River Kids

River Kids

Learn new sports on the river this summer while making lifelong memories & friends with Oceanport Paddle Club River Kids!

River Kids 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 River Kids 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, goodie bag with t-shirt, all instruction, extra water, snacks and sunblock.

Typical Day:

  • • check in
    • apply sunscreen
    • stretch
    • paddle safety discussion
    • guided paddle
    • lunch
    • SUP relays, 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 pop up, current and wind safety precautions, turning the board, SUP relays, island 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, NSSIA accredited, 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:
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.

Program schedule:

WEEK 1 June
Tu 23 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 24 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 25 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 2 June – July
Mon 29 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Tu 30 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 1 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 3 July
Tu 7 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 8 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 9 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 4 July
Tu 14 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 15 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 16 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 5 July
Tu 21 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 22 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 23 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 6 July
Tu 28 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 29 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 30 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 7 August
Tu 4 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 5 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 6 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 8 August
Tu 11 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 12 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 13 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

WEEK 9 August
Tu 18 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
W 19 River Kids: 10AM-1PM
Th 20 River Kids: 10AM-1PM

Email us with any questions and to reserve your spot! info@oceanportpaddleclub.com