This two-hour adventure on Casco Bay is designed for families with children ages seven and up. Enjoy a fun paddle along the waters of Portland harbor and its surrounding islands! The slower pace of this tour is perfect for novice paddlers and children.
Paddle Camp for Kids
- Ages 8-12 July 10th-14th
Paddle Camp Offers 5 Days of Paddling Adventure
Our Day Camp for ages 8-12 introduces kids to the joy of kayaking and paddle boarding!
Our summer Paddle Camp offers kids a chance to have fun on the waters of Casco Bay while learning paddling skills with our team of passionate guides. Each session accepts up to 12 campers and is led by experienced kayak and SUP instructors, including at least one licensed Maine guide. Our aim is for campers to finish the week with new paddling skills and knowledge about the marine environment that they’ll value for the rest of their lives.
This summer we will have two weeks of day camp, exact dates will be announced by mid February.
Day Camp Details:
Our day camp is perfect for either the experienced or the new paddler! We introduce campers to both sea kayak and paddleboard disciplines through a variety of lessons, games, and destination paddles. We’ll teach campers about seabirds, paddling strokes, kayak rescues, SUP yoga, nautical charts and much more. Our main priority at all times is safety — especially when paddling on the waters of Casco Bay.
Where: Portland Paddle’s main site at East End Beach in Portland, with one day at our Crescent Beach satellite location in Cape Elizabeth.
When: 2024 Dates TBD
Participants~ Ages: 8-12 Min group size:6 Max:12
Monday – Introductions, sea kayak paddle to Back Cove, kayak games, and capsize practice
Tuesday – Paddle Board Yoga and other paddle board games
Wednesday – Beach day and Sit on Top kayaking at Crescent Beach
Thursday – Paddle to Mackworth Island, explore the island if time allows
Friday – Family day! Paddle to Fort Gorges with family invited to attend
What to Bring:
Please make sure your camper brings the following every day
- Water bottle
- Lunch & snacks
- Sun protection
- Swimsuit or other clothes that can get wet
- Extra change of clothes (other than swimsuit)
- A warm layer (synthetic material)
- Rain / wind blocking layers
- Sturdy sandals or watershoes.
We’ll provide all the necessary paddling equipment, including PFDs, which we will wear at all times on the water.
We will offer a full refund on any amount paid if you cancel prior to 14 days before Paddle Camp begins. If you need to cancel within 14 days of Paddle Camp you will forfeit the paid deposit.
Weather cancellations: If we cancel a day of Paddle Camp due to prolonged rain or strong winds we will notify parents as soon as possible by email. An extra day of Paddle Camp will then be added the following week. For example, if Thursday is cancelled we would extend Paddle Camp through the following Monday. We are not able to provide refunds for any days that are cancelled due to weather, even if the camper cannot make the rescheduled day.
Space is limited, so we suggest signing up early. You will be asked to pay a 50% deposit to hold your spot and the rest will be due on the first day of Paddle Camp. After registering you will receive an email with additional information. If you would like to receive the 10% sibling discount please enter the code “SIBLING” when booking. Please let us know if you have any trouble registering. After registering please complete the participant waiver and questionnaire that will be linked in the confirmation email.