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The Frank Kneisel Youth Kayaking

Dates: June 24: 9am-12pm Opening Paddle of the Season!
June 25: 9-3 Paddle, Picnic and Swim/Yoga
Ages: 8 yrs and Up
Price: $110 *some 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 7 Wednesday night
Time: 8-11pm
Ages: Kids 12 and up or with CKA approval
Price: $75 *some 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. In our unique “Floating Planetarium” we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky, immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!

Junior Maine SeaKayak Guide Program

7 days including a 2 day camping trip

Dates: July 6,7,8,9,11,12 and 16. (contact for details)
7 days: 9-3, 9-12 and 2 day overnight camping trip
Age: 12 + prior experience with CKA approval
Price: $475 *some scholarships available through the Hatch Foundation

This program is designed based on CKA's Sea Kayak Guide training program designed to prepare kayakers with essential skills necessary to teach kayaking, identify potential hazards, make informed decisions, plan trips and manage groups on the waters of Maine and beyond! Also prepares your youth for work with summer camps or kayak shops! 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. Applications will be reviewed and eligible participants will be enrolled.

Kids in Kayaks End of Summer Camp!

Dates: Aug 30-Sept 3 (Monday- Friday)
Time: 9-3:30 pm (Bring your lunch to enjoy on an island each day!)
Ages: 8 yrs and up (grouped by age)
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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