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 Public Boat launch. Option for the final day at the Langley marina, TBD by instructors, students, and parents.
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.