Kids Paddleboard Summer Camp

Walk on water at Mike's Paddle Kids SUP Summer Camp! Explore beautiful Ballena Bay of Alameda while we learn to stand up paddle board. Breathtaking views of San Francisco, underwater friends, and the summer sun shining down on this fun little island are just a few of the perks for this week-long, full-day camp. Open to boys and girls ages 9 to 14, this camp will provide all paddling instruction, promote team-building and leadership skills, and foster a life long love of living an active lifestyle through outdoor aquatic sports. We will have on land as well as in the water activities, teaching the kids about our ecosystem, the history of stand up paddle boarding, all about our boards and other equipment, and of course - how to SUP!! Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm. Camp registration: $475 per week. Extended care available with latest pick up at 5pm, $50 for the week. Late pick ups (till 5pm only) without extended care and prior notice $30 per hour. Age & Experience: MUST be able to swim. Kids between 9 and 14. Kids under 9 but have either a lot of water experience or are mature in size/personality may be accepted. Kids over 14 can qualify as junior counselors (discounts available). In either case, please email mike@mikespaddle.com directly and discuss. Water sports experience helpful but not neccessary. Summer Sessions:
drop off and pick up information
Please arrive promptly. If you are late for more than 15 minutes, you will forfeit the class. We do this because we respect all of our students. At the beginning of class, we may not be able to answer the call because clients are arriving. Please leave a message at 415-295-2925 for cancellations.
Transportation information
Driving Directions From Alameda: Take Central Ave north towards the Navy Base, take a left on Ballena Blvd (half a mile from Webster). Cross the bridge and you’ll see Ballena Isles Marina on your left. From San Francisco: Cross the bay bridge, exit towards I-880 South - Alameda/San Jose/Airport On I-880 South, exit towards Broadway/Alameda. At the exit, turn right on 5th street. At Broadway, turn slight left under the overpass towards Webster Tunnel/Alameda. After the tunnel, stay on the right side and continue down on Webster pass the commercial district. Take a right on Central Ave and after half a mile, left on Ballena Blvd. Cross the bridge and you’ll see Ballena Isles Marina on your left. From Oakland or Berkeley: Arrive at the Webster Tunnel in Oakland Downtown on Broadway Street or Webster Street. After the tunnel, stay on the right side and continue down on Webster pass the commercial district. Take a right on Central Ave and after half a mile, left on Ballena Blvd. Cross the bridge and you’ll see Ballena Isles Marina on your left. Parking When you arrive at Ballena Isle Marina, there’s always lots of parking on the street. Great place to get a view of San Francisco skyline! Our shop is located directly left of Pier 29 Restaurant on the walkway. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE RESTAURANT. PARKING THERE IS RESTAURANT ONLY. If you drive pass Abigail’s Café, there’s another large parking lot with plenty of parking.
How to prepare
What to bring: On land: lunch, snacks, backpack, athletic wear, running shoes, towel, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen, lip balm. On water: swim suit, flip flops or water shoes or booties, hat, sunglasses with leash. Mike's Paddle provides: Board, paddle, leash, wetsuit, and lifejacket. Transportation to other land activities. Summary of each day with photos and videos uploaded to dropbox. Parents paddle with kids on the last day of camp - free intro lesson if no experience.

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