Sea Kayaking Camp


Our Basic Sea Kayaking Camp teaches the basics of sea kayaking, including: paddling technique, equipment, safety procedures, and rescue skills.


2018 Camp Season: Registration now open


About This Camp

Learn paddling techniques, equipment care, and safety procedures on the South Sailing Basin in sit-on-top and decked sea kayaks. A more in-depth opportunity to explore types of rescues and accessories available within the world of kayaking.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 11-17 (by December 1, 2018) in order to register for this camp.

Price: $260

Camp Sessions

Dates Days Time Action
6/25 – 6/29 Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Early drop-off – 8 – 9 a.m.*
7/9 – 7/13 Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Early drop-off – 8 – 9 a.m.*
8/6 – 8/10 Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Early drop-off – 8 – 9 a.m.*

*Early drop-off is available to parents at no additional cost. Affordable afternoon extended care is available for all camps.

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720


Camp Details

  • 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.

Please Note: This schedule is only a sample of potential activities. Schedule is influenced by weather conditions, resource availability and staffing capability.

It 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 loose fitting 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.

A confirmation letter will have a detailed list of the personal equipment that each student will need.

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