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Paddle Adventure Camp

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.

7. a fourteen year old

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

No refunds or credits will be given towards other programs, camps, or events if you cancel your enrollment. In the event you need to cancel, a tax receipt will be issued to you indicating that the program fee was converted to a charitable donation. Membership is non-refundable.

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Sample Week

 

Day 1

Orientation at Rye Nature Center; pack equipment and leave for the Hudson River; on-land and

on-water training with ACA-certified kayak guide; paddle games; short kayak tour.

 

Day 2

Hike Anthony’s Nose in Cortlandt; visit the Bear Mountain Zoo and Perkins Tower.

 

Day 3

Kayaking trip at Constitution Marsh in Cold Spring, stopping at an Audubon Center to look for eagles; eat lunch at waterfall.

 

Day 4

Hike FDR Park and play a round of frisbee golf.

 

Day 5

Paddle Blind Brook from Rye Nature Center to Milton Harbor; eat a  oating lunch; paddle to Edith Read Sanctuary; nature hike and bird watching.

Sample Day

 

9:30       Campers arrive at Nature Center

9:45       Depart for Cold Spring

10:40     Arrive at location; unload/equip kayaks

11:00     Trip and safety overview

11:15     Paddle the Hudson River to Little Stony Point

12:30     Lunch

1:00       Hike with lesson on Hudson River wildlife

2:00       Kayak skills and games at the beach

3:00       Return to Cold Spring

3:45       Depart for Nature Center

5:00       Unload gear at the Nature Center

5:30       Pick-up

SESSION ONE: JUNE 25-29

 

SESSION TWO: JULY 2-6*(no camp July 4)

 

SESSION THREE: JULY 9-13

For campers entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in the fall

 

Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(Pick-up time may vary based on excursion)

 

$575 per session

*Session Two of PAC is pro-rated to $460 due to July 4th Holiday.

 

No other sessions of of PAC may be pro-rated.

 

 

SESSION FOUR: JULY 16-20

 

SESSION FIVE: JULY 23-27

 

SESSION SIX: JULY 30-AUGUST 3

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