YOUTH Skills

Minimum number of participants


YOUTH Skills

This is a 4 day camp for youths age 13-17 years.  No prior kayaking experience is necessary.

Date:  August 8-11, 2023

Time: 9.45am-3.45pm

Price: $445

For youths looking to raise their skill level and confidence on the water.

During the 4 day camp, our Instructor level guide will teach you all the skills needed to award you with Paddle Canada BASIC Kayak Skills Certification.  Each day, there will be a certification element, but also time to explore the rugged coastline of Bowen Island and enjoy some paddling time with friends.  Skills covered include:  

  • Wet exists and assisted re-entries
  • Forward and reverse strokes
  • Stopping
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
  • Bracing and Edging
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Injury prevention
  • Navigation

A full description of the Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak course can be found on their website

This camp time is designed to also welcome youths coming from the mainland on the 9.05am ferry and leaving on the 4.00pm ferry. 

If you live on Bowen Island during the summer months you’re eligible for a 15% discount on Kids/Youth Camps. Use promo code BOWEN15 on your booking.

Once you have made your booking and paid, be sure to fill out the 3 camp forms.  Additional camp info will be emailed to you.

2023 Date

August 8-11, 2023

 If you have any questions please email If space is no longer available we can add you to the waitlist.

Searching Availability...

Additional information

We know that plans can change. Please review our cancellation policy so you’re aware of the notice needed for changes to your registration.