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The greatest... minutes away from San Francisco... Surf Camp Pacifica is a program dedicated to provide individuals with a safe learning environment.  We are committed to developing unique opportunities and experiences for individuals to learn about the ocean.  Our programs emphasize ocean safety and water awareness.  We use this training to instill a healthy love and respect for the water as well as to cultivate a lifelong enthusiasm for the ocean. 

How about a Learn-To-Row camp with Pacific Rowing Club at Lake Merced this summer? This program is open to all students – both girls and boys -- 8th grade through high school. Come and try the sport of rowing in a fun and informative camp designed for beginners. Each camp runs for 2 weeks, Monday-Friday, from 8 am to 12 noon, and includes land training, video review, nutrition, and rowing in both small and large racing shells. No experience necessary! Great opportunity to try this competitive sport; and if you like it, then join the team for the school year! Colleges love to recruit rowers!

Stanford Rowing Camps. Take your skill to the next level.

The San Francisco’s only synchronized swim club is open to children aged 6 through 14. Those new to synchronized swimming can join the pre-competitive program,which swims twice a week at city pools. After graduating from the pre-competitive program, swimmers join one of the competitive teams based on their age and skill level. All practices are held at city pools. You can observe a practice and/or sign up the first Tuesday of every month at Balboa Pool (Havelock at San Jose Ave.) from 7:30 to 8:30. For information, please call 415-273-5402, or visit our website!

Blue Waters Kayaking Entering their 18th season Blue Waters continues to offer kayak rentals, lessons and nature tours from their Tomales Bay beach site, paddles in our favorite "quiet water" destinations of Northern California and week-long expeditions to the Pacific Northwest and Baja. New venues this season:Blue Waters Kids Kayaking Camp on Tomales Bay. Blue Water’s Kayaking Camp is an amazing fun filled adventure in one of the most beautiful protected territories in Northern California. The days are full of kayaking on Tomales Bay, exploring Point Reyes National Seashore, and swimming, learning knots, telling stories and observing wildlife. The combined experiences of kayaking, environmental education and wilderness camping provide opportunity for team play, confidence building and plenty of fun! It is our hope that through their successes our campers will have a new sense of themselves, each other and how they connect to the natural world that surrounds us.
Blue Waters Kids Kayak Camp is a 5 day 4 night camping expedition for girls and boys ages 12 to 16. Price includes all kayaking gear and food. For more information call Blue Waters 415-669-2600 or send an email: info@bwkayak.com, or visit our website.

Camp Jones Gulch has resident camp programs of campers entering 3-9 grades from June through August. Our sport activities are swimming, canoeing, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, frisbee, hikes, climbing tower, archery, horseback riding, ping-pong and more. Questors (7-9 grades) also get mountain biking, surfing, rock climbing, dance and sports specialties. Visit our website at www.campjonesgulch.org for more information.

Join us at iD Tech Camps - Experience hands-on technology fun! Ages 7-17 create video games, websites with Flash, digital movies, robots and more. Combine Surf & Tech or Sports & Tech.

SURF (my view) the six hottest spots between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay! Fort Point - Under the GG Bridge...not a beginners spot, watch from above and take notes! Ocean Beach - Drive through GGP to the beach. Not a begnners spot unless it is a mellow day... ocean beach has a lot of movement, a lot of rip and currents... be careful. When it looks small it is still very powerful! The picture above is from Ocean Beach. Before going out, watch what the ocean is doing. Linda Mar - at Pacifica State Beach (Taco Bell?). A great beginners spot, be careful of others, everyone is out having a good time. Respect each other and be nice. Watch what the waves are doing before going out, surprises happen every so often. Hold onto your board when you get caught inside. Take a lesson if you are having a hard time, learn about ocean safety and how to surf from Surf Pacifica! Montara State Beach - Keep driving down Hwy 1. Never surf alone, watch what the waves are doing before going in. Mavericks - Past Moss Beach continuing on Hwy 1. Near Princeton, CA! Out near the point! This is not a beginners spot and you should not go out and give it a try. For experts and for strong swimmers only. Be careful... of course! The Jetty- A little further down, near El Granada and before Miramar. The California coast offers more than anyone can imagine. Naturally the hot spots are not listed and never will be! If you are learning to surf be safe and aware of others all the time!

