This all-levels camp is designed to introduce campers to the joys of kayaking throughout Westchester County. Our goal is for participants to build paddling skills, confidence, and an appreciation for the beautiful area where we live while maintaining a safe, exciting, and fun atmosphere.
In addition to having fun and making friends, campers are given opportunities to improve:
Leadership skills—by guiding portions of our water and land routes while staff supervises from the background.
Team building—by working in pairs to lift and carry kayaks, offering each other positive feedback,and encouraging one another to hike that last mile.
Self-confidence—by seeing their hard work pay off when they reach the top of that day’s mountain or when they pull out their kayak at the end of a five-mile paddle.
Day 1 (water)
Orientation at Rye Nature Center; pack equipment and leave for the Hudson River; on-land and
on-water training; paddle games; short kayak tour.
Day 2 (land)
Hike Anthony’s Nose in Cortlandt; visit the Bear Mountain Zoo and Perkins Tower.
Day 3 (water)
Kayaking trip at Constitution Marsh in Cold Spring, stopping at an Audubon Center to look for eagles; eat lunch at waterfall.
Day 4 (land)
Hike FDR Park and play a round of frisbee golf.
Day 5 (water)
Paddle Blind Brook from Rye Nature Center to Milton Harbor; eat a oating lunch; paddle to Edith Read Sanctuary; nature hike and bird watching.
9:30 a.m. Campers arrive at Nature Center
9:45 a.m. Depart for Cold Spring
10:40 a.m. Arrive at location; unload/equip kayaks
11:00 a.m. Trip and safety overview
11:15 a.m. Paddle Hudson River to Little Stony Point
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Hike with lesson on Hudson River wildlife
2:00 p.m. Kayak skills and games at the beach;
return to Cold Spring
3:30 p.m. Depart for Nature Center
4:15 p.m. Unload gear at the Nature Center
4:30 p.m. Pick-up
SESSION ONE: JULY 1-5 (no camp July 4)
SESSION TWO: JULY 8-12
SESSION THREE: JULY 15-19
SESSION FOUR: JULY 22-26
For campers entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in the fall
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Pick-up time may vary based on excursion)
$575 per session
*Session One of PAC is pro-rated to $460 due to July 4th Holiday.
No other sessions of of PAC may be pro-rated.
SESSION FIVE: JULY 29-AUGUST 2
SESSION SIX: AUGUST 5-9
SESSION SEVEN: AUGUST 12-17