KK2: Explorers Kayak and Standup Paddleboard Camp

Location:  Poulsbo, WA, United States
Starting From: US $215.00

With our amazing instructors, super-fun games and equipment your own size, this is a week campers will remember and build on for the rest of their lives.

Explorers learn the skills needed to be a kayaker and standup paddleboarder: efficient paddle strokes, water safety, capsize recovery, teamwork, navigation, Leave No Trace ethics, marine ecology, personal flotation device fitting, kayak parts and much more.

We'll visit local seals, sea cucumbers and other wildlife...or they may visit us!

This is a five-day camp from Monday-Friday. You can choose morning or afternoon sessions (9 am-1 pm or 2-6 pm).

Experienced Seafarer-age paddlers (ages 7-10) may contact our program director to discuss becoming an Explorer early (360.297.4659).

Additional Information

Surgeon Kayaker's Warning: There is a very real possibility that Explorers will get hooked on kayaking and it will be a healthy habit for the rest of their lives.



Monday: Introduction, team building games, water safety, equipment introduction and fitting, short paddle for lunch...and tons of fun games!

Tuesday: Capsize recovery introduction and practice, lunch...and tons of fun games!

Wednesday: Chart and compass introduction and game, paddle to Lion's Park for lunch...and tons of fun games!

Thursday: Standup paddleboard day! Learning and games on our SUPs. Lunch on the docks.

Friday: Party at Lion's Park ~ Share treats, memories...and tons of fun games!

Things To Bring

  • Hardy lunch w/drinks & snacks.
  • Sun hat & stocking cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sun glasses with strap.
  • tennis shoes, sandals or hard sole water shoe, NO flip-flops. Shoes will get wet and dirty.
  • Short or long pants depending on weather.
  • Short or long sleeve t-shirt depending on the weather.
  • Change of clothes, the ones they are wearing will get wet.
  • Towel.
  • Warm jacket, NOT cotton (fleece is best).
  • Rain gear or light jacket.


All kayaking and safety equipment, trained instructors, water and waterbottles, tons of fun.


Please bring your own healthy, filling lunch.

Cancellation Policy

We run camps, tours and classes rain or shine, but if we deem winds to make conditions too dangerous we will find other activities to do during camp time.

If you find the date you registered for no longer works:
-Cancellation more than one week in advance: 15% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 25% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation 24-48 hours prior to departure date and time: 50% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation within 24 hours of tour or no-show: sorry, no refunds or reschedules.

Late Pick Up Fee
†Parents who pick up campers will incur a late pick-up fee of $10 for every 15 minutes late.


Monday-Friday. 9 am-1:00 pm or 2:00-6:00 pm


Liberty Bay Waterfront Park gazebo in downtown Poulsbo.


Liberty Bay Waterfront Park gazebo in downtown Poulsbo.

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Booking for [July 21-25 AM Session 9am-1pm] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Availability: Sorry, there is no availability left for this option

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"Thank you again for scheduling the Saturday outing for our group. It was wonderful, Hawk was an excellent instructor and everyone had a great time, and 4 of us would like to sign up for the SK-2 class this Thursday evening."

~Julia Atwood

"Thank you so much again for the fabulous lesson today! We all had an absolute blast. When Kendall’s mom dropped Kate off at our house this afternoon, the girls were begging us to go tomorrow. They were offering to pay for it, even! I think we’ve got some lifelong SUPers on our hands..."


"I actually went to the shop two weekends ago to buy the boys their wetsuits. They stocked a lot of really great equipment for my kayak building projects. It is good to know that they can order items that are not on the website as well, as I am always looking for parts that are difficult to find sometimes."


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