Bay Area, CA Kayak Adventure Camp
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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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.
Ages 9-13 Kayak Adventure Camp includes
• Travel the waterways of our awesome greenspaces
• Paddle and row in our traditional skin-on-frame boats
• Proper safety and rescue gear
• Kayak rolling (in safe waters)
• Navigating currents
• Boating protocol
• Efficient paddling
• Knots and other marine skills
• Team work