Bay is home
to Blue Waters Kayaking
and one of the most rewarding kayaking destinations in California.
400 species of birds have been recorded in the Point Reyes
area, making it a premier bird-watching area. Tomales bay
is also known for its variety of marine
mammals, coastal wildlife and the heritage of the Coastal
Miwok Indian. On these waters, you'll learn about our local
history, migrating birds and other species that live both
above and below the surface.
Over the past 18 years Blue Waters Kayaking has worked with thousands of young people on Tomales Bay. We have developed and specifically designed outdoor education programs which foster team building, leadership development, self-discovery, and individual growth.
Our kayak camps are fully guided, motorboat supported, trips that focus on kayaking and leadership skills. We are the only shore-based operator on Tomales Bay. Our guides/instructors are supremely capable professionals with excellent safety and rescue credentials. Participants will learn natural history and environmental education as well as outdoor education skills. And have fun learning and practicing new skills!
Our facility in Marshall, CA and our use of motor-boat support sets us apart from any other kayak company on Tomales Bay. 24/7 communication and motorboat availability takes safety, our primary concern, to a higher level than other kayak companies can offer.
Daily kayaking and hiking activities will introduce young people to the bay's stunning beauty and the diversity of wildlife which calls Tomales Bay home. As our kayaks glide across the water, a Harbor Seal may pop its head up and surprise us only a few feet away. Paddling along, an Osprey, Pelican or Kingfisher may dive for their lunch right before our eyes! After lunch on a secluded beach, we will hike up and visit the Tule Elk wandering the hills above the bay.
Skill-building in kayak self-rescue, navigation, and low-impact camping, and varied special programs such as poetry workshops, mask-making, adventure-based learning, and campfire story-telling will make this week an experience young people will remember for the rest of their lives.
In 2012 We
Youth Summer Camp Programs:
Get a group together and we'll do it on your schedule!
A Unique experience awaits – encourage your children to indulge their sense of adventure. Blue Waters Kayak Camps are a fun-filled week on Tomales Bay that provides the unique experience of sea kayaking and camping on the pristine beaches of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
Youth Adventure Camp
Times: Monday, 9 am through Friday, 3 pm
Campers will learn expedition kayaking skills, from paddling and leadership to camp skills. By working, paddling and playing together they will experience the bonding with new friends that can last a lifetime.
Under the supervision of the experienced staff, campers will pack all their food and gear into two-person kayaks for five days of exploring one of the most amazing waterways in the country. We'll glide past Tule elk feeding by the shore and see up close ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, leopard sharks, bat rays, seals, and lots of other wildlife that make this bay their home.
At night, coyotes sing us to sleep after a night paddle reveals swirls of bioluminescence sparkling in the wake of our kayaks. It is a week of adventure and exploration.
2012 Youth 5-Day Camp Dates:
Week 1 - June 11-15
Week 2 - June 18-22
Week 3 - June 25-29
Week 4 - July 9-13
Week 5 - July 23-27
Week 6 - July 30 - August 3
Week 7 - August 6-10
Week 8 - August 13-17
FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP