Bay Area, CA Kayak Adventure Camp

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8 kid limit for this camp Our policy for small class sizes.

Experience the waterways and natural wonders of Portland in our traditional skin-on-frame kayaks.

During this week campers learn the basics of boating and journey on our local rivers and lakes. They take to the water everyday paddling our traditional kayaks.

We teach the fundamentals of kayak and boating safety from proper gear to the principles of rescue rolling a kayak (practiced in calm shore waters with instructors "spotting" students). Plus we cover techniques such as efficiently paddling, knots and other marine skills.

They also come back with an appreciation for the local natural history of our area as we look for great blue herons, deer, muskrat, kingfishers and much more.

Awesome extended camp begins at 8am until 5:30pm Our affordable extended camp program begins at 8am and ends at 5:30pm, making camp convenient for working parents. Main camp hours offer flexible drop-off from 8:30am-9am with flexible pick-up 3:00pm-3:30pm.

If you do not have one, we can provide your child with the required PFD.

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  • Berkeley & Oakland
  • Marin County

Kayak Adventure Camp

Location

Our camps meet in central urban locations. From there, we transport to wonderful wild spaces for activities.

Berkeley & Oakland Drop-Off Location 3049 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA

Grades and Ages

Register for the grade your camper is entering the following fall.

Daily Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Free and flexible morning check-in
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Bus programs board at 8:30 AM and students travel to green spaces around the Bay for outdoor instruction
3:30 PM - 4 PM Free and flexible afternoon check-out
4 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered after camp


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Marin County - Summer Camp Lorem Ipsum

Location

Our camps meet in central urban locations. From there, we transport to wonderful wild spaces for activities.

Marin County Drop-Off Location Piper Park, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, a beautiful park with views of Mt. Tam, just off Hwy 101

Grades and Ages

Register for the grade your camper is entering the following fall.

Daily Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Free and flexible morning check-in
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Bus programs board at 8:30 AM and students travel to green spaces around the Bay for outdoor instruction
3:30 PM - 4 PM Free and flexible afternoon check-out
4 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-registered after camp


Get After Camp Add After Camp and extend to 4 PM - 6 PM

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Grade 2-3 , 2014 Tuition $ with 15% super early discount

About Our Boats

Skin-on-frame boats have evolved and been put to the test over thousands of years of heavy use on some of the most arduous seas in the world, such as the arctic ocean. The "skin" of our highly flexible and resilient boats is ballistic grade nylon (the same material used in bulletproof vests). The frames of these boats are lashed and pegged through traditional construction. Modern engineers and boat builders value the flexibility of skin-on-frame construction for being more efficient and durable then fiberglass design in many respects. Because of the natural profile of our boats they also encourage closer encounters with river wildlife from ducks to birds to otters.

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Our Philosophy for Learning & Living

We help children to feel like that group of kids wandering country backyards 50 years ago: independent, tired, muddy, wet and happy from the woods and wild. We are acutely aware of full and real hazards of the out of doors after years of working in environmental education. We try to move away from the highly structured and limiting tolerances of conventional environmental education while keeping kids truly safe but not encapsulated from, or phobic of nature. We are deep patriots to the value of offering guided yet very free and transparent experiences for kids. We believe it is okay to be thirsty at times, cold at times, and wet at times. It builds empathy and care for the gifts of life. It fosters adventure and sincere accomplishment. We also believe it is critical to feel supported and cared for as they truly explore their passion and responsibility. And through a healthy life immersed in nature, they test the limits and great potential of the often untapped physical and emotional resiliency they possess.