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Event Series Event Series: Paddling Camp with Catawba Riverkeeper

Whether you are a true beginner or have experience on the water, we have something that will keep campers active, busy, and having fun! Paddling programs at DSBG build confidence, new skills, education about their water resources and the environment, and will create memories that your kids will remember for their entire life!

Our professional instructors provide summer campers with top-level kayaking lessons and equipment to learn with, while maintaining a supportive and fun environment on the water. Give your young paddlers a reason to unplug and advance their skills this summer!

As we build confidence and time on the water, we will take field trips to local paddling hot spots to build skills and experience new areas!

Day 1 – Lake Wylie at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Day 2 – South Fork River at Confluence in Cramerton

Day 3 – South Fork River at the Boathouse in McAdenville

Day 4 – Southfork River in Spencer Mountain to the Boathouse in McAdenville (camp end time may be later this day)

Day 5 – Rain makeup if needed.

Participants must bring a refillable water bottle and pack a lunch for every day.

** Age limits will be enforced due to the nature of group learning and staff requirements and availability.


Dates: Monday, June 24 – Friday June 28

Time: 9am – 3pm – Drop off begins at 8:45am and all participants must be picked up by 3:30 pm

Drop Off Location: Trailhead

Pickup Location: Trailhead

Program Location: Various Locations

Ages: 12-15 years old

Cost: $350 for Garden Members; $400 for non-Garden Members

Program Minimum: 6 participants

Program Cap:  12 participants