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Summer Camps

TideRider Adventure Camps are a fun week on the ocean and create unforgettable life experiences. 

This environmentally focused camp incorporates fun, education, self-awareness, skill development, and meaningful connections to nature in daily activities so your child feels empowered to be a steward of the ocean. 

Each camper will enjoy an immersive experience learn to stand-up paddle (SUP) or improve paddling skills and obtain Paddle Canada certification, spend time exploring the shoreline and learning about local ecology from our marine biologist.

Camper will also be able to get crafty and make several reusable household items to replace single-use plastics at home, develop communication skills and learn their unique leadership style.

Campers leave with a joyful experience from a week in nature and as an Ocean Ambassador!

Ages 9-14

Programs have ratios of 1 instructor to 6 participants

Camps are run from 9am-4pm each day at either Hollyburn Sailing Club at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver or at Kitsilano Yacht Club in Vancouver.

Cost: $350 +gst

Register for the TideRider Adventure Camp by selecting dates below: 

Week 1 and week 3 camps are operated in partnership with Mount Seymour Sea to Sky Summer Camp. You will be redirected to the Mount Seymour website for registration.

Week 1 – Sea to Sky Camp July 6th-10th, 2020, Mount Seymour

Week 2 – TideRider Adventure Camp July 13th – 17th. Kitsilano Yacht Club

Week 3- Sea to Sky Camp July 20th-24th, 2020, Mount Seymour

Week 4 – TideRider Adventure Camp July 27th – 31st, Hollyburn Sailing Club

Week 5 – TideRider Adventure Camp August 10- 14th,  Kitsilano Yacht Club

Week 6 – TideRider Adventure Camp August 17th –  21st, Hollyburn Sailing Club

Week 7 – TideRider Adventure Camp August 24th – 28th, Kitsilano Yacht Club

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