Kayaking Adventure Camp is where it all started for Calleva, and water sports are rooted deep in our culture. Our kayaking camps have a progressive program that is great for any boater or water-lover. Campers spend their days at one of the many amazing kayaking spots along the Potomac River or Seneca Creek. On Monday, kayakers will be divided up into smaller groups based on skill and experience, insuring instruction customized for beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers. For all groups, the week will be filled with games, skill-based instruction, and challenges both on and off the water. The ACA-certified Calleva Instructor adjusts lesson plans to the needs of the group to provide a safe and comfortable program that allows each camper to progress at their own pace. Although the main focus for the week is kayaking, just like in any Calleva program, fun will be at the heart of this program. The week culminates with an overnight kayaking experience where we will put our skills to the test on Thursday and Friday. The overnight is not optional.
Kayaking adventure camp allows your child’s kayaking skills to progress day by day– the sky’s the limit! Campers often take multiple weeks of kayaking camp to build experience and skill on the river.
*As Campers are divided by instructors into skill based groups for the week, it is usually not possible to accommodate friend requests.
Kayaking Adventure Camp has a Thursday Overnight.
Take it to the Next Level:
Monday: Campers divided into skill-based groups for the week. Basic strokes & wet exits.
Tuesday: Stoke techniques, games, paddling in moving water
Wednesday: Getting comfortable in rapids and currents. Ferries, eddies, peel outs
Thursday/Friday (Overnight): Progressing in whitewater, river reading
Locations: Riley’s Lock, Violette’s Lock, GW Canal, Seneca Breaks, Harper’s Ferry
Optional GearBag to purchase: Calleva is offering campers the option to purchase a GearBag during checkout which includes all the camping gear you will need for your overnight. These duffle bags come home with your camper on the bus before the overnight so it can be packed with personal clothes and toiletries!
Rain/Storm Plan: We are aware that there are concerns regarding Rain & Storms at camp. Sometimes the weather requires a change in itinerary for water-related activities and overnights. If high water conditions cause safety concerns, Kayaking groups will utilize a pre-planned alternative overnight location. We will continue with outdoor activities as long as it’s possible to be safe and with happy campers.