SUMMER 2021 SOLD OUT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SESSION 9. EMAIL SHANA@OTHERSIDEBOARDSPORTS.COM TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST
*Please write your Childs name and age in the NOTES section at checkout
NEW THIS YEAR- We are super excited to announce that this year we will have a professional photographer along with us on our adventures! Tyler Nelson-Brunner (www.Eyesofabadfish.com) is a travel and lifestyle photographer specializing in underwater and adventure photography. Memorialize your child's week with 100+ print-quality photographs. Lock in the pre-book rate of only $75 now! (Flash Drives will be available on Friday afternoon for those who did not prebook for $125)
5 awesome days, 5 different adventures.
This is no ordinary summer camp. Not only will your child have a blast, but they will also be learning brand new skills and how to conquer many obstacles they once feared trying. This camp is meant to be challenging, yet attainable and educational yet fun. We go beyond typical outdoor fun & education; broaching environmental issues as we immerse ourselves into the Florida Bay, offshore reefs, and nearshore waters. While sharing our love of boardsports, we are also placing a strong emphasis on positivity, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills through team
A look at camp activities:
Day 1: KITEBOARDING & SAILING- A quick lesson in wind theory, sailing basics & boating etiquette before teams take to the seas for Piratey games aboard Hobie Cats that are quick and lively. Each child building the courage to take the lead and sail the team. Then the children will learn the basics of kiteboarding as we explore the 'power zone' with trainer kites on the beach.
Worry not- your child will be closely supervised by certified kiteboarding and sailing instructors at all times.
If the wind doesn't cooperate, we switch gears to underwater education, focusing on safe freediving techniques and exploring the reefs with one of the great snorkeling operations in Islamorada.
Day 2: WAKEBOARDING- Cable wakeboarding is the easiest way to learn to wakeboard. Add in our seasoned instructors and the support of their peers, and our campers always feel accomplished after learning this new skill. Building on teamwork by supporting each other's successes & failures and building one another up to try, try again!
Day 3- INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING -We literally climb to new heights in the 14,000 square foot indoor rock climbing gym. Your child will be able to set their own goals; learn knot tying and then the belay system; more often than not surpassing their own expectations.
Day 4: PADDLE DAY: Setting out two by two in a kayak or atop a paddleboard; the children will work together to navigate approximately 3 miles in the Florida Bay! Collectively analyzing the wind and tides and making a plan of action to find their way is one of the take-away from the team-building games we've been doing throughout the week!
Day 5: SKATEBOARDING- Whether your child is already shredding the skatepark or standing on a board for the very first time, our coaches make a point to work individually with every single child to develop and build skills at Marathon Skate park.
We end this amazing week with a reflective conversation and pizza party!
*Please note that many of these activities are weather dependent and we often flip-flop the days in order to provide the best possible experience.
WHAT TO BRING
Please write your child's name on every item; our annual lunch box collection is impressive!!
- A LARGE capacity, reusable water bottle; PLEASE NO ONE TIME USE BOTTLES!
- A healthy lunch for every day, packed in an insulated lunchbox or cooler
- A Life Jacket
- Sunscreen; please apply before drop off and pack for reapplication.
- Long sleeve rash guard or water/sun shirt; lots of exposure here!
- A skateboard and helmet
- A Hat for sun protection
While we are taking this pandemic very seriously, we also believe that good health includes healthy foods, fresh outdoor salty air, and exercise for the mind and body. Therefore, we will plan on running summer camps per usual. We will be abiding by Monroe County's mask mandate while indoors and/or in vehicles. We appreciate you understanding both the risks and rewards for everyone involved. Cancelations/refunds will be honored for emergency or health-related issues only.
*Please write your child's name and age in the NOTES section at checkout