Teen Paddle Boarding
Monday: Paddle strokes, balancing, flatwater
Tuesday: Introduction to moving water, advanced positioning
Wednesday: Ferries, peel outs, eddies. Board recovery
Thursday/Friday (Overnight): Advanced paddle strokes, navigating whitewater, surfing
Edwards Ferry, Riley’s & Violette’s Lock, Old Anglers Inn, Mather Gorge, Harpers Ferry (dependent on group ability)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is next level paddling!! Using skills similar to kayaking, canoeing, and rafting combined, this activity is a fun alternative for water lovers. Calleva’s “SUP” week begins with basic SUP skills and techniques development; then we quickly move onto small whitewater.
Campers will progress to become comfortable and confident paddling on a wide range of river conditions. During our SUP adventures we play games, tackle daily challenges, and punch through whitewater all on our boards. SUP campers cooperate and come together as a team in order to efficiently and safely navigate the rapids. As well as all of the SUP skills and techniques, campers will learn about river reading and water hydrology. By Thursday, campers will be ready for bigger water and waves. The Thursday-Friday overnight experience allows everyone to stretch their capabilities and test their skills.
Because this program is for our older teens it will give us the opportunity to teach more advanced strokes and techniques, as well as the option to run river sections that may be too challenging for our younger campers. Take your SUP skills to the next level with Teen Paddle Board.
Optional GearBag to purchase:
This year, 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!
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, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) 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.