Spokes Youth Paddle Camp - 3 Day

The Waconia Youth Paddle School is an outdoor educational program geared towards the younger paddle generation. (ages 10 -14). The paddle school is taught by an experienced group of paddle guides from Spokes Paddle Company, which is based in the Lake Waconia area. All guides used within this program are local public school teachers that are passionate about introducing the outdoors to the next generation of explorers. The Youth Paddle School curriculum is designed to instill leadership skills, a love of the outdoors and a basic knowledge of paddle sports. All paddle classes will be taught using the Spokes fl eet of Current Designs transitional sea kayaks and our touring Stand Up Paddle Boards. While on the water our students will be focusing on 3 BIG foundations: 1) Water Safety 2) paddle technique/craft control and 3) Outdoor Leadership. Kids will leave this class with a new life skill and will have a better sense of how to safely explore water environments. ALL paddle & safety equipment is included. All Participants should wear swim wear, bring a bottle of water & bring along Sun block and/or sun shading hats/sunglasses. Participants must be able to swim. Day One: Kayak, Day Two: Stand Up Paddle Board Day Three: Student Choice.  In case of bad weather Friday will be the rain date, In case of bad weather please subscribe to summer RAINEDOUT notifications on our website prior to camp beginning.

Week #1 - June 13, 14 & 15 (Tues, Wed & Thur) *Friday “Rain Day”
    S-320: 9:00am - 10:45am
    S-321: 11:15am - 1:00pm

Week #2 - June 20, 21 & 22 (Tues, Wed & Thur) *Friday “Rain Day”
    S-322: 9:00am - 10:45am
    S-323: 11:15am - 1:00pm

Week #3 - June 27, 28, & 29 (Tues, Wed & Thur) *Friday “Rain Day”
    S-324: 9:00am - 10:45am
    S-325: 11:15am - 1:00pm

Week #4 - July 11, 12, & 13 (Tues, Wed & Thur) *Friday “Rain Day”
    S-326: 9:00am - 10:45am
    S-327: 11:15am - 1:00pm

Week #5 - July 18, 19 & 20 (Tues, Wed & Thur) *Friday “Rain Day”
    S-328: 9:00am - 10:45am
    S-329: 11:15am - 1:00pm

Fee: $60 *includes coupon for 1 Adult & 1 Student Hour Long Paddle Rental at Spokes ($27 value!)
**Sunshine Scholarship Available**

Ages 10-14
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 12 participants
Register By: At least two weeks prior (may fill fast!)
Meet at Cedar Pointe Park in Waconia
Audra Lehrke and/or Christian Gilbert

Click Link Below to register for Paddle School (will be redirected to Waconia Community ED)

http://www.waconiacommunityed.org/


Spokes Paddle Adventure Day Camp

The SPOKES Paddle “Adventure Day Camp” is a chance for local paddle kids to try out a new area lake. (meaning…not Lake Waconia) This is a unique experience that is only open to “Graduates” of any of our past 3 Day Camp experiences. Each of these sessions will be 2 hours in length and will focus on exploring and adventure (students will be able to choose paddle craft type prior to adventure). As always, safety is our #1 priority during these adventure classes and a our class will have a basic safety lesson before departing the shoreline. ALL paddle & safety equipment is included. Paddle Adventure participants should wear swim wear, bring a bottle of water & bring along sun block and/or sun shading hats/sunglasses. Participants must be able to swim & need to secure their own transportation to area lakes. In case of bad weather please subscribe to summer RAINEDOUT notifications on our website prior to camp beginning. Note: all participants will receive detailed directions to the lake departure boat landings. Depending on demand, we could add new lakes if we have an interested group of youth paddlers.

Available Summer Sessions:
    S-330: Monday, June 26th at Parley Lake
    S-331: Monday, July 10th at Piersons Lake
    S-332: Monday, July 17th at Lake Auburn

Fee: $30 **Sunshine Scholarship Available**
Ages 10 to 14
All sessions: 9:00am-11:00am

Register: At least 2 weeks prior (may fill fast!)
Meet at Boat Landings of Area Lakes (Detailed Directions will be given to all.)
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 10
Audra Lehrke or Christian Gilbert

Click Link Below to register for Paddle School (will be redirected to Waconia Community ED)

http://www.waconiacommunityed.org/

 

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.”
-David Sobel