KK1: Seafarers Paddling Summer Camp Ages 7‑10

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It's no secret that our Seafarer week long summer day camp is a fantastic, fun introduction to kayaking, paddleboarding, and the natural world that your child will remember for years to come.

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Seafarer Paddle camp is for young paddlers between the ages of 7 and 10. Seafarers will learn basic kayaking skills, and get a chance to try the fun new sport of stand up paddleboarding! We'll visit local beaches and parks, learn Leave No Trace ethics, play games to get us comfortable on the water, have a super fun party on the last day, and so much more!

Every Seafarer gets fitted in equipment just their size before learning basic skills such as paddle strokes, wet exits, water safety, how to fit our personal flotation devices and more. We'll practice teamwork, learn about local marine life, and pay a visit to the Poulsbo Marine Science Center to learn about the wild creatures found there.

This camp runs from 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday in Poulsbo.

Not able to make it this time, but still want to have some fun out on the water? Click here for our Summer Calendar!

Our Other Youth Camps

What's Included:

  • Kayak, paddle & all safety equipment
  • Paddleboard, paddle & all safety equipment

COVID Protocols:

  • Masks are not required when outside
  • Masks may be worn at anytime, your personal choice
  • We encourage everyone to be vaccinated


  • Monday: Play games to get to know everyone, learn how to fit our equipment and paddle a kayak, take a short paddle for lunch, search for seals and other wildlife, plan tomorrow and play games.
  • Tuesday: Learn what to do if your kayak tips over, have lunch on the beach and play log jam (the most fun paddling game ever invented!)
  • Wednesday: Learn how to read a navigation chart and how to use a compass, paddle to Lion's Park, have lunch and play games.
  • Thursday: Get an introduction to standup paddleboarding, have lunch, touch and learn about creatures on a visit to the Poulsbo Marine Science Center, then plan our last day party!
  • Friday: Paddle to Lion's Park for our PARTY, games and fun. If we vote for it, we'll play a final game of log jam before paddling back to say goodbyes.

Pick up & Drop off:

Poulsbo Waterfront Park Pavilion: 18809 Anderson Pkwy, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Children may be dropped off up to 15 minutes before class begins. If you are more than 15 minutes late arriving your child may or may not be able to attend that days session.

Children must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the session. We may charge up to $10 per 15 minutes beyond this window.

What to Bring:

  • Hardy lunch and snacks with little sugar and lots of protein
  • Full Water Bottle
  • Sun hat & stocking cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Short or long pants depending on weather
  • Short or long sleeve t-shirt depending on the weather
  • Warm jacket, Not Cotton (fleece is best)
  • Rain gear or light jacket
  • Tennis shoes, sandals or hard sole water shoe, No flip-flops (shoes will get wet and dirty)
  • Change of clothes (the ones they are wearing will get wet)
  • Towel
  • Protective Phone Case for Cellular Phones if child plans to bring phone on the water. We are NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged phones or electronics.

* Please put your name on all of your belongings and bring them in a backpack.

What makes OOC the Best choice?

  • Our staff are professionally Trained by experienced Instructors
  • Our Instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • We keep a low Instructor to student ratio for lots of individual instruction and supervision.
  • Participants will use paddling gear fit for them.  Specialized youth paddles, life-jackets, kayaks and SUP's.
  • Olympic Outdoor Center has been running youth camps for over 20 years.
  • Many camp participants have returned to become staff.
All parents must fill out a release of liability and medical history form. Children may not attend camp without these forms.