For kids who just can’t decide and parents who want to expose their children to multiple water activities. Lake and river games mixed with professional instruction make for a well-rounded week of activities.

Ages 8-15
Tumalo Creek offers a paddlesports adventure week, which includes stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, rafting on the McKenzie River and learning to sail with our Hobie Adventure Island trimarans on Elk Lake.

Your child will learn about cooperation and team building in an active and engaged environment, while gaining a greater appreciation for all that Central Oregon has to offer.

Your child might also be interested in our Kids Whitewater Kayaking Camp, offered once a month July-August. This is an all levels camp for ages 10-15.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Kayaks
  • Stand-up Paddleboards
  • Rafts
  • Sailing Tri-marans
  • Lifejackets
  • Guides and instruction
  • *see 'Other Considerations' field

Participant Provides

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Quick drying u201csurfingu201d type clothes
  • Towel and change of clothing
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lunch and snacks (avoid Peanuts please)

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at our shop.

Meeting Location

805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6 Bend OR 97702

+ CANCELLATION POLICY

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

Kids Camps: 14 days prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 14 day period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (TCKC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TCKC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to; low enrollment, weather (ex. thunderstorms/lightning), natural disasters (ex. forest fires) and events or circumstances beyond TCKC’s control.

+ OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Kids Paddlesports Adventure Camp

Welcome and Congratulations on choosing Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe’s Adventure Camp for your child’s summer activity! Below is a tentative camp outline with information and tips you will find useful in preparing your child for camp.

Things we need from you before camp start date:
• Completed and signed medical form, that includes emergency contact information and a brief medical history for your child.
• Completed and signed TCKC Liability Release

Where:
Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend, OR
(Just down river from the old mill shopping center, next to the Colorado Street bridge).

Start Time:
8:45 am (Please plan on arriving early for day 1 to meet staff and ask any last minute questions)
Pick-up Time:
4:00 pm*
*Des­ig­nated raft­ing days often run later than 4 pm. Return time is usu­ally between 5–5:30 pm. Every effort will be made to inform par­ents the day before. Raft­ing day is usu­ally Wednesday.

What To Bring:
• Backpack w/ Extra Clothing
• Towel
• Swimsuit*
• Sun Shirt* (rash guards work great!)
• Durable Water shoe or sandal (a hike or two my happen)
• Sunsrcreen
• Bug Spray
• Fleece top for cooler temps. (synthetic material)
• Sunglasses w/retainer strap
• Full Water Bottle (Tumalo Creek will provide water cooler with extra water)
• Lots of Healthy High Energy Snacks
• Bag Lunch (Your child will need a lunch from home each day of the camp. Tumalo Creek provides a cooler to store lunches)
* Kids will be most comfortable if they wear quick drying “surfing” type clothes like board shorts and a rash guard. A bathing suit and a t-shirt also works just fine.

Sample Camp Itinerary

Day 1
Elk Lake - Intro to Flatwater Kayaking
• Boat fitting
• Learn important water safety skills and rules
• Paddling skills progression; learn proper paddling techniques
• Lunch
• Tour/swim

Day 2
Deschutes River - Intro to Standup Paddleboarding
• Learn important water safety skills and rules
• Paddling skills progression; learn proper paddle techniques
• Lunch
• Tour/swim

Day 3
Mckenzie River Raft Trip
• Learn important water safety skills and rules
• run river
• Lunch
• run river

Day 4
Elk Lake - Sailing, Kayaking, Standup Paddle Boarding
• Learn important water safety skills and rules
• Introduction to Sailing; Hobie adventure Island Kayak/Sailboat
• Lunch
• Free Paddle/Sail/Swim

* These Itineraries may be modified or cancelled due to weather/safety concerns (thunderstorms frequently occur during the summer months). Every effort will be made to reschedule cancelled days when possible. If day is not rescheduled a refund or credit will be issued for the cancelled day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe Contact Info:
Topher Robertson; Programs Director - 541 317-9407 - [email protected]
Sue Fox; Group Sales Manager - 541 317-9407 - [email protected]

+ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How big are the camps?

Our kids camps have a 6 to 1 ratio for kids and instructors with a maximum occupancy of 12 kids per camp.

Are lunches included?

We do not provide lunches for our kids camps. Please pack your child their lunch and enough snacks to get them through the day.

What should my kid wear?

Please pay attention to the weather and make sure your child is wearing the appropriate clothing to be comfortable for the entire day. Plan for cooler mornings and warmer afternoons. There is also a strong likelihood that your child will go swimming swimwear, sun protection, sunglasses and water shoes that can not accidentally fall off should also be considered.

Is my kid old enough?

Our kids adventure camp is designed for 8-15 year olds where our whitewater camps are for children 10-16.