Surf Diva Surf School is the world's FIRST all-female surf school. Located in sunny La Jolla (San Diego), CA, the school offers year-round weekend clinics for women. Additionally, private lessons can be requested for co-ed groups and families. Learning to surf is a fun experience to share with your children. Visit Surf Diva for more information.

Come learn to surf at the Club Ed International Surf School and Camp in Santa Cruz. Rentals and lessons available at Cowell's Beach at the beach trailer located on the right hand side of Santa Cruz Wharf in front of the West Coast Santa Cruz Hotel. Lessons and rentals daily from 8am-6pm. Wetsuits, surfboards, boogie boards, and 7 day surf camps are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the surfing lifestyle to progress rapidly. Surf Camps:June 17-23, June 24-30, July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28, August 5-11, August 12-18, August 19-25. For more information call 1.800.287.SURF (7873) or local call 831.459.9283 or visit Club-Ed Surf! Club-Ed is the perfect learning vacation.

Sea Trek Kayak Camps "More than just a camp. Sea Trek Kayak Camps get kids excited about life, themselves and our marine environment. Our goal is to instill in every child a sense of excitement, wonder and respect for our environment, trust in each other and an appreciation for what great things can be accomplished through cooperation." Camps run beginning the week of June 16th through August 15 Monday through Friday. Sea kayaking in Sausalito, Tomales Bay and Alaska. So much to choose from, children's camps and programs for the whole family.

  • 5 day Sausalito Day Camp ages 9-11. June - August
  • 5 day Tomales Bay Overnight Camp ages 12-16. June through August (no camp July 2-6)
  • 9 day Alaska Kayak Camp ages 12-16. June -July (nine days)

For more information contact Kirk McLaughlin at Sea Trek 415-488-1000 or visit their awesome website. Visit sea trek kayak and remember to come back!

Tamal Saka Kayaking offers youth programs, imagine sea kayaking in Tomales Bay... single and multi-day excursions for youth groups. The curriculum includes: outdoor education,environmental education, nature awareness and wilderness survival skills, sea kayaking techniques and rescue, navigational skills. Spring, summer, and fall programs, cost depends on venue. Contact John Granatir at Tamal Saka 415-663-1743 or visit tamalsaka.

SUMMER KAYAK CAMPS WITH Kayak Connection. Kayaking for kids programs designed for junior paddlers ages 8 and up. Children in boats within a safe environment is a natural success story. We teach children the fundamentals of kayaking skills in small boats within the Santa Cruz Harbor. Games, stories and fun activities abound. Two guides for 10 kids aged 8-12. Kids Kayak Camp, Surf Kayaking and Advanced Kayaking is also offered for more advanced kids. Programs are offered for 13-15 year olds including an overnight kayak/camping trip at Tomales Bay. A whole new ocean experience! So many offerings, kayak connection has two locations: Santa Cruz and Moss Landing, give a call 831.479.1121, be sure to mention sfgokids.com!

Whitewater Voyages Whitewater Voyages is a pioneer in the world of whitewater. Offering professionally guided whitewater rafting trips throughout California.
Whitewater Summer Camps (ages 12-15) on the South Fork American River
Camp RAFT (Rafting Adventure for Teamwork) ages 15-17 on the South & Middle Forks American River - On both Whitewater Summer Camps and CAmp RAFT young people learn outdoor and river skills plus leadership and team building skills in an atmosphere of acceptance, support, caring, fun, adventure, and growth. Special trips include family trips/class I-II, team building, river clean-up trips, and whitewater outreach. So many different programs for learning the adventures of white water. Family trips, whitewater camps, kayak schools and more. For more information visit Whitewater Voyages or call 1.800.488.RAFT.

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