Santa Cruz Harbor Classes

kids kayak camp fun santa cruz
kids kayak camp fun santa cruz

Kids Kayak Camp


If you’re looking for the perfect way to ensure that your child has the summer of a lifetime, this is the ideal choice.  Combining education with fun, this four day camp  teaches kids the fundamentals of kayaking, ocean safety, and teamwork.  Through a series of educational skill-building games, our campers become more confident and comfortable out on the water. They  learn how to gauge factors such as swell, currents, and wind to determine ocean safety while exploring a variety of paddle craft, including kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and boogie boards. The first day is spent learning the basics of kayaking with an emphasis on fun and games.  On the second day, we  paddle out to the local kelp beds for a truly memorable experience among the friendly critters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. On the third day, we  spend the morning learning the basics of stand-up paddle boarding with lots of games, which is followed by an exciting afternoon of boogie boarding in the surf. On the final day, we  host our Kayak Olympics – a series of fun challenges designed to let all of our campers show off their new paddling skills. All rental equipment (wetsuits, kayaks, safety equipment) is included.  

Ages 8-12 are welcome!
The camp runs Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm