Kids After School Paddling Program

Kids After School Paddling Program


When: April- June, September- October

Cost: This is a custom program setup for each group of youth we work with. Please contact Sue Fox at 541-317-9407 or [email protected] to inquire about price and scheduling. 

Where: Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend OR 97702, the Deschutes River and the Cascade Lakes.


Introduce new paddlers to the water, or take your kids’ skills to the next level with our Kids After School Paddling Program. Our guides will emphasize skills, fun and safety during this once-a-week, 3-week program.

Here’s how it works, you organize a group of 5-12 kids. Choose one discipline to study (flatwater kayak, whitewater kayak or SUP). Collect $75 from each student ($25 for each session). Give Tumalo Creek a call to reserve your dates and times. Questions or ready to book? Please contact Sue Fox, Group Sales and Programs at 541-317-9407.

Curriculum Options include

  • Pad­dling skills in a kayak, SUP or canoe
  • Essen­tial safety skills that will prepare your kids as they dis­cover the joys of play­ing out on the river

Creating positive and supportive relationships with their peers through outdoor recreation

All Tumalo Creek lead instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA). We have a low student-to-instructor ratio to provide lots of individual attention and our goal is to give paddlers a sense of personal accomplishment in an exciting, safe and fun atmosphere.

Note: Please call the shop directly for reservations occurring 24 hours or less from class start date, 541.317.9407.  Minimum enrollment needs can periodically result in course rescheduling.

Equipment List

  • River shoes
  • Sunglasses with Croakies or Chums
  • Sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
  • Quick drying top and bottom
  • Towel and change of clothes for after class if you get wet

Boat or board, paddle and PFD and instructor/s with a 5-1 teacher to student ratio will be provided.

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at Tumalo Creek and other local retailers.

Related Courses

Kids Paddlesports Adventure Camp (June-August)

Kids Whitewater Kayaking Camp (June-August)