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Summer Camps 2021


1. Full-day Tiderider Adventure Camps

TideRider Adventures offer experiential summer camps for kids, aged 8 to 14, that incorporate fun, education, self-awareness, skill development, and meaningful connections to nature.

Programs have ratios of 1 instructor to 6 participants, and are based at Hollyburn Sailing Club at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver or at Kitsilano Yacht Club in Vancouver.

Your child will:

  • Learn to stand-up paddle(SUP) or improve paddling skills  – obtain Paddle Canada certification
  • Explore and learn about the ecology of the shoreline and ocean with our marine biologist
  • Learn about how plastics and other 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 several reusable household items to replace single-use plastic ones
  • Develop communication and leadership skills and a love for our ocean – become an Ocean Ambassador!

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $350/week

July 5-9                Hollyburn Sailing Club
July 12-16              Mt. Seymour Sea to Sky Adventure Camp
July 19-23              Hollyburn Sailing Club
July 26-30              Mt. Seymour Sea to Sky Adventure Camp
Aug 9-13               Kitsilano Yacht Club 
Aug 16-20             Kitsilano Yacht Club
Aug 23-27              Hollyburn Sailing Club

Is the week you wanted to attend sold out?

Please join our wait list to get notified if a spot opens up.


2. Morning Tiderider Adventure Camps


TideRider Adventures offer experiential summer camps for kids, aged 8 to 12, that incorporate fun, education, self-awareness, skill development, and meaningful connections to nature.

Programs have ratios of 1 instructor to 6 participants, and are based at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in Vancouver. 

Your child will:

  • Learn to stand-up paddle(SUP) or improve paddling skills  – obtain Paddle Canada certification
  • Explore and learn about the ecology of the shoreline and ocean 
  • Learn about how plastics and other pollutants are affecting ocean health. 
  • Play on the water and at the beach each day
  • Develop communication and leadership skills and a love for our ocean – become an Ocean Ambassador!

Hours:                  9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost:                      $250/week ($210 for RVYC members)
Location:             Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
                                  3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver

July 5-9                 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
July 12-16            Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
July 19-23            Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
July 26-30            Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

We will have a maximum of 12 participants per week and will need a different confirmation email as well.

Is the week you wanted to attend sold out?

Please join our wait list to get notified if a spot opens up.


3. Leadership Program for Young Women, Genderfluid/Non-binary and Trans Youth 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, genderfluid/non-binary and trans youth 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 a marine biologist, an aquaculture researcher, and a zero waste innovator. 
  • Stand-up paddle each day. Earn Paddle Canada SUP certification
  • Paddle to Twin Island near Deep Cove and camp for one night. * Pending public health measures and Covid 19 restrictions.

Dates: August 30 – September 3, 2021, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $450

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Is the week you wanted to attend sold out?

Please join our wait list to get notified if a spot opens up.



4. Sailing/OAC Combo Programs


Full day camp with Kitsilano Yacht Club Monday-Friday, July 19-23 and August 23-27.

This camp is for children aged 6 through 11 who are looking for a full day (9am-5pm) of outdoor experiences.

Children will spend the morning in the Summer Sail Camp learning:

  • water safety using SUP, kayaks, and sailboats
  • how to comfortably and safely balance, sit in and move around in a sailboat, as well as
  • how to steer, trim the sail and tack (turn) the sailboat, building skills to become a passionate sailor for life!
  • Children who are passionate sailors can graduate to our Opti Race Camp!

and in the afternoon with Ocean Ambassadors Canada:

  • Explore and learn about the ecology of the shoreline and ocean with our marine biologist
  • Learn about how plastics and other 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 at the beach each day
  • Make several reusable household items to replace single-use plastic ones
  • Develop communication and leadership skills and a love for our ocean – become an Ocean Ambassador!
    *Prices are inclusive of GST

$472.50 for non-members and $420.00 for members, GST included

Register Now
Is the week you wanted to attend sold out?

Please join our wait list to get notified if a spot opens up.


Covid-19 Update

Ocean Ambassadors staff will continue to ensure that Ministry of Health rules and guidelines designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections and keep our participants and staff safe and healthy are strictly adhered to.

    • We must limit the number of participants enrolled in each camp to 18 to ensure we can conform to recommended physical distancing protocols.
    • To comply with physical distancing protocols and to help participants to stay safely apart, we will use physical reminders including small circles to indicate where participants should stand or sit for opening circles and games, marks on the ground where any lineups may take place and signs reminding participants to wash hands, etc.
    • All paddling equipment will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each use.

If the BC Ministry of Health indicates programs are no longer recommended,  we will cancel the program, give you a full refund and make every effort to give you at least 14 days cancellation notice before your course date so you have time to make alternative arrangements.

If at any time before your child’s course starts you would like to cancel your booking due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will provide you with a full refund.


We really hope to see you in this summer!

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.”

Josie
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