The secret is out: Massachusetts has some of the most exciting paddling on the East Coast, and your child can explore it with Charles River Canoe & Kayak! The Sea Kayak and SUP Program is designed for kids entering grades 6–8 who are looking for excitement and adventure on the water.
We'll spend the first day in kayaks, learning the basics in a protected harbor, then venture out into an even more exciting locale the second day.
On the third day, we will switch to stand-up paddleboards, the newest on-water craze, for some touring and hopefully some surfing!
While the focus of each day is on exploration and adventure, there will be plenty of time for swimming, playing games, and (of course) building friendships. After this adventure, you may have a hard time getting your child to give up a life at sea!
Our Sea Kayak and SUP Program is offered in two separate and distinct weeks to allow your child to experience as much of the coast as possible. The July 20 session will explore Boston's North Shore, with possible destinations such as Gloucester, Rockport (including the incomparable Thacher Island), and Manchester-by-the-Sea. The June 29 and Aug. 10 sessions will explore the South Shore, with possible destinations like Boston's Inner Harbor, Hingham, and Cohasset. Sign up for one week, or double your fun and choose both!