This instructor-led lesson is for people who have limited water experience and need training for first time paddling.
Level: Beginner to intermediate (Must be able to swim prior to joining the class)
Duration: Five days, three hours each day
Class Size: 5:1 student-to-instructor ratio
Location: Santa Cruz Harbor
Summer Camps at the SUP Shack gets your kids standing up, paddling and play games with our experienced staff in a safe and friendly learning environment. Teaching our campers best paddling practices, harbor trash pick-up both in the harbor and on the beach, monitoring the harbor creatures, safety, and harbor sup etiquette.
Life vests are provided for all ages and must be worn.
9 AM – 1 PM Monday – Friday
GROMS: 8 – 10 years First-time paddler – not paddled much
The morning session begins with stretching, SUP instruction, and paddle around the Harbor, waking up the harbor seals and sea otters.
10:30 am Snack Time and rest from the SUP adventure around the Harbor.
11 am Games on the Beach – smashball, tag, volleyball and building sand castles.
Photos will be taken at all sessions and can be emailed to parents.
DUDES: 11 – 17 years 9 am – 1 pm Experienced can paddle around the harbor.
5 Day kids camp is a fabulous way for campers to improve their paddling skills. It is important that campers have paddled before as we will be padding around the Santa Cruz Harbor.
Each day paddlers will learn a new skill, perfecting their balance, steering, wildlife education, and water safety.
Campers will be able to paddle around the Santa Cruz Harbor, safely observing paddling etiquette.
Other Fun Experiences While at Camp:
Learn about Santa Cruz Wildlife
Paddle with Seals, Sea Otters, Dolphins?
Beach Games – volleyball, smash ball paddleboarding, kayaking
Arts and Crafts – decorate t-shirts and hats. Best t-shirt contest.
- What to Bring
Campers should bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, water, snack, and lunch daily to class. Bring something warm to wear if the weather is cool.
- Cancellation Policy
All reservations must be canceled 24 hours prior to the date of reservation to avoid any cancellation fees.
All reservations are required to be paid prior to your visit to the SUP Shack. This can be done by clicking on the Book Now button. Any bookings canceled within 24 hours are charged in full at the time of reservation. Walk-ins are welcome and are served on a first come, first served basis.