Standup Paddle Boarding Kids Camp

SPI Sessions- SUPKids Camp

SUPKids is an international program that SPI Sessions licenses. We operate this camp in the summer as part of our 6-Day "Surf | SUP | Space | Robotics" camp or with the unique ability to book independently of other camps. The SUPKids main goals are to teach stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), water safety, and environmental education. Kids learn best when they’re having a good time and SUPKids masters ways to sneak in the educational stuff in a way that keeps everything super fun.

Camp Details

Time: 9:45 am - 1:00 pm |Thurs. & Friday

Location:  7355 Padre Blvd.  Just north of Convention Center at the bayside flats. Drop off & Pick-Up.

Age: 5-17 (Please inquire if you have questions)

Price: $200 BOOK NOW!

Every SUPKid will walk away from this camp totally in love with the sport of SUP and the ocean. We are all committed to finding a way for kids to become ambassadors for the planet which was a core mission when developing this program.

2020 Summer Camp Dates | Thursday & Friday

Session 1: June 3-4

Session 2: June 10-11

Session 3: June 17-18

Session 4: June 24-25

Session 5: July 1-2 

 

 

 

Session 6: July. 8-9

Session 7: Jul. 15-16

Session 8: July 22-23

Session 9: July 29-30

Session 10: Aug. 5-6

F.A.Q.'S

Frequently Asked Questions

We realize you might have lots of questions for us about this exciting camp so we've tried to spell out some of the most frequented questions! Feel free to reach us by phone or email if you have any other important questions for us!

The SUPKids program has been developed for kids ages 5-17 years old. SPI Sessions’ staff monitors age ratios per session and applies age-appropriate curriculum per session. Therefore, not all SUPKids Sessions are alike!

The SUPKids Program is offered Sessions (1-10), on Thursdays & Fridays from 10 am-1 pm!

Primarily we are located at the "South Flats" which is on the bayside north of the Convention Center. We ask that parents drive towards our tent and trailer set-up which is set up at the water's edge.

Occasionally, if conditions permit, we will ask to take the SUPKids to the surfside. For this to happen we normally wait for the surf to be flat and have a smaller group.

Follow any “Book Now” Link to book your session! This system allows you to add multiple children and any additional merchandise you desire. Feel free to call us at 956-455-5238 if you have any questions booking your sessions!

We cover all the basics of taking great care of your child including water breaks, snack time, and a healthy lunch! The program also includes the SUPKids workbook and SPI Sessions T-shirt!

Of course the SUPKIDS program also includes expert instruction on stand-up paddle boarding, lessons on ocean safety and hands-on environmental education!

Of course! We are always happy to include parents! We hope you can help us out by taking time to give us a review on TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp or our Social Media platforms!

LESSONS

The SUPKids program is designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education and is run in an inclusive, non-competitive environment with a real focus on building self-esteem. We use games, drills & SUP activities to ensure that our SUPKids walk away with vital water safety skills that will stay with them for life.

Lesson One: Safe SUP

SUPKids will be introduced to the 10 SUPKids Rules as the foundation for water safety & environmental education. Visuals and water sessions are incorporated so be ready to get wet!

Lesson Two: SUP Adventures

SUPKids will learn the basic concepts behind ocean currents & understand and how to plan an adventure safely through interactive education and micro-adventures!

Lesson Three: Ocean Plastics

SUPKids will learn why we are facing so many environmental problems due to our over-use of plastic. They’ll also learn what micro-plastics are and what the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is and what they can do to help be a big part of the change we need.

Lesson Four: Healthy SUPKids

SUPKids will be introduced to the 10 SUPKids Rules as the foundation for water safety & environmental education. Visuals and water sessions are incorporated so be ready to get wet!

Lesson Five: Ambassadors For the Planet

SUPKids will learn the basic concepts behind ocean currents & understand and how to plan an adventure safely through interactive education and micro-adventures!

MEDIA

PARTNERS

SUPKids Gives Back

The SUPKids program is partnered with amazing programs that give back. A percentage of every schools’ license fee goes towards taking SUPKids to communities who need it most. The program also has unique partnerships with: Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar, Parley, SustainableSurf.org, and Foundation Water Trek. Find out more about these amazing B-Corps and Non-profits by clicking on their logos:

6-Day Surf, SUP, Space & Robotics Kids Camp

SPI Sessions - Surf, SUP, Space & Robotics Camp

Welcome to SPI's #1 Kids Summer Camp where we teach kids to fall in love with the outdoors by introducing them to their new favorite sports! Our 6 Day camp Surf, SUP, Science camp is 4 hours long each day and is held Mon.- Sat. at respective venues. We begin our week with 3-days of Surf Camp with fun beach ecology and ocean safety skills. The following 2-days campers will learn to Stand-Up Paddle board and will be guided through the international SUPKids Program, which includes an illustrated workbook and hands-on environmental education activities and action plans.

