Deep Cove Kayak
Kayak

School & Youth Group Programs

school group kayaking
Rates: Contact us for rates
Dates: May - October
Age: Grade 3 +

Call 604.929.2268 to book & inquire

Overview

Paddle, Explore, Learn

Here at Deep Cove Kayak, we have been delivering quality school group tours and lessons in Say Nuth Khaw Yum (Indian Arm Park) for over 20 years.

We offer tours and lessons at discounted prices to School groups and youth groups. The calm waters of Deep Cove provide a comfortable, safe environment for young, first-time paddlers. We work with a variety of ages but find that we have the most success with grades 3-4 all the way through to grade 12.

We are a Social Purpose company, and our purpose is to INSPIRE DEEPER CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTDOORS AND ONE ANOTHER. All of our paddling programs focus on building relationships within your group as you paddle and explore together all while learning about and respecting the environment that you are paddling in.

We acknowledge, with deep gratitude, that all of our School & Youth Group paddling programs take place on the unceded territory and traditional waters of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

See our full School & Youth Group brochure here:

School & Youth Group brochure 

To inquire or make a reservation please fill out the inquiry form above or email: groupbookings@deepcovekayak.com or call 604 929 2268 ext 3

 

Tours

Group size: 10 – 40 people
Activity Length: 2-5 hours

Coastal Exploration & Education Guided Tour

Learn about local history and enjoy the beauty of our surrounding mountains. Nestled in our fjord, you will find harbour seals, eagles, sea stars and other wildlife in a rich marine environment.

This tour is fully customizable depending on your group’s needs. Go for 2 hours, 3 hours or 5 hours.

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS

HAVE FUN

IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

Objectives:

1) Learn about the marine environment, marine biology how glacial erosion has shaped Say Nuth Khaw Yum (Indian Arm Park).

2) To work in a team of two to paddle the kayak efficiently, and then use effective communication to stay together with the whole group.

3) To leave the classroom and enjoy a healthy dose of mountain and sea air to leave your class feeling refreshed and energized.

Overview:

Your class will be greeted by their guides and given a safety briefing and paddling talk before heading to their kayaks. The class will kayak together and explore the southern islands of Say Nuth Khaw Yum (Indian Arm Park). Your guides will show the group sights of historical and geographical importance and will tell you some fascinating facts and stories from the area!

When the tour is completed, the guides will safely land everyone at the beach and will give the class a chance to reflect on their experiences and the facts they have learned from the tour.

Remember – this tour is completely customizable. Tours can either be 2, 3 or 5 hours in length and we can provide lunches for beach picnics!

Lessons

Group Size: 10+ (24 max for SUP)
Activity Length: 2 hours

Introductory Lessons

Introductory lessons can be taken in either single sea kayaks or on paddleboards.

Learning a new skill with your classmates is a great way to break down barriers within your class, build water confidence and play some fun games while experiencing the beauty of Say Nuth Khaw Yum!

BUILD TRUST

LEARN A NEW SKILL

WATER CONFIDENCE

Objectives: 

1) To learn a new skill while having fun and gaining water confidence.

2) To facilitate your class in sharing an educational and exciting experience with their classmates which will strengthen bonds, trust, and relationships.

3) To create a supportive and open environment during the activity.

Overview:

Your instructors will meet your class and make sure that they are prepared and ready for their lesson. After a safety talk and introduction to your chosen paddling discipline (SUP or kayak), your instructors will take you out onto the water.

When you are on the water your instructors will take your group through the basics of paddling and maneuvering your craft. All of these skills will be taught in a safe environment with plenty of activities and games to consolidate the class’ learning. Your students will be pro in no time!

When the activity is completed, the instructors will safely land everyone at the beach and will give your class a chance to reflect on their experiences from the lesson.

Dragon Boating

Group Size: 14-20 people
Activity Length: 1.5 hours

Dragon Boating

 

Get the whole class out in our 37ft long dragon boat and paddle in time to the drum
as you explore Say Nuth Khaw Yum.

Dragon boating originated over 2,500 years ago among fishing communities based on the Yangtze River in Southern-Central China. It was originally a folk ritual designed to please the rain gods, and celebrate the summer rice planting.

TEAMWORK

STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS

FAST-PACED

Objectives: 

1) To get your class working in sync and coordinating with each other during a fast-paced activity.

2) To create an understanding that everyone has a vital role within the team and everyone must work together to have a successful experience.

3) To blow off some steam with classmates and enjoy the sights of Say Nuth Khaw Yum from our Dragon Boat.

Overview:

Your instructors will meet your class and equip everyone with safety gear and a traditional dragon boat paddle. On land, students will be introduced to efficient paddling technique and dragon boat commands.

Your class will then be safely loaded into the Dragon Boat, and then instructed to paddle out of Deep Cove. You will need to paddle in time as a unit to get the boat moving effectively. Your instructors will give you fun drills and tasks to complete while showing you points of interest in the Cove and Say Nuth Khaw Yum.

When the activity is completed, the guides will safely moor the Dragon Boat and unload your class. You will then have a chance to reflect on your successes and challenges that you encountered during the activity.