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Today will begin with an introduction to the use of sit on top style of kayaks. Campers will learn paddling skills, kayak games, leadership and water safety through a fun and informative approach.
Our day will include games and group challenges, as well as learning about the ecology of sea otters, harbor seals and other wildlife of Elkhorn Slough. Campers will learn how to self rescue when kayaking a sit on top style kayak in preparation for our extreme adventure to the Santa Cruz Kelp beds! Begins at 9:30am in North Moss Landing Harbor and ends there at 2:00pm
Today we will explore Ano Nuevo State Reserve, an area rich in cultural and natural history. Campers will learn about the behavior of elephant seals and other marine animals. This area was once a large settlement site for the Ohlone Indians. Our day will include examining a shell midden left by the Ohlone Indians. Several hands on learning activities and environmental games will be offered along the way.
Begins at Blue Water Ventures: 127 Mason Street, Santa Cruz at 9:30am and ends at Ano Nuevo State Reserve at 2:30pm. Parents will car pool and caravan together
Today campers will slide off sit on top kayaks to have an eye level experience with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! Using goggles or a mask/snorkel, we’ll take a look at the kelp forest or choose to remain dry and simply glide over the forest canopy searching for sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and sea birds. Encompassing 5,322 square miles of ocean, our remarkable sanctuary supports one of the planet’s most biologically diverse marine ecosystems.
The use of sit on top kayaks with the option to submerge into the water gives us an entirely different perspective on our ocean world.
Begins and ends at the Santa Cruz Wharf 9:30am-1:30pm
Riparian corridors are an intricate component to all marine ecosystems. On this adventurous day, campers will hike up stream exploring the shallow clear pools of the San Lorenzo River. As we hike though the redwood forest that surrounds the river, we will discuss the natural and cultural history of these majestic trees.
Using a mask and snorkel, we can float down river and see what lives clinging to the submerged rocks. Our day will even include an opportunity to “shoot a rapid” using a boogie board.
Begins at Blue Water Ventures: 127 Mason Street, Santa Cruz at 8:30am. We will caravan to our river location and the program will end there at 2:30pm
Phone: (831) 459-8548
Santa Cruz, California
Monday – Saturday:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED