JR. Waterman Camp

Become a better swimmer while learning paddleboard sports and developing leadership skills on Lake Tahoe!

Quick Details

Duration: 5 hours

Ages: 13-17

Availability: July 30th to August 2nd

Start time: 9 a.m.

Enroll in Our Summer 2019 JR. Waterman Program

Our Junior Waterman program is designed to give teenagers the chance to develop superior paddling and swimming skills and practices essential to water-safety and rescue skills. We are passionate about helping our young people develop a solid foundation of skills in leadership, teamwork, work ethic, and communication to boost their confidence, strengthen their abilities and move ahead of the pack and within their communities. Participants should be comfortable in the water with basic swimming and paddling skills.

The Camp is a continuation of the Camp. It is for the watergroms that have moved up in age and are ready to take the next step in the waterman journey. It is also for the teenager that is looking to build confidence and have fun to learn water skills and test their limitations to explore their potential. Our experienced and trained staff will be there step-by-step to ensure safety, guidance and mentorship as the next generation of waterman and waterwoman are groomed through training sessions of paddling, swimming, diving and more!  The Junior Waterman camp will award the participants with the Tahoe Waterman Lifestyle experience.

During this program your Junior Waterman will enjoy the following:

  • Develop Tahoe waterman skills

  • Work as a team

  • Take swimming and paddling skills to the next level

  • Learn lifesaving and water-rescue skills

  • Learn the basics of free diving

  • Build confidence, courage, strength, and resilience

  • Build transferable skills and work ethic.

  • Discover leadership and communication skills

  • UC Davis environmental education

  • Have a blast with like-minded water people.

  • Chevron down What the Camp Includes
    • 3 days of pure fun on and off the water

    • SUP board and paddle

    • Outrigger Canoe and paddle

    • Prone paddleboard

    • Surfski Kayak and paddle

    • PFD’s (personal floating device)

    • Coaching and mentoring

    • Entry to Tahoe Paddle Racing Series

    Available for an additional cost:

    • Basic Freedive PADI certification

    • Personal PFD

    • wetsuits and water shirts

    • Lunch

  • Chevron down Skills Learned
    • CPR and First Ai
    • Paddling techniques and tactics
    • Water awareness and safety
    • Open Water swim technique
    • Athletic skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Developing relationships
    • Working as a team
    • Free Dive training

    We will also be offering The PADI Basic Freediver certification. It’s a great first step for developing solid free diving skills. You learn basic free diving principles and focus on practicing breath-hold techniques in a pool or confined water site. The certification is an additional cost of $150

  • Chevron down The Daily Curriculum
    • Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am to 3pm
    • Meet and greet
    • Daily warm-up
    • Daily fitness sessions, outrigger paddling, stand-up paddle boarding, prone paddleboarding, surfski paddling, swimming, water safety, Free Diving, team building activities, Leadership skills, games, and UC Davis environmental education.
    • The daily call to mind