Ages: 9 - 13 (18 max registration slots)
July 27 - July 30
9 AM - 1 PM
Location: Varies by Day. First day is BIC Watersports in Lewisburg, PA
The waterways of Central Pennsylvania are ideal for kayaking and make the perfect learning environment for all stages of paddlers. Over a four-day period, students will learn how to paddle in a kayak, analyze the river, and work independently and collaboratively along different stretches of the Susquehanna River and nearby creeks. All students will become strong paddlers with the ability to paddle forward, backward, against the current, with the current, and through shoals. As the group paddles and explores the natures of the waterways, students will understand how to recognize the various sounds, flows, and colors of the water and use this knowledge to understand proper paths for kayaking. Each day is a different route from launch to dock point, and includes various activities along the way, such as scavenger hunts, swimming, and cooperative games. The instructors, John and Talia Zangari-Ryan (Mr. and Mrs. Z-Ryan), are an engaging husband-and-wife duo with over 25 combined years of kayaking experience. As well as local educators, the Z-Ryan’s are very familiar with the local waterways and First Aide and CPR certified. They are very enthusiastic to teach on the water and from a kayak. The camp will also be based upon the boats and accommodations of Bic’s Water Sports in Montandon. They will be adhering to the logistics and gear for each kayaker, and will gladly make sure each Kayaker has the appropriate vests, paddles, and boats. Bic’s service is included in the cost of the program.