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PADDLER'S
DISCOVERY CAMP

Level 1 • Themed Paddling Camps

PADDLER'S DISCOVERY CAMP - OVERVIEW

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Experience

  • Flatwater & Whitewater
  • Guided
  • Kayaks, SUPs, Rafts, & Canoes
Children paddling in white water inflatable kayaks on the Santiam River

Logistics

  • Oregon City, OR
  • 9AM to 4PM
  • 5 days total (Day Camp)
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Person

  • No experience required
  • Ages 8 to 12
  • Weight 50-300 lbs
white water camp kids paddling on the Santiam River

Price

  • $450 – 545/ 5 day 
    (Seasonal pricing)
  • $225/ 2 day

We offer three Level 1 themed paddling camps throughout the summer: Pirates Ahoy, Survival Crafts, and White Water Academy 1. On these day paddling camps, kids will be introduced to kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and rafting – our small group sizes creating an immersive 5-day or 2-day learning experience.

Early Bird Discount: $45 OFF any 2024 five day camps using Promo Code: BIRD24. Promotion ends March 31.

Experience
Flatwater & Whitewater
Guided
Kayaks, SUPS, Rafts, & Canoes
Logistics
Oregon City, OR
9AM to 4PM
5 days total
Person
No experience experience required
Ages 8 to 12
50 lbs to 300 lbs
Price
$450 - 545/5 day
(seasonal pricing)

$225/ 2 day
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- We Offer -
PIRATES AHOY
SURVIVAL CRAFTS
WHITE WATER ACADEMY
- We Offer -
NEW CRAFTS,
NEW FRIENDS
- We Offer -
SMALL CAMP SIZES

PADDLER'S DISCOVERY CAMP - THEMES

Captain your ship and explore the vast water-filled wilderness while searching for gold, gems, and lost worlds. Encounter side-quests and puzzles as you try to escape with the treasure!

Connect with the Earth and grow your outdoor survival skills. Identify plants and animals as you scavenge for materials to express your creativity through the medium of nature.

Join the academy and learn the ways of the water. Improve your paddling technique through drills and games in rafts and kayaks on this exciting week of white water adventures.

LEVEL 1 CAMP DETAILS

Our level 1 themed camps are perfect for beginners with no paddling experience. We will teach kids how to kayak, paddleboard, raft, and canoe. We recommend children complete at least one, if not more, Level 1 paddling camps before moving onto Level 2.

Our small class size (Generally 1 instructor for every 5 students) creates a uniquely immersive experience, giving our counselors the ability to attend to individual camper needs and interests while creating time for teachable moments throughout the day. eNRG Kayaking’s focus has always been in paddlesports, meaning our camp counselors have a genuine love for paddling and the outdoors and cannot wait to share their knowledge with their campers.

PRICE:

5 Day Camp: $450 – 545/person
2 Day Camp: $250/person

Discount pricing from dates other than mid-July to mid-August

Discount Pricing
$450/person (5-day)
From dates other than
mid-July to mid-August
Regular Pricing
$545/person (5 day)
$250/person (2 day)
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PREPARE FOR YOUR SUMMER CAMP

AFTER BOOKING: Sign online waivers and share them with your fellow party members. Waivers must be filled out by each party member on every visit.

WHAT TO BRING: Lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, wind/rain jacket, additional warmth layers, and a change of clothing. Please wear shoes that stay on.

WHERE TO GO: 1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City OR 97045.

ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. Parking may be limited so factor that into your arrival time.

WHAT WE PROVIDE: Instructors, craft, lifejacket, helmet, and a paddle.

OUR CAMP POLICIES

CUSTOMIZATION: Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 – 1122 for large groups or other special requests and exceptions.

RESTRICTIONS: Ages 8 – 12.  Must be at least 50 lbs.

WEATHER: Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke onsite.

IF WE CANCEL: eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone or cancel any trip due to inclement weather, under enrollment, or other unforeseen circumstances, and will issue a full refund in this instance.

IF YOU CANCEL: 21+ days notice – 75% refund, free reschedule, or voucher for paid amount. 21-0 days notice – all refund/benefits forfeited. 

We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness, injury, or inappropriate behavior.

