Our summer Paddle Camp offers kids a chance to have fun on the waters of Casco Bay while learning paddling skills with our team of passionate paddlers. Each session accepts up to 10 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.
Day Camp Details:
Our mid July day camp is perfect for either the experienced or the new paddler! We introduce campers to both sea kayak and paddleboard disciplines through a variety of lessons, games, and destination paddles. We’ll teach campers about seabirds, paddling strokes, kayak rescues, SUP yoga, nautical charts and much more. Our main priority at all times is safety — especially when paddling on the waters of Casco Bay. This camp is similar to our past paddle camp programs, with some logistical differences.
Where: Portland Paddle’s main site at East End Beach in Portland, with one day at our Crescent Beach satellite location in Cape Elizabeth.
When: July 10th-14th, 8:30am-1pm daily
Participants~ Ages: 8-12 Min:6 Max:10
Monday – Introductions, sea kayak paddle to Back Cove, kayak games, and capsize practice
Tuesday – Paddle Board Yoga and other paddle board games
Wednesday – Beach day and Sit on Top kayaking at Crescent Beach
Thursday – Paddle to Mackworth Island, explore the island if time allows
Friday – Family day! Paddle to Fort Gorges with family invited to attend
What to Bring:
Please make sure your camper brings the following every day
Lunch & snacks
Swimsuit or other clothes that can get wet
Extra change of clothes (other than swimsuit)
A warm layer (synthetic material)
Sturdy sandals or watershoes.
We’ll provide all the necessary paddling equipment, including PFDs, which we will wear at all times on the water.