OPC Elite Paddle Camp

PLEASE READ the camp description before registering. This program is different from RIVER KIDS and it is not for all types of campers.

OPC Camps are Developing Positive Vibes that last a Lifetime!

We are More than just Paddleboards and Kayaks!

The goal of Elite Paddle Camp is to expose our campers/students to paddle and “Waterman” activities, exercise and philosophies. To challenge them mentally and physically, instill confidence to overcome their fears, and teach them leadership skills to be successful while finding their personal best.

We will accomplish this through a series of structured paddle sessions, races, team relays, team building, problem solving and other related activities. Campers will discover a new sense of pride, accomplishment, self-confidence, respect, character and integrity.

Parents will have peace of mind knowing that their child is prepared and conditioned to adapt to the many conditions and challenges that the river will present to them.

Have fun doing paddle sports on the river this summer while making lifelong memories & friends with OPC’s Elite Paddle Camp!

Elite Paddle 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.

ELITE PADDLE CAMP is NOT for the beginner leisure and casual paddler.

Elite Paddle Camp runs for 2.5 hours a day, Tuesdays-Thursdays, ages 12- 18. This extended group instruction is expected to sell 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 advanced SUP technique and how to navigate the river in different conditions. Our most experienced instructors will share their expertise and experience with our campers/students. Some of our instructors have participated in epic paddles which include paddling around the island of Manhattan (26 miles) and paddling from Oceanport to New York City (30 miles). Paddles during the camp will be geared to the campers and not be very strenuous but technique will be emphasized.

Students will need to bring adequate hydration (typically a hydro flask) and snack in a waterproof container to be secured to their paddleboard.

Typical Day:

  • check in
  • apply sunscreen
  • stretch
  • workout (might be in between paddle sessions)
  • paddle safety discussion
  • guided paddle
  • SUP exploring
  • snack either on the water or at a paddle destination
  • paddle back to camp
  • check out

Total time: 2.5 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 and excursions.

Rates: $275 per student with 5 to 1 student to instructor ratios.

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

Please bring: Towel, warm clothes, bathing suit, extra sunblock, extra water and snack.

*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.

IF WEEKS are SOLD OUT and you would like to be put on a wait-list for a week that is full click here

2023 Program schedule:

WEEK 1 July 11th-13th
Tu 11 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
W 12 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
Th 13 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
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WEEK 2 July 18th-20th
Tu 18 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
W 19 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
Th 20 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
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WEEK 3 July 25th-27th
Tu 25 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
W 26 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
Th 27 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
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WEEK 4 August 1st-3rd
Tu 1 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
W 2 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
Th 3 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
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WEEK 5 August 8th-10th
Tu 8 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
W 9 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
Th 10 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
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WEEK 6 August 15th-17th
Tu 15 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
W 16 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
Th 17 Elite Paddle Camp: 1:30PM-4PM
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Email us with any questions info@oceanportpaddleclub.com