When you arrive at camp in Hawaii, you'll be greeted with a warm "Aloha" welcome from your camp counselors and fellow campers. You'll be given a tour of our camp facilities and your accommodations. We have clean, spacious cabins with comfortable beds and private showers and bathrooms for you.
After settling in, it's time to get started! You may have lessons every day or a few times a week. Your camp counselor / surfing instructors will begin by teaching you the basics of surfing such as how to paddle, pop up and ride a wave. They'll also teach you about ocean safety and wave judgement and selection, such as how to read the waves and currents.
As you progress in your surfing skills, you'll move on to more advanced techniques. This may include , turning on your surfboard and maneuvering on the wave. Your instructors will be with you every step of the way providing guidance and feedback to help you improve your surfing technique.
In addition to surfing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy many other activities and adventures during your camp session. You will go snorkeling, hiking, sightseeing, and exploring nearby Hawaiian towns and beaches. These additional activities are a fantastic way to take a break from surfing and experience all that Hawaii has to offer.
One of the best things about learning to surf at Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii is the community you'll be part of. You will meet other kids and teens from around the world who share your passion for the sport of surfing and enjoying camp life. You will form tight bonds over your shared experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Attending summer camp in Hawaii while learning to surf will be an unforgettable experience for you. From the world-class waves to the experienced instructors and vibrant surf community, there's no better place to learn how to surf. So pack your bags and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. We'll even provide the surfboards! :)
When you think of going to summer camp in Hawaii, the potential for fun speaks for itself. In many cases, parents want to make sure their kids will learn to surf when signing up for Aloha Beach Camp's Hawaii summer camp experience. The short answer is, "Of course!" Surfing was invented in Hawaii. We wouldn't let your child miss it!
How Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii's Surfing Activity Works
Campers will learn to surf at world-famous Waikiki Beach. It's a great place to learn to surf because it's a beginner-friendly beach with small, long, rolling gentle waves with a soft sandy bottom.
Our certified camp counselor/surf instructions will have surfboards on hand that are appropriate for your camper's size, experience and skill level. Our staff will give your child a surfing lesson which will include the basics of surfing including paddle technique, popping up onto the board, and riding the wave.
At first, campers will learn to surf on the sand, gradually moving into the shallow ocean water and then moving out to catch bigger waves.
As campers improve, our staff will encourage them to continue to challenge themselves by trying new techniques and riding different types of waves.
Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii's surfing activities include safety lessons and surf etiquette as well. Campers will learn how to become aware of their surroundings and follow beach, wave and ocean safety guidelines, such as staying within designated swimming areas and respecting other surfers.
What Does Surfing Feel Like?
As they paddle hard and pop up onto their surfboard, your child will feel the rush of the wind and the spray of the water in their face. As they ride the waves and improve their surfing technique, they will feel a sense of freedom and exhilaration like nothing they've ever experienced before.
Eventually, your child will catch the perfect wave. It may be a big wave, or a small one. It may be a powerful wave that towers over them as they paddle towards it. Or maybe it will be a gentle wave. Either way, your child will take a deep breath and go for it, paddling hard and popping up onto their board. The wave will carry them along. They will feel like they're flying. They will surf the wave all the way from the ocean to the shore, where they will come to a triumphant stop in the sand.
Imagine the sense pride and accomplishment they will feel! Surfing with us at Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii this summer will be a thrilling experience your child will never forget.
Could there be anything better for a child to go to summer camp in Hawaii!? We can't think of anything. In fact, we put together this list of the best reasons for kids to attend camp in Hawaii at Aloha Beach Camp this summer:
Aloha Beach Camp provides many fun activities for boys, girls, kids and teens at our summer camp program in Hawaii. Surfing is perhaps the most popular among the campers. We are always heartened to see that so many campers want to learn to surf!
When you really think about is, you can see why campers are so fired up about learning to surf.
Surfing is a safe, health, and fun activity, not to mention the sport was invented in Hawaii! And best of all, it takes place outdoors -- quite an appealing notion considering kids have been cooped up inside so long from COVID!
But how exactly does our surf camp work?
The Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii Surf Camp Program is a unique experience; a complete immersion in the Hawaiian Culture. Located on the beautiful island of Oahu, with surfing as its central focus, the camp will teach the fundamentals of surfing from a uniquely Hawaiian point of view at world-famous Waikiki Beach.
Welcoming kids between the ages of 7 to 16, campers will learn surfing technique and ocean-safety skills. Camp participants learn the basic techniques of riding waves, water safety, and the ocean environment.
Evening activities allow participants the special opportunity to learn about Polynesian culture and the ancient Hawaiian lifestyle which centered around the sea. Local Hawaiian surfers help teach the surfing, and well-known Hawaiian heritage specialists make guest appearances each