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The Frank Kneisel Youth Kayaking

Dates: June 16: 9am-12pm Opening Paddle of the Season!
June 18: 9-3 Paddle, Picnic and Swim/ yoga (backup rain/wind June 19)
Ages: 8 yrs and Up
Price: $100 *scholarships available through the Hatch Foundation

This summer paddling program is the perfect opportunity for youth to get their paddles wet and sample what it’s like to kayak by experiencing Castine from the water! We’ll play lots of water games while building kayaking skills and friendships! Collaboration and team building will be promoted with more experienced paddlers assisting those new to the sport!

Kayak Kids Bioluminescent Paddle

Date: July 8 Wednesday night
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Ages: Kids 12 and up with CKA or with approval
Price: $65 *scholarships available through the Hatch Foundation

What better way for kids to learn about the night sky and things to explore in the dark other than a night time paddle! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay. We'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky as a floating planetarium, immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!

Junior Maine SeaKayak Guide Program

Dates:TBD based on participants
5 days: 3 full days 9-3 and 2 day overnight camping trip
Max: 6 participants (Ages 12 +)
Price: $475 *scholarships available through the Hatch Foundation

This program is based on CKA's Sea Kayak Guide training program. Learn to identify potential hazards, make informed decisions, plan trips. Topics include: navigation, essential equipment and its uses, trip planning, group management, wind, waves and weather dynamics, marine environment and rescue strategies. Camp setup, cooking, fire building and leave no trace ethics.

Kids in Kayaks End of Summer Camp!

Dates: Aug 24-28 (Monday- Friday)
Time: 8:30 am - 3 pm (Bring your lunch to enjoy on an island each day!)
Ages: 8 yrs and up
Price: $375 *scholarships available through the Hatch Foundation

Ring out the final days of summer with hands-on fun in a kayak! Each day will be full of games and challenges to enhance each camper’s individual kayaking skills. We will paddle to scenic Castine locations while learning about the marine environment, island habitats,and positive ways we can interact with nature!

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