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Summer Camps 2024 – Register Now

TideRider Adventure Camps

TideRider Adventures offer experiential summer camps for kids, aged 8 to 13, that incorporate fun, education, self-awareness, skill development, and meaningful connections to nature.

Programs are based at Hollyburn Sailing Club at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver and Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in Vancouver.

Your child will:

  • Learn to stand-up paddle (SUP) or improve paddling skills
  • Explore and learn about the ecology of the shoreline and ocean
  • Learn about how climate change and pollutants are affecting ocean health. Learning sessions will include hands-on experiments, games and discussions.
  • Learn how young people around the world are taking action to protect our oceans and be inspired to take action.
  • Have lots of time to play on the water and at the beach each day
  • Make a reusable household items to replace single-use plastic ones
  • Develop communication and leadership skills and a love for our ocean – become an Ocean Ambassador!

Scroll inside the box below to register for Jericho Beach and Ambleside Beach programs.

Leadership Program for Young Women Aged 13-15

Our planet needs passionate, skilled leaders – OCEAN AMBASSADORS

Are you someone who is passionate about making a difference? Someone that could be a great leader in our community and beyond? Are you passionate about the Ocean?

This summer, Ocean Ambassadors is offering a 5-day experiential summer camp for young women, aged 13-15 that incorporates building leadership and communication skills, ocean health education, self-awareness, creativity, and meaningful connections to nature.

Participants will:

  • Spend the week on the ocean and the beach, interacting with nature and nurturing their creativity.
  • Learn the power of communication and develop communication skills.
  • Discover how connecting with nature improves mental health and resilience.
  • Join in movement workshops, learning to become aware of their bodies and the space around them resulting in effective communication and leadership techniques through thoughtful and supportive movements.
  • Dive into how the health of our ocean is being affected by pollutants and other factors and think creatively about solutions.
  • Learn from a variety of experts including an aquaculture researcher, and a zero-waste innovator.
  • Stand-up paddle each day.
  • Paddle to Twin Island near Deep Cove and camp for 2 nights

New Sea to Sky Camps

Partnership between Mt. Seymour and Ocean Ambassadors

If you child loves the mountains and the ocean, this camp is for them! Sea to Sky camp is for eco-conscious kids aged 8-13. Campers will split their time between ocean exploration and mountain top adventures. On the ocean they will explore the shoreline and tidal ecosystems on paddleboards and at Mt Seymour campers will participate in our Junior Ecologist program. They will get to know the mountain ecosystem through exploration and play.

This camp is available for 3 weeks only:  Hours 9:00-4:00 p.m.

July 15th – 19th      
July 22nd – 26th  
August 12th – 16th

Ages 8-9:

  • Will spend 3 fun filled days up on Mt Seymour and 2 days with Ocean Ambassadors Canada exploring our coastal waters at Whey-ah-Wichen / Cates Park.

Ages 10-13

  • Will spend 3 days exploring our coastal waters at Whey-ah-Wichen / Cates Park with Ocean Ambassadors Canada and 2 days on Mr. Seymour mountain’s beautiful ecosystems.
Find out more & register in March

Registration Opens March 20th, 2024

Refund Policy:
A full refund, minus a $25 admin fee, will be given until June 1st for July programs and July 1st for August programs.

Question or concerns? Please contact Sari at 236-516-3348 or admin@oceanambassadorscanada.org

What people are saying about Ocean Camps:

“This was the best day ever! The paddleboarding and jumping in was the best. I’m going to tell my family we should use less single-use plastics.”

Grade 7 Student

The sign of a truly impactful learning experience is when students continue to discuss, and take action afterwards. In the past three months since our visit with Ocean Ambassadors, our learners have created prototypes in the Maker lab to share their ideas about how to decrease the presence of micro plastics and connected their learning about evolution and endangerment to ocean ecosystems. The Ocean Ambassador’s well-balanced approach was hands-on, and offered a unique experience of connecting a sense of place through paddling. They demonstrated why we need to care, showed us first-hand how plastics are polluting our waterways and provided concrete ways to share our knowledge with others. This was a field trip that enabled students to engage in the world and feel empowered to share in the action of making a difference.

Charity Cantlie
Grades 6/7 Teacher

“Our students have become ambassadors and are leading workshops for the younger kids at our school. The kids loved the paddle boarding! We had eight classes go through the program and each class had a very different and amazing experience. The Ocean Ambassadors crew were positive, engaging and made the kids feel very important. The kids wanted to learn – they knew that this was important.”

Alison Dixon and Rachel Grudman
Kerrisdale Elementary

“The Ocean Ambassadors program provided an enriching, fun, placed-based educational experience for our grade seven class. The staff engaged our students while educating them about different stewardship practices. The students loved paddle boarding, despite the fact that it was a torrential downpour, they learned that it doesn’t have to be summer for us to play in the ocean! This is a field trip we will do again in the future.”

Amanda Botteselle and Amy Wright
Highlands Elementary