Paddling Day Camps for Central Oregon Kids!
by Laurel on June 20th, 2012
Get ‘em outdoors with Tumalo Creek.
Do you have a child ages 8 – 16 that loves playing in the water? Start them off kayaking or stand up paddleboarding at a young age and they will have the skills they need to succeed at some of the most enjoyable watersports around. Whether they want to run the ‘gnar in their kid-sized whitewater kayaks or explore some of Central Oregon’s most pristine waterways by stand up paddleboard, Tumalo Creek’s got an awesome selection of four-day camps offered throughout July and August that are sure to fit your child’s interest and ability level, all for an affordable $295.
Yak-A-Tak Whitewater Camp
If they dream of whitewater, the Yak-A-Tak Kids Whitewater Camp is offered July 23 – 26 and August 20 – 23. Paddlers will practice their roll in an outdoor pool and then move onto stroke technique and reading currents right here on the Deschutes or up at Elk Lake. The last day, kids who are ready will be challenged to run a manageable Class II section of a nearby river.
Yak-A-Tak Flatwater Camp
Our Yak-A-Tak Flatwater Camp is for young paddlers who are more interested in the views and getting a little exercise than a big adrenaline rush. This program is offered August 6 – 9 and August 27 – 30, and kids can look forward to exploring secret river trails and pristine alpine lakes, while aquiring all the skills they need to paddle their own boat on the next family outing.
Stand Up Paddleboard Camp
Stand Up Paddleboarding has made a big splash in Bend and you can bet your kids are hip to the trend. Sign ‘em up for Tumalo Creek’s Stand Up Paddleboarding Camp, offered July 16 – 19 and August 13 – 16, and they’ll come home with improved stroke technique, board balance, and they might even pick up a few boarding tricks!
The sessions run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Daily destinations will depend on the camp and the ability level of the paddlers. Tumalo Creek will provide all transportation and gear, but students should pack a lunch and lots of healthy snacks. Please see our website for suggested clothing.