Our Basic Sea Kayaking Camp teaches campers the basics of sea kayaking, including paddling techniques, equipment, safety procedures, and rescue skills.
About Sea Kayaking Camp
The Berkeley Marina is a beautiful place for campers to learn the basics of sea Kayaking- including paddling techniques, equipment and safety procedures. The protected waters are most calm in the morning and provide a fun learning environment for campers to get their first Kayaking experience – or build on existing skills.
Swimming ability is not required, however a comfort with wind and water is strongly encouraged.
Ages & Eligibility
Campers must be ages 11-17 on the first day of camp in order to register. All campers must have basic swimming skills.
Questions about eligibility? Contact Adventures Youth Programs Manager Lauren Gregory.
UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720
The Register button will take you to our CampDoc registration portal, where you can view camp availability and options, add extended care and additional weeks or sign up multiple campers for multiple weeks.
|Week 1||6/3/24 – 6/7/24||Mon – Fri||9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.||$300|
6/17/24 – 6/21/24
No Camp 6/19
|Mon – Fri||9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.||$240|
|Week 5||7/1/24 – 7/3/24||Mon – Wed||9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.||$180|
|Week 7||7/15/24 – 7/19/24||Mon – Fri||9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.||$300|
|Week 9||7/29/24 – 8/2/24||Mon – Fri||9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.||$300|
- Monday - Introduction to personal safety gear, boats parts, basic front and back stroke, on the water practice.
- Tuesday - Introduction to the spray skirt, wet exit, T rescue, on the water practice.
- Wednesday - Refinement of strokes (teach J-stroke, sweep, draw, brace), Cowboy self-arrest, on the water practice.
- Thursday - Discuss risk assessment (tides, currents, obstacles), long paddle.
- Friday - Learn to surf the waves, refine strokes, and play games.
- What to BringIt can be COLD at the Marina — even during the summer! Please outfit your camper in warm layers.
- Bring a bathing suit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes that can get wet.
- Students should wear non-cotton clothing that can get wet.
- Glasses should always have a strap to hold them on.
- Bring change of dry clothes for after class.
- Cal Adventures provides wetsuits, and paddling jackets, life jackets, and all kayaking equipment.
- Students should bring a water bottle and a light lunch or snack from Monday thru Thursday.