Kayaking Camp Boulder - 2nd to 7th - Day Camps

Our Kayaking Day Camp takes campers out on both flatwater and whitewater, to experience the joy of paddling independently and also as a team. Under the guidance of our highly qualified instructors, campers will learn basic strokes, rescue techniques, river reading, and water safety as they navigate some of the most beautiful lakes and waterways in Colorado’s Front Range.

Campers learn skills tailored to their level, progressing as they build proficiency and comfort. We group them by grade — 2nd – 4th graders or 5th – 7th graders — and give them plenty of individualized attention as they develop confidence and deepen their technical skills, stroke by stroke.

Please note: Kayaking Day Camp campers should have some previous experience paddling in standing or moving water. In order to register for this program, campers should feel fully comfortable on open water and be comfortable being fully submerged in water for short periods of time. If a camper does not meet this minimum skill requirement, we reserve the right to move a camper to a different program (if space is available) or remove the camper from the group and offer a credit.

As part of our Covid safety measures, we are offering two Boulder locations to limit the capacities at a camp drop-off/pick-up facility.
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PRICING

Camp Length One Week
Price $509

Add Ons  
Lunch and Extended Care To minimize Covid risks we
are not offering these in 2021.

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering 2nd - 7th

Hours

1-Week Session
M - F from 9am-3pm

Location

Boulder New Vista:
June 1 - Aug 6: New Vista High School, 700 20th St, Boulder, CO 80302
August 9-20: Harlow Platts Park, 1360 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305


Boulder Shining Mtn:
Shining Mountain Waldorf School, 999 Violet Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Flatwater

White Water

Places We Go: Boulder Reservoir

Campers spend their first two or three days mastering flatwater skills, getting comfortable with fitting their equipment, using kayaking hand signals, making wet exits and maneuvering our kid-friendly Jackson Whitewater Kayaks before they ever dip their paddles in moving water.

Places We Go: St. Vrain, Boulder Creek, Clear Creek

During the second half of the week, campers will leave flat-water behind to build knowledge and skills in moving water, practicing their technique in some of the Front Range’s premier bodies of water. Please note that our kayaking locations will depend on water levels and group ability.

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.

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

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.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY