Stand Up Paddleboarding Camp Mill Valley - 2nd to 7th - Day Camp

Our Stand Up Paddleboarding Camp gets campers out on the water experiencing the joy of paddling while building core strength and enjoying incredible views. Under the guidance of our able instructors, campers will learn basic strokes, rescue techniques, and water safety as they navigate some of Marin’s most accessible bodies of water.

Campers take on challenges tailored to their ability level, progressing as they build proficiency and comfort. We group them by grade range—2nd-4th graders join the SUP skills camp, while 5th-7th graders make up our SUP Adventure Team—and give them plenty of individualized support as they develop confidence and deepen their technical skills, stroke by stroke.

There is a shuttle to/from San Francisco available. Details can be found here.


Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $609 $584 $576 $559
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

* Why we charge what we do.

* We are committed to inclusivity for all. Are finances a barrier for you? Apply For Financial Assistance or Check Out Payment Plans.

* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

Early Drop Off $30
After Care $85
Lunch Option $25
San Francisco - Mill Valley Shuttle $75

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Flat Water

Safety & Rescue

Places We Go: Loch Lomond Marina, McNear’s Beach, Paradise Park

Campers become familiar with and confident on the water as they practice paddle strokes and engage in exciting team building games. 

Places We Go: Loch Lomond Marina, McNear’s Beach, Paradise Park

Campers spend the week mastering flat-water skills learning equipment basics, getting comfortable balancing on their boards and practicing a variety of stances, strokes and maneuvers.

Places We Go: Loch Lomond Marina, McNear’s Beach, Paradise Park

Alongside their paddling instruction, we teach campers a range of advanced safety and rescue techniques, swim rescue, recovering a lost board and towing an injured paddler.


Amanda Olson

To me, being outdoors and having a sense of adventure is the most powerful thing. I grew up being outdoors and active every day and I want to encourage every child to partake in adventure! I feel that exposure created my love of the outdoors that has made me the person I am today! Fresh air, embracing the elements, and being able to constantly find something new to admire is my favorite part of working outdoors! My favorite part about working with kids is their amazing contagious energy! I was formerly a registered behavior technician and have a passion for working with children. If you asked me what I love most about working for Avid4 Adventure I would say EVERYTHING! This is a question that I truly can answer for hours. Avid4 Adventure is so professional, has the most empowering team, and truly is changing the world for the better! There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about Avid and the positive impact it has on campers and staff. Camping, kayaking, biking, and anything active is typically how I spend my free time and trail running is always my favorite adventure! 

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues Clues? It was the most successful kids’ show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it? Why was Blues Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.


While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.