CAMP FAQs

Lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, wind/rain jacket, additional warmth layers, and a change of clothing. Please wear shoes that stay on.

We will meet at our shop in Oregon City (1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City OR 97045). You are welcome to arrive up to 15 minutes prior to camp start/end.

eNRG Kayaking Camps are a perfect fit for families and kids who are inspired by our educational principles. This includes using paddling as a platform for self-growth and river stewardship. Our camps may NOT be a good fit for families who do not meet our goals. Campers need to be prepared to build character and resilience in a wilderness environment. Our counselors are facilitators in their experiences but campers must hold some responsibility when it comes to respecting others, their surroundings, and themselves. 

eNRG Camps Are Great For Those Who Can:

● Adhere to safety instructions

● Follow group dynamics

● Take an active role in minimizing risks

● Open to cultivate outdoor curiosity

● Embrace challenges and adapt to adversity

● Engage in a world outside of phones and electronics

● Connecting with nature and fellow campers

Our Camps May Not Be The Best Fit With Kids Who:

● Are afraid of water or can’t swim

● Have short attention spans regarding coaching & instruction

● Lack interest in outdoor recreation

● Unable to handle physical and weather related issues

● Unable to communicate with peers and staff effectively when problems arise.

Be Active. Be Outdoors.

Our staff enjoy engaging with students who can share the same passion we have with paddling and have a continued desire to learn across the multiple years that they are with us. We provide stepping stones for campers with a furthered interest in sports, internships, employment opportunities, and a hobby that can last well into adulthood.

Youth Responsibilities

We hold a high standard for youth at eNRG Kayaking because of the immersive and active experiences they participate in. Children must understand that there is inherent risk to paddling, as with any activity, and thus trust is placed upon them to act responsibly. Any rules we have in place are to minimize said risk and to ensure all campers have a fair share of attention. This is essential for children to build their own risk awareness and leadership skills with our guidance.

It's A Team Experience

Engaging behavior is critical to creating a constructive learning environment. As such, we ask for each child and parent to acknowledge our “Code of Conduct”. Camper actions that don’t adhere to our group can be at a minimum distracting and at a maximum put the rest of the group participating in an activity at higher risk. We appreciate camper and parent participation to help kids explore the results of real world choices and experiences. 

Camper participation includes:

●  Being respectful to others, the equipment, and the environment

●  Staying attentive to follow rules and boundaries

●  Actively applying my skills to keep myself safe

●  Notifying instructors or staff as soon as possible if I see something wrong, someone that is hurt, or a dangerous situation.

●  Acknowledging that, while paddling is mostly an individual sport, there are team elements required to maintain a safe environment.

Before rules are broken, counselors will:

● Have daily group meetings at the beginning/end of camp to provide positive and constructive feedback

● Communicate with parents during pickup regarding summarizing the day.

● Be proactive using conversations and redirection to prevent rules from being broken in the first place.

If rules are broken:

●  Minor offense: If a camper exhibits behavior disruptive to camp function, then a verbal warning and timeout may be issued.

●  Repeated minor offenses: In the event that this behavior continues, then a guardian will be notified at the end of the day.

●  Major offense: After a participant exhibits disruptive behavior that puts the safety of themselves or others at risk, then a guardian may have to swiftly respond for early pickup.

●  Repeated major offenses: If this behavior continues or poses a severe safety risk (Regardless of if prior offenses were noted), then this camper will be removed from the rest of camp (No refunds/credit).

While we rarely kick people out of camp, these guidelines will help us have a great week together, and set campers up for success in paddling and in life! Thank you!

Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke onsite.

It is difficult to fill a spot vacated at the last moment. For this reason, we offer a 75% refund with 21+ days notice or voucher with credit for the paid amount. Less than 21-0 days notice means all refund/benefits will be forfeited. We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness, injury, or inappropriate behavior.

eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone or cancel any trip due to inclement weather, under enrollment, or other unforeseen circumstances, and will issue a full refund in this instance.

We pride ourselves in offering high quality instruction. For this reason, our lead guides have ACA instructor certifications, First Aid, CPR, and Swift Rescue skills.

Every child needs a waiver signed by a parent/guardian prior to the start of camp (One for each camp if they are attending multiple). You can fill on out here.