Adventures in Kayaking Youth Camp
Let your kids explore Pender's splendor in the seat of their kayak, exploring new and exciting shore lines and beaches around the Pender Islands!
At a group pace, we will learn how to work with each other and the sea to move our kayaks efficiently, while exploring beaches with tidal pools, intertidal life and great lasting memories.
Take Thursday night to experience Pender Island under the moonlit sky with just our tarps and sleeping bags! Youth will learn new skills and natural history while their confidence in marine environments grow.
Our highly experienced and qualified instructors keep SAFETY followed by FUN top priority! This is sure to be a fun camp with many lasting memories.
2023 Kayak Camp Dates:
July 24 - 28 & August 28 - Sept 1
Suitable for ages 8 - 13, looking for lots of fun in a pressure free learning environment, focusing in the basics of kayaking as well as lots of group commeraderie, awareness and teamwork, all the while showing extreme care to the nature that surrounds us. We paddle short distances every day, trying to pick different launch locations every day (weather dependent of course). Some days we may do a beach cleanup, others we may hop on our fleet of paddleboards and have a fun splash around. Every day is different, every day is a blast!
***Back for 2023! Campout Night! Thursday Night is an open invite campout at Shingle Bay Campground. With 2 sites reserved, it allows for all kids to sleep under a group tarp with their cozy comforts and old and new friends, with the next site for the leaders of the evening. Parents! You are most welcome to join us (it is encouraged!), but you will be in charge of reserving your own site (Thursday, July 27, Shingle Bay Campground)
Please visit https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Home.aspx to reserve. More information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
August 7 - 11
Suitable for Ages 12 - 16 that would like to gain more skills and paddle more distance! Throughout this week, we explore by sea with lunch stops inaccessible to the general public. This means learning navigation, paddling skills in more than rippled waters, a wet exit and re-entry session, and a night of camping and outdoor skills. Commitment from your child to learn is essential! The outcome of successful participants (meaning, you must participate and successfully complete a controlled wet exit and assisted re-entry) will be a certificate of successful completion of Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak Skills as well as Paddle Canada Basic Camping Skills. Having a structure and a reward at the end will leave your kids...well...not wanting to leave!
***Back for 2023! Campout Night! Thursday Night is a campout at Shingle Bay Campground. With 2 sites reserved, it allows for kids to either campout as a group under a tarp or go solo via bivy/hammock tent. Pack your kids with their packable essential comforts and extra food for the next day. Parents. You are most welcome to join us but you will be in charge of reserving your own site (Thursday, July 21, Shingle Bay Campground). Meals will be planned as a group ahead of time. Space is limited to 8 youth.
Please review the following waivers which need to be signed at checkin.
2 week cancellation policy in effect. Payment is due upon booking. 100% refundable up to 30 days prior. 50% refundable up to 2 weeks prior, unless your youth's spot is fulfilled, then full refund.