Advanced Kayak Camp

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Let's Get Certified!

Navigation, group management, and skills refinement will be our focus – culminating with an ACA skills certification.

Participants will build on the skills they learned in our Intermediate Kayak Camp. We'll introduce navigation, group management, and refine our skills in this camp, which culminates with with a Level 3 ACA skills certification.

2019 Schedule:

August 5 - 9, 2019

Drop-off and pick-up at the OBF Boathouse in Newport, Oregon at 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday.

Requires prior completion of our Intermediate Kayak Camp.

$200.00

Book Online or call (800) 806-4882

What To Bring

Each participant will need to be sure to have the following items:

For a full list or recommended items, please see our program gear list. Don't have a life jacket or wetsuit? Feel free to email us or call (800) 806-4882 for help getting these items together. In the Newport area, Ossies Surf Shop and Pura Vida Surf Shop all offer wetsuit rentals.

Eligibility Criteria

As a matter of safety, to be eligible for our programs each participant must be:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 18.
  • Able to follow instructions and effectively communicate independently (or with the assistance of a companion).
  • Able to independently swim 50 yards (or with the assistance of a companion).
  • Able to independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face-up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket (or with the assistance of a companion).
  • Able to independently get out and from under a capsized paddlecraft (or with the assistance of a companion).

Our programs are open to everyone. Please email us or call (800) 806-4882 if you would like to participate but require special accomodations.

Forms

Prior to participating in one of our tours or programs, we'll need to have a liability waiver form signed for each participant.

Sign liability waiver online

or get a Printable Version

Cancellation Policy

We require at least 14 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled program, or we cannot provide a refund. Our programs require at least 3 participants. If your scheduled program is canceled, we'll notify you at least 14 days prior to the start of the program.

All of our activities are weather dependent, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unsafe conditions. If your scheduled program is cancelled due to safety concerns, you'll receive a full refund.

Scholarships Available

We pride ourselves on making our programs accessible to our community. Scholarships are available to help with the costs of program fees, equipment rentals, snacks, and lunches. Please email us or call (800) 806-4882 for more information.

What's Next?

At the conclusion of this camp, participants receive an ACA Level 3 skills certificate, and are qualified for employment as kayak guides. Participants that are under 18 can volunteer as assistants. Those turning 18 by the following Summer may be eligible for employment as kayak guides.

Youth Camps

Designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 18, our five-day youth sailing and kayaking camps are affordable and fun.

Sailing Camp

Young sailors will learn boating safety, knot tying, points of sail and other sailing skills in our small, one-person Optimist sailboats.

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Beginner Kayak Camp

Young paddlers will learn the kayaking basics, strokes, and rescues – and even take a paddle up Beaver Creek!

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Intermediate Kayak Camp

Building on the skills learned in our beginner kayak camp, we'll introduce kayak touring and go on an overnight camping trip.

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Advanced Kayak Camp

Navigation, group management, and skills refinement will be our focus – culminating with an ACA skills certification.

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Reviews

  • Tyler W.

    We Had a Blast!

    Had a blast paddling around the bay yesterday. We had a group with 12 and both guides were fantastic. They had all kinds of knowledge about the wildlife, buildings, and boats around the bay, fun and educational. We had beautiful weather until the very end but even when it started to sprinkle we were comfortable. They had rain gear for each of us (in lots of sizes) which helped keep us warmer and drier. If you get the chance to try this, it's well worth the money.

    Janell G.

    Wonderful Kayak Experience

    We had a wonderful kayak experience for my husbands birthday today! The kids came too and we all loved the trip! It was professional, safe and entertaining! Thank you!

  • Andrea Langeliers

    Knowledgeable & Friendly

    We had a wonderful time with Anya exploring Newport by water! Earlier is better because the wind often picks up in the afternoons! We live in Newport so having an activity in town was really awesome!

    Milo 6456

    Great Kayak Tour

    The guide was knowledgeable and the entire trip was picturesque. Saw Harbor seals, a snorkler, Common Murres, Pigeon Gillemots, and Turkey Vulture. The water was like glass. The trip was at my pace.

  • Jess Thomas

    Amazing Opportunity

    We live in a small town, and I had no idea my children would be able to have experiences that people in larger cities dream of having. They have had knowledgeable and kind instructors. I have never worried about my children when they were in the care of OBF instructors. Thanks for this incredible opportunity!

    Cindy Thomas
    Michelle Schaffer

    Incredible Program

    My son has not only learned skills to last him a lifetime but he has had fun doing it. He has made lasting friendships, developed confidence on the water and most importantly knows how to be safe. There is no better place to learn to sail or kayak and no better people to do it with!

    Michelle Schaffer
  • Ty Tabor

    Excellent

    I completed two sea kayak classes in 2017, and plan to attend another in 2018. I highly recommend the Oregon Boating Foundation, and my instructor Tom Murphy. You will be knowledgeable, confident, and competent when you're done.

    Ty Tabor
    Jason & Yoshimi Tomono-Duval

    Fun & Informative

    Just prepare… these instructors will transfer their life-long love of water sport into your kids' mind! They are also seriously helpful for age appropriate skill development.

    Jason & Yoshimi Tomono-Duval

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