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Paddle Camp for Kids

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 guides. Each session accepts up to 12 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.

Events > Paddle Camp for Kids
Portland Paddle
East End Beach, 1 Cutter Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
June 24, 2024 through June 28, 2024

Our Day Camp for ages 8-12 introduces kids to the joy of kayaking and paddle boarding!

Day Camp Details:
-Our 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.
-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: June 24th through 28th, 8:30am – 1:00pm each day

Sample Itinerary:
-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
-Refillable sturdy water bottle
-Lunch & snacks
-Sun protection
-Swimsuit or other clothes that can get wet
-Extra change of clothes (other than swimsuit)
-A warm layer (synthetic material)
-Rain / wind blocking layers
-Sturdy sandals or watershoes.
-We’ll provide all the necessary paddling equipment, including PFDs, which we will wear at all times on the water.