Kids Summer Camps

Please add your information to our WAITLIST because we are adding new programs and additional spaces to our camps. 

 

Explore the beautiful Bay in Alameda while learning to stand up paddle board. Have your kids experience breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline. Hangout with new and old friends, playing on the beach in the sun, and experience the adventure, fun and games these camps have to offer. 

During this time we understand it is difficult to find ways to get kids out of the house, enjoying outside, hanging with friends and getting some physical fitness. Our program has been re-designed to facilitate a super fun experience for kids while staying vigilant to the needed safety procedures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We have reduced the group size of our programs, which last year created long waitlist for our camps, so this year, we have tried to get creative and add additional programs to get as many kids involved while still maintaining our group size numbers. Please read the camp descriptions below to decide which program is best for your child.

 

Summer Camp: 

Our original summer camp offers fun for all skill levels and ages. The kids learn basic paddling techniques, open water safety, how to read basic condition reports, and go for small paddling adventures. We also play games, do arts and crafts go on hikes and hang out on the beach playing and swimming! 

Age: 9 - 14 years old 

Days: Monday - Friday 

Time: 9am - 4pm 

Location: Encinal Boat Ramp, Alameda

Price: $549

Register Now For: 

June 14 - June 18, 2021 (Waitlist)

June 21 - June 25, 2021 (Waitlist)

June 28 - July 2, 2021 (Waitlist) 

July 5 - July 9, 2021 (Waitlist)

July 12 - July 16, 2021 (Waitlist)

July 19 - July 23, 2021 (Waitlist)

July 26 - July 30, 2021 (Waitlist)

August 2 - August 6, 2021 (Waitlist)

August 9 - August 13, 2021 (Waitlist)

 

Youth Camp: 

For our little paddlers to play outside on and off the water, and learn the basics of stand up paddling. We have small boards that are just their size so they can paddle themselves around and get their stand up paddle board adventures started early! Our group ratio is much smaller than our other camps to give more individual attention to each camper as we have made this camp half-day so they stay engaged. 

Age: 6 - 9 years old 

Days: Monday - Friday 

Time: 9am - 12:30pm 

Location: Mike's Paddle Shop - Ballena Bay  

Price: $399

Register Now For: 

June 21 - June 25, 2021

June 28 - July 2, 2021

July 12 - July 16, 2021

August 2 - August 6, 2021

 

Intermediate Camp:

Created for our returning campers that are ready to take their paddling skills to the next level. The kids will learn a stronger more efficient forward paddle stroke, techniques to turn faster and move different directions, understand weather conditions, and create a good paddling plan. We will have longer adventures on the water and more experience in rougher conditions. Kids will walk away feeling more confident and ready for some of our more advanced programs. 

Age: 12 - 15 years old 

Days: Monday - Friday 

Time: 9am - 4pm 

Location: Mike's Paddle Shop - Ballena Bay  

Price: $549 

Register Now For: 

July 19 - July 23, 2021 (Waitlist)

August 9 - August 13, 2021 (Waitlist)

 

Teen Camp (Bay Surf):

For our older intermediate kids who want to experience learn about downwind surfing as well as the basics of SUP surfing. Afternoons during the summer usually have stronger winds which create bigger swells (waves) on the Bay creating an awesome environment to learn and practices surfing skills. We will not be taking the kids to the ocean in this camp but it sets them up to take a private SUP surf lesson in the future. Kids need to have some stand up paddling experience and feel confident in open water with some waves. 

Age: 12 - 16 years old 

Days: Monday - Friday 

Time: 1:30pm - 5pm 

Location: Mike's Paddle Shop - Ballena Bay  

Price: $399 

Register Now For: 

June 21 - June 25, 2021 (Waitlist)

July 12 - July 16, 2021 (Waitlist)

August 2 - August 6, 2021 (Waitlist)

 

These camps are open to all, we promote team-building and leadership skills, and foster a life-long love of living an active lifestyle through outdoor aquatic sports. All programs features both water and land activities, nature lessons, games, safety and of course stand up paddling! 

 

Experience:

  • MUST be able to swim
  • Feel comfortable around the water
  • Water sports experience helpful but not necessary

 

What to bring:

  • Cleaned wetsuit and lifejacket (provide by Mike’s Paddle)
  • 2 face masks for on land and on water
  • Water bottles (2-liter water bottle or two 1 liter bottles)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Medications your child takes (please note on the medical form)
  • Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses with a strap
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Towel
  • Long-sleeve top to wear on the water like a rash guard (must be non-cotton, Mike’s Paddle rash guards available for purchase $25)
  • Swimsuit for under wetsuits
  • Water shoes 
  • A warm change of clothes for after paddling including dry shoes
  • Jacket
  • If your child has their own PFD / wetsuit they may bring it to camp

 

Mike's Paddle provides:

  • Board
  • Paddle
  • Leash
  • Wetsuit
  • Lifejacket (PFD) 

 

Medical & Release of Liability Forms: We have medical and release of liability forms that must be completely filled out and signed by legal parent or guardian for your child to participate in camp. We will send out these documents prior to camp and ask that they be completed by the first day of camp. If your child is showing any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 virus at any time prior to or during camp we ask that you contact the Program Director immediately. 

 

Cancellation Policy: Due to COVID-19 we will only be giving account credits as refunds in the event camps are canceled. These credits can be used for anything at Mike’s Paddle (board purchase, courses, kids programs, rentals, etc.).

 

Tax Deductible Dependent Care: If you need to submit receipt for Tax Deductible Dependent Care, our Tax ID is stored here.

 

COVID-19 Considerations:  Alameda County has officially updated the COVID-19 shelter in place order to include outdoor business, outdoor fitness and summer camps to operate. We are working on new safety protocols, camp curriculums, and activities so our campers can still have a ton of fun on and off the water. Our number one priority is to operate our business and summer kids programs with a heightened focus on safety, cleanliness, mask wearing and physical distancing to ensure our campers stay safe and healthy. Due to our reduction in the camp enrollment, we recommend registering soon so you don't miss out. We would love to answer any questions you may have about how we will operate these programs so please TEXT us at 415-704-6176 or email us at info@mikespaddle.com