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Kids SUP Camp Santa Cruz

Quick Details

Level: Beginner to intermediate (Must be able to swim prior to joining the class)

Duration: Five days, four hours each day : 9am – 1pm.

Class Size: 5:1 student-to-instructor ratio

Location: Santa Cruz Harbor

Children (Age 8-12)

Kids Camps

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,  trash pick-up both in the Santa Cruz Harbor and on the Twin Lakes beach, monitoring the harbor creatures, safety, and harbor sup etiquette.

Fun includes SUP camp t-shirt design – each paddler gets a T-shirt and hat to design. Games on the beaches, snacks, harbor clean up and conservation..

Photos will be taken at all sessions and can be emailed to parents.

Life vests are provided for all ages and must be worn.


9 AM – 1 PM Monday – Friday

Beginner Kids Camp :  8 – 12 years 

First-time paddler – not paddled much.

The Explorers Groms Camp is the perfect way for your younger kids to enjoy and explore the fun of stand up paddling in a safe and friendly learning environment.  Campers learn to paddle confidently around the Santa Cruz Harbor.


8th June – 12th June

6th July – 10th July

27th July – 31st July


Beginners Teen Camp :  12 – 17 years

First-time paddler – not paddled much.

The Beginners Teen Camp is fabulous for teens that have never paddled before, or are new to paddling.

By the end of the week all teen explorers will be able to confidently paddle around the Santa Cruz Harbor.  We teach the campers the importance of being Guardians of the Oceans – reducing plastic usage, clean up and protecting the wildlife.


15th June – 19th June

13th July – 17th July


Advanced Teen Camp :  12 – 17 years 

Experienced can paddle around the harbor.

5 Day Teens 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 and if weather permitting out on to the ocean to the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Each day paddlers will learn a new skills, perfecting their balance, steering, wildlife education, and water safety.      Campers will be able to paddle around the Santa Cruz Harbor, safely observing paddling etiquette.


22nd June – 26th June

20th July – 24th July

8th August – 7th August

Other Fun Experiences While at Camp:

Learn about Santa Cruz Wildlife

Paddle with Seals, Sea Otters, Dolphins!

Beach Games – volleyball, smash ball, paddleboarding, boogie boarding, kayaking 

Arts and Crafts – decorate t-shirts and hats. Best t-shirt contest.