Youth Surfski Camp


Youth Surfski Camp

Rates: $325 plus GST
Dates: Check Cates Website
Age: 10-12 OR 13-16
Call 604.929.2268 to book & inquire


This program is designed for kids ages 10-16 with paddling experience in kayaks, who are looking for a new and exciting experience on the water! Surfskis are open-cockpit kayaks that are lighter, faster and more performance-oriented. Cates Park Paddling Centre now has brand-new fleet of youth-specific surfskis! Throughout the week our experienced instructors will lead games and activities so participants will learn:

  • how to manoeuvre their ski effectively.
  • how to remount their ski from the water and help others remount.
  • about ocean safety: equipment, tides and currents, weather, and safe group travel.
  • how to paddle forward efficiently.
  • how to ride waves.

    $40 non-refundable registration fee (per person per camp). 14 days notice before start of camp is required to reschedule or to cancel for a refund (not including the non-refundable $40 registration fee)
Junior Kid sat in a surfski smiling

Who should enroll on this course

Previous Kayak Camp experience required

Kids ages 10-12


Kids ages 13 – 16


Standard 5 Day Camp

No of Sessions5
Price$325 plus GST

Cancellation Policy:

We require 14 days notice to cancel a summer camp booking and reschedule or receive full refund.  Cancellations within 14 days will not be subject to refund and can not be rescheduled.

Weekdays During Summer Vacation

Monday to Friday every week except the week of August 1st.

Timetable for Age 10-12

July 2 – 5**Tue – Friday**9am-12pm
July 8 – 12Mon – Friday9am-12pm
July 15 – 19 ** Ages 13-16Mon – Friday9am-12pm
July 22 – 26Mon – Friday9am-12pm
July 29 – Aug 2Mon – Friday9am-12pm
Aug 6 – Aug 9**Tue – Friday**9am-12pm
Aug 12 – 16Mon – Friday9am-12pm
Aug 19 – 23 ** Ages 13-16Mon – Friday9am-12pm
Aug 26 – Aug 30Mon – Friday9am-12pm

What to Bring

We advise all kids to come dressed to get wet. A bathing suit and or non-cotton insulating layers are best, while polyester and wool are even better. If your child has their own wetsuit they are welcome to wear that as well.

Camps run rain or shine. If it is raining please bring a rain jacket and or rain hat. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Please bring secure waterproof or water-resistant footwear, as well as sunscreen and a sun hat.

Sunglasses are encouraged but please ensure the glasses have a strap. If your child wears eyeglasses please make sure they also have a secure strap.

During the camps, kids often stop at a beach or on the water for a snack. Please bring a water bottle and a light snack in a waterproof container that can be eaten on the water.

After the camps, kids are usually wet, so we suggest bringing a change of clothes and a towel. Cubbies, located just outside the kayak centre, are available to store towels and clothes but please leave any valuables at home or in the car.

If you need more info on what your child should wear or bring check out our What to Bring page.

If you have any other questions, call us at 604.929.2268.

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