Our program is a summer sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding safety and activity instruction curriculum and environmental education program for youth 8-15 years on Lake Merced in San Francisco. It is offered through the SF State Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, in cooperation with the University Corporation San Francisco State and other partner organizations. Lake Merced is an ideal place for sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddling because of its sheltered waters, steady afternoon winds, and abundant wildlife in a beautiful environment, along with its close proximity to urban residents. We provide low cost, half day, Monday-Friday youth sailing camps and half day youth paddling and lake environment camps with kayaks and stand up paddle-boards for kids ages 8-15 years. You can combine the sailing and paddling camps into an adventurous full day multi activity camp. We also offer a full–day sailing and science camp for youth 8-12 that places a special emphasis on learning science through sailing and other fun hands-on activities. During any of our week-long day camps participants will not only have fun and be trained on safe operation of small boats, but they’ll gain self confidence, practice teamwork and socialize with other classmates, each of which are applicable to many other situations. Sailing and kayaking camps can be combined for a full day of fun! Sibling discounts available. 2015 Week-long Sailing, Sailing and Science, or Kayaking Summer Sessions:Dates: June 15–August 14 Ages: 8 to 15. Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9am–noon or 1pm–4pm (half day) or 9am–4pm (full day). Cost: $135–$155 per week (half day) or $255–$266 per week (full day).
San Francisco State Community Youth Sailing and Paddling
Hours of Operation:
The M-F 9-12 half day paddling and lake environment camp is $135. The M-F 1-4pm sailing camp is $145. A full day 9-4pm sailing and science camp is $255. The combined M-F full day paddling and sailing camp is $280. Sibling discount of 5%.
Organization and Program Categories:
Outdoors and Nature
Sports & Fitness
Kayaking and Boating
Contact us at least three weeks in advance to see if we can accommodate your child
Youth programs are held at Lake Merced. Parking is easy. Muni: 18, 29
Kids love the water. No previous boating experience is needed
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