kids at L. Sammamish State Park. For the dates and more information on these programs, please click here Kids Kayak & SUP All-Day Combo Camp.
For families of three or more, we offer private family SK101 course (Beginning Sea Kayak Safety).
For Party Rentals see our subsidiary: Issaquah Paddle Sports
Note, in addition to the camps at our location on L. Sammamish, we also offer Full Day Kids Kayak & SUP Camps at Mercer Island through the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department. The Mercer Island camps generally have a larger class size.
Location: Tibbitts Beach, Lake Sammamish State Park
Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 9am-12pm
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $300 (includes use of: PFD, wet suit booties, wet suit, SUP board w/ankle leash, and paddle)
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