Paddling Skills for Teens
No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water orientated camp! Campers will be introduced to basic water safety and sea kayaking skills including: outfitting and gear, wet exits, self and assisted rescue, and key paddle strokes. Participants should expect to get wet and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo’ and ‘kayak sponge tag’ that build paddling and boat-handling skills. Participants must be able to swim and comfortable in deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device (life jacket). They must also be able to pull oneself up onto the deck of a pool from the deep end without use of steps or ladders. This class is an excellent intro to kayaking, but does not imply any certification or infer any skill qualification. Min 4/Max 10
Provided: Kayak, life jacket, paddle, sprayskirt, and safety gear.
Bring: Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet (synthetics dry faster) and/or a bathing suit, hat with a brim, sunscreen, bottle of water, towel, any required medications and dry clothes to change into after camp (optional).
Location: Goss Lake Community Park: 4879 Lakeside Drive, Langley … at the intersection of Sanctuary Lane & Lakeside Drive (between Pintail & Traverse). Please drive slowly around the lake and park carefully. This is a residential neighborhood and they are kindly and generously allowing us use of their park, so please be respectful. Option for the final day at the Langley marina, TBD by instructors, students, and parents. We will be in contact about that mid-week.
Instructors: Whidbey Island Kayaking guides, who are certified kayak instructors and have experience and enthusiasm for leading programming for youth.
Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Jul 20-24 | 2-4:30pm | $135
Note: Heavy rain or strong wind would cancel the activity.
COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN: Key Protocols
Advance registration and payment required online
Waivers need to be signed by each paddler, in advance, online.
- We will be limiting equipment availability and staggering launch times so that physical distancing can be maintained.
We urge you to stay home if you are showing symptoms of illness or have possibly been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed or has symptoms. Our crew will also stay home if they are not feeling well.
Face masks must be worn while on land. Physical Distancing of 6 feet is necessary.
CLEANING….All kayaks, paddles, lifejackets will be disinfected after every use. Hand sanitizer, disposable masks and gloves will be on hand for customers. We will be using soap, bleach solutions, and isopropyl alcohol to clean and disinfect all equipment.
Stay Safe and Paddle Safe! – Whidbey Island Kayaking