Our teen camps provide teenagers the opportunity to spend time on the water with other teens, completing a self- propelled kayak expedition up the Indian Arm. They will learn kayak skills including basic stokes, wet exits, intro to balancing and bracing and kayak journeying.
Successful students will receive a nationally recognized Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills Certification
- Teens spend 3 days learning kayak skills, and 2 days applying these skills on a overnight kayak expedition.
- Build camping skills and learn about environmental awareness
- Marine navigation skills including chart reading, tides and currents and marine weather forecasts
- 1 night camping out on Indian Arm
- Qualifies for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Journey Award.
$565 plus GST
Dates & Times
Camp runs from 9:00am till 3:00pm on the Monday-Wednesday, 9:00am Thursday to 3:00pm Friday for the overnight.
- July 8th – 12th
- July 15th – 19th
- July 22nd – 26th
- July 29th – August 2nd
- August 12th – 16th
- August 19th – 23th
- August 26th – 30th
Not offered on public holidays
Reservations are required
What to Bring
We advise all camp participants to come dressed to get wet. A bathing suit and or non-cotton insulating layers are best, while polyester and wool are even better. If your child has his/her own wetsuit they are welcome to wear that as well.
Please wear secure waterproof or water-resistant footwear, sunscreen and a sun hat.
Camps run rain or shine. If it is raining please bring a rain jacket and or rain hat. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Sunglasses are encouraged but please ensure the glasses have a strap. If your child wears eyeglasses please make sure they also have a secure strap.
During the camps, they often stop at a beach or on the water for a snack. Please bring a water bottle and a light snack in a waterproof container that can be eaten on the water.
After the camps, participants are usually wet, so we suggest bringing a change of clothes and a towel. Cubbies, located just outside the kayak centre, are available to store towels and clothes but please leave any valuables at home or in the car.
The camp includes an overnight stay. Participant must bring their own sleeping bag, matt and clothes. A head lamp or other torch is essential. If you have your own tent you are welcome to bring it along.
Deep Cove Kayak will provide cooking equipment, tents and other require safety items.
Other aspects of the overnight trip can be discussed before the camp starts and will feature heavily in the proceeding days discussion, planning and lessons.
If you need more info on what to wear or bring with you check out our What to Bring page.
If you need additional info on our safety or cancellation policies, check out our Additional Info page.
If you have any other questions, see if they are already answered on our FAQ page or call us at 604.929.2268.