Kids Summer Camps

Please join our WAITLISTs below, as we will add additional camps to meet summer demand!

Our popular camps are open to all kids who can swim, regardless of prior watersports experience, and provide the best way to get your kids out of the house! All programs feature both water and land activities, nature lessons, games, safety and of course stand up paddling! We promote team-building and leadership skills, and foster new friendships and a life-long love of living an active lifestyle through outdoor aquatic sports here in the beautiful place we are so fortunate to call home. 

Our camps are nonstop fun and adventure from start to finish, on the water weather permitting, and with plenty of fun and games when not. We provide the board, leash and sanitized paddle, PFD (lifejacket) and wetsuit. All camps are run in Alameda, out of Mike’s Paddle shop in Ballena Bay or the Encinal Boat Ramp. See our <>FAQ<> for a list of items your camper should bring.

Inherently COVID-safe due to distance from each other on and off the water, rest assured your kids are safely having the time of their lives.

Please read the camp descriptions below to decide which program is best for your child. Don’t hesitate to join a waitlist, as we are constantly adding new camps to meet our always high summer demand!

 

Summer Camp - Ages 9-14 - M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - $549

Our original summer camp offers a full day of fun for kids of all paddling skill levels. Campers spend a week learning basic paddling techniques, open water safety and how to read basic condition reports, then head out on small paddling adventures. We also play games, do arts and crafts, go on hikes and hang out on the beach playing and swimming! 

This Summer Camp is held at the Encinal Boat Ramp in Alameda (see map).

Summer 2021 Camps:

Jul 12 - 16 (FULL)

Jul 19 - 23 (FULL)

Jul 26 - 30 (FULL)

Aug 2 - 6 (FULL)

Aug 9 - 13 (FULL) 

Youth Camp - Ages 6-9 - M-F 9:00 am to 12:30 pm - $399

For little paddlers ages 6-9, Youth Camp gives kids a week of playing outside, both on and off the water, and learning the basics of stand up paddling. We provide small boards that are just their size and keep it at a half day so they remain engaged and enthusiastic. Kids in Youth Camp get even more individual attention than those in our classic Summer Camp. 

Youth Camps are held at Mike’s Paddle in Ballena Bay, Alameda (see map).

Summer 2021 Youth Camps:

Jul 12 - 16 (FULL)

Jul 19 - 23 (FULL)

Jul 26 - 30 (FULL)

Aug 2 - 6 (FULL)

Intermediate Camp - Ages 12-15 - M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - $549

Created for returning campers who are ready to take their paddling skills to the next level, our Intermediate Camp teaches kids a stronger, more efficient forward paddle stroke, techniques to turn faster and move in different directions, a deeper understanding of weather conditions, and how to create a good paddling plan. Campers have longer adventures on the water and gain experience in more challenging conditions. They’ll end their week feeling more confident and ready for some of our advanced programs. 

Intermediate Camps are held at Mike’s Paddle in Ballena Bay, Alameda (see map).

Summer 2021 Intermediate Camps:

Jul 19 - 23 (FULL)

Aug 9 - 13 (FULL)

Teen Camp (Bay Surf) - Ages 12-16 - M-F 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm - $399

Teen Camp is for kids with some SUP experience and confidence in open water who want to learn and experience downwind surfing and the basics of SUP surfing. Run in the afternoons when stronger winds create bigger swells (waves), our Bay Surf camp provides the perfect environment for campers to learn and practice their SUP surfing skills in the safety of the Bay.

Teen Camp (Bay Surf) is held at Mike’s Paddle in Ballena Bay, Alameda (see map).

Summer 2021 Teen Camp (Bay Surf):

August 2 - 6 (FULL) 

 

Find out what to bring, where to go and read about our COVID-19 precautions on our Kids Program - Health & Safety Information page.