Bayshore Buddies – Camp

Bayshore Buddies – Camp (Keansburg Location)

OPC Camps are Developing Positive Vibes that last a Lifetime!
We are More than just Paddleboards and Kayaks!

Have fun doing paddle sports on the bay this summer while making lifelong memories & friends with Oceanport Paddle Club’s Bayshore Buddies!

Bayshore Buddies (camp) is an extended group instruction program. It includes Stand Up Paddle, kayaking instruction. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
OPC Bayshore Buddies runs for 3 hours a day, Tuesdays-Thursdays, ages 7- 17. This extended group instruction sells out with a total of 10 students max per day! With over 25 years combined SUP experience and positive role models, our qualified instructors will teach our students all the SUP/Kayak basics with the strongest emphasis on safety. Our safety guided program includes all equipment, pizza party on Thursdays and all instruction.

We provide all equipment!

Typical Day:

• check in
• apply sunscreen
• stretch
• paddle safety discussion
• guided paddle
• lunch
• SUP exploring, swimming and kayaking
• check out

Total time: 3 Hours. Tuesdays-Thursdays with Friday designated for make up in case of poor weather

Our safety oriented structure includes:
All SUP paddle instruction details including current and wind safety precautions, turning the board, SUP paddle technique, excursions and kayak instruction.

Rates: $225 per student with 5 to 1 student to instructor ratios following NSSIA guidelines. Sibling discount and group booking discount available please inquire.

Our instructors: Combined 25+ years SUP experience, lifeguard certified, CPR/AED certified

Please bring: Towel, warm clothes, bathing suit, extra sunblock, extra water, lunch Tuesday & Wednesday. Thursday pizza included with tuition.

*24 hours must be given for cancellation with make ups issued. If we
cancel due to poor weather, the first Friday of the week is our
designated make up date. Refunds will be issued with at least 1 week
notice of cancellation for designated dates.

Students will acquire:
Positive Vibes, Life Skills, Confidence, Self Esteem, New Friends/Connections, Environmental Knowledge, SUP Culture Experience, Physical Fitness, Lifeguard Training Experience, Open Bay/River Safety Experience, Teamwork, Dedication, Compassion and Integrity.

2023 Program schedule:

WEEK 1 July 11th-13th
Tu 11 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
W 12 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
Th 13 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM


WEEK 2 July 18th-20th
Tu 20 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
W 21 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
Th 22 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM


WEEK 3 July 25th-27th
Tu 25 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
W 26 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
Th 27 Bayshore Buddies
: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 4 August 1st-3rd
Tu 1 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
W 2 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
Th 3 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM


WEEK 5 August 8th-10th
Tu 8 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
W 9 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
Th 10 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM


WEEK 6 August 15th-17th
Tu 15 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
W 16 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM
Th 17 Bayshore Buddies: 10AM-1PM


Email us with any questions