Coastal Nature Academy: Youth Kayak Club Book Now

BOOKING NOTE:  Select “September 4” on the booking page to sign up for this 10-week session.


Get your young naturalist prepared for a lifetime of fun on the water through our after school paddling program!  ACA-certified Coastal Expeditions guides will teach your child the basics of kayaking and and stand-up paddleboarding, including safety, tides & weather, float plans & charts, paddle strokes, rescues and paddling etiquette.

During each of the 10 weekly sessions, students will learn about the the saltwater estuary and its inhabitants, building on the South Carolina science curriculum that they have in the classroom.  On excursions into the Charleston Harbor, students will develop cardiovascular stamina and learn about lifelong physical fitness.

Students will meet at Coastal Expeditions on Shem Creek every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. for 10 weeks beginning September 4 for ten class sessions.

At the end of the semester, students will receive certificates of achievement.

Only 16 spots available.


LEAD GUIDE: KATIE MORRISON
Katie is the Education Coordinator at Coastal Expeditions and directs our summer camps and school field trip programs throughout the year. A South Carolina native, Katie was raised on Folly Island where she found her passion for marine life and salt marsh estuaries.  She holds a degree from Sewanee in Environmental Studies and has certifications in sea kayaking,life guarding, first aid & CPR.

 

Things to Know

PRICE
$450/10 sessions
(includes team paddling shirt and water bottle)

AGES
9-14

WHEN
Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.
September 4-November 2

SAFETY
Each week, 2 Coastal Expeditions guides will lead the students in paddling skills. Guides are certified in paddling instruction (ACA), first aid, CPR and life guarding.  Students wear regulation PFDs whenever they are on the dock or paddling.

CLASS FOCUS
Students will learn the basics of paddling from set-up to clean-up (fitting their PFD’s, adjusting kayak pedals, washing and properly putting away gear).  On the water, they’ll learn paddling strokes (forward & reverse, scuttle, draw), how to get into a kayak at the dock and how to re-enter if they fall out while paddling.  Students will learn about tides and maps to learn about basic float plans.

 

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