Our last day of camp is designated for our Saturday Space and Robotics Sessions. Each Saturday will cover a different topic relevant to Ocean Science, Robotics and Space! Please be sure to visit our Space & Robotics page for more information about locations and topics.

Our main concern is safety and having fun and that's why we've staffed our crew with the very best beach life instructors, water safety men and women, and kid friendly educators and professionals. We look after your child at all times with a 1:4 instructor to student ratio. Be sure to check out our staff page for more information on our great team.

Camp Details

Time: 9:45 am - 2:00 pm |Mon. - Sat.

Location: 3 Camp Locations

  • Mon., Tues., Wed. - 2000 Gulf Blvd (Beach side)
  • Thurs. & Fri. - 7355 Padre Blvd. (Bayside Flats)
  • Sat. - 100 E. Swordfish (Suite F)

Age: 5-17 (Please inquire if you have questions)

Price: $500

2021 6-Day Camp Session Dates

Session 1: May 31 - June 5

Session 1: June 7 - June 12

Session 3: June 14 - June 19

Session 4: June 21 - June 26 

Session 5: June 28 - July 3

Session 6: July 5 - July 10

Session 7: July 12 - July 17

Session 8: July 19 - July 24

 

Session 9: July 26 - July 31 

Session 10: Aug. 02 - Aug. 07

Session 11: Aug. 9 - Aug 14

Session 12: Aug. 16 - Aug. 21

Session 13: Aug. 23 - Aug. 28

Session 14: Aug. 30 - Sept. 4

Session 15: Sept. 06 - Sept. 11

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Space is limited so book today

We are proud to announce 10 weeks of camp in 2020 and so many fun weeks to choose from! In anticipation of returning students, we have added more ocean safety activites to our Surf Camp Sessions, added the "Ambassadors for the Planet" curriculum to our SUPKids Camp, and expanded our Science Camps into several ocean related themes.

Camp registration follows a first-come, first-served basis. At this time we keep Surf and SUP Camp limited to 10 students a week, however Science Camp may vary on attendance according to set activity and accommodations.

3-Day Surf Camp
3-Day Surf Camp

Mon.- Wed. | Beach Access 4

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2- DAY SUPKids Camp
2- DAY SUPKids Camp

Thurs. & Fri. | Convention Center Beach

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1 DAY Space & Robotics Camp
1 DAY Space & Robotics Camp

Saturday | 100 E. Swordfish (Suite F)

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In order to provide you with as much information as possible, check out each individual camp page for even more information and photos. We are here to provide you with all of the answers to any questions you have.

What else is included?

We've combined all 3 of our summer kids camp into one incredible package so your child can enjoy what our island has to offer on your stay on SPI. If that's not enough, check out what else we've included:

  Camp T-shirt - New styles and Colors

  Goodie Bag - Stickers, Surf Wax, fun stuff

  Photos - Always happy to share captured memories

Science Camp Group

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What should we bring?

We recommend that you bring a backpack with the following items:

  Lunch - Be sure to pack a healthy lunch, snacks, reusable water bottle

  Swimwear - Mon.- Fri. Appropriate swimwear

  Sun Protection - Hats, Suncreen, longsleeve water clothing

  Towel - Always nice to have

Private SUP Lessons

SPI Sessions- Private SUP Lessons

We are an experienced team of beach life and surfing instructors ready to make your private surf lesson a memorable one. We are equipped with the best equipment, safety first mindset, and all the fundamental skills to get you surfing in your first lesson. SPI Sessions private surf lessons caters to your skills, age, and physical abilities. Allow us to show you the joy of surfing!

Novice, Yoga, Race, Surf -
We got you.

Our lessons are available for both beginner and advanced levels. You are in for a treat- SPI is a beautiful place to discover stand-up paddleboarding.

  Access to easy drop in locations right on the bay

  Beautiful views and channels to tour

  Check out the nature and incredible tours of SPI on a SUP

Pricing List

Water Safety and PFD

We will provide you with a personal floatation device and a short water safety crash course.

BYO Sun Protection

It is wise to bring sun screen and a hat with you to wear on the paddle.

For more Information

Check out our SUP Lessons Page and call 956 455 5238.

Private SUP
SPI
$90
1-2 person

Private SUP

Private lessons are offered by appointment so please purchase at least 24 hours in advance. Down wind tour/beginner level, or advanced training available. All lessons subject to weather conditions. Once you purchase online, please call 956-455-5238 to schedule your date and time. If you are looking to purchase a "same day" lession please call the number above to check availability before booking online. Thanks and see you on the bay!

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GROUP SUP
SPI Sessions
$75
3+ people

GROUP SUP

Group lessons must have 3 or more persons. Down wind tour/beginner level, or advanced training available. All lessons subject to weather conditions. Private lessons are offered by appointment so please purchase at least 24 hours in advance. Once you purchase online, please call 956-455-5238 to schedule your date and time. If you are looking to purchase a "same day" lession please call the number above to check availability before booking online. Thanks and see you on the bay!

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