Teen Aquatics, Backpacking & Sailing Programs

Summer 2015 Registration is now OPEN! 

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Click here to view a daily schedule of each Teen Program.

Teen Counselor in Training Program

June 22 - 26
This teen program is a great option for campers who have grown up in our summer programs, or for teens wanting to gain job skills and are interested in the pursuit of a professional career in recreation. Our Counselor in Training (CIT) Program will introduce teens to group facilitation and management techniques, team building skills, leadership and the skills to assist in the aquatic activities that we offer at Center Activities. CITs will get trained in and have the opportunity for certification in First Aid and CPR. Upon completion of this program, campers will be encouraged to apply to be CITs for our following youth camps. Activities include surfing, sailing, sea kayaking and stand up paddleboarding with a 2 night campout at Ruth Lake. 
Program Fee: 
$340
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification fees, daily snacks and food for the campout beginning with Wednesday's dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 - 17 years old. A $10 registration fee will be charged for each week of youth camp the CITs participate in.

Multi-Venture Program

July 6 - 10

This camp is a great option for the older camper who enjoys the thrills of our Aquatics Camp, but is ready for a new twist. Join us for an exciting week of teambuilding activities, climbing on a rock wall and surfing. Th fun continues as we head out to Ruth Lake for two nights under the stars and sunny, warm days filled with kayaking, canoeing, sailing and stand up paddling galore!

Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Camp staff, transportation, aquatic equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 – 17 year old

Teen Hiking and Backback Program

July 13 - 17
This program focuses on developing backcountry skills to get your teen started in teh lifetime pursuit of backpacking. During the week, your teen will be introduced to the basics of outdoor travel, backcountry cooking, map and navigation skills and proper gear before heading to the Lost Coast fo a beach campout on Wednesday night. The focus will be on gear, safety and Leave No Trace environmental ethics. Teens will have plenty of opportunities to create new friendships and will finish out hte week with an overnight backpacking trip along the Lost Coast. 
Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, backpacking equipment, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14– 17 years old

Teen Surf Program

August 3 - 7

This camp is perfect for the ocean-minded teen who is looking for a fun and exciting adventure. All skill levels are welcome, from those who have never seen the ocean to those who would like to refine their skills. This week consists of group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness, team building activities and plenty of saltwater action. The week includes a two night campout near Crescent City.

Program Fee: 
$315
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructional staff, transportation, all surfing gear, daily snacks and food for the camp out beginning with Wednesday’s dinner
Notes: 
Age Limit: 14 - 17 years old

Jr. Sailing School

August 17 - 21
We harness the power of the wind and smiles as your teen learns to sail on Humboldt Bay! We have partnered with the Humboldt Yacht Club to teach your teen the basic skills necessary to sail small craft boats. Participants learn boat rigging, points of sail, capsize recovery, boat handling skills and more on Lasers and Pico sailboats with an on-site moptorized safey boat present. As skills progress, we introduce the sailors to more advanced sailboats. 
Program Fee: 
$175
Program Fee Includes: 
All sailing equipment, wetsuits, paddling jackets and a healthy snack each day.
Notes: 
Age Limit: 13 -17 years old. This week is combined with the youth intermediate sailing school on pg. 5.
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