Youth Programs



Get set to get wet and have a blast! Whether your child has never picked up a paddle, or is already a paddling veteran there's something for everyone in Rutabaga's summer programs. Paddling is a great way for youth to develop self-confidence and independence, awareness and love of nature, and a sense of accomplishment that comes from meeting a new challenge.

Rutabaga Youth Programs teaches canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddling. Use our interactive calendar to find a day and time that work for you.


Kids Stand Up Paddling
The best possible combination of paddling and surfing
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Paddling Sampler
Learn to canoe, kayak & stand up paddle in our 3-day sampler
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Kayak Series
The perfect way to introduce your kids to kayaking
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 3-5
Mysteries of the Marsh: A Paddling Nature Camp
Paddling, turtle catching, and bug identification;
what could be more fun?
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Adventure
Add new skills, play games and take trips!
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Camp Explorer
4 full days of paddling and camp skills!
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 3-5
Teen Stand Up Paddling
The best possible combination of paddling and surfing
skill level:  open to all
ages:  Youth entering grades 6-8
Teen Paddling Sampler
Get a taste of how much fun paddling can be! Learn to canoe, kayak and stand up paddle
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 6-8
Teen Kayak Series
Get your teen outside and on the water kayaking
skill level:  beginner
ages:  Youth entering grades 6-8
Kayak Adventures
Take your skills to the next level!
Move from beginner to advanced with this class.
skill level:  intermediate
ages:  Youth entering grades 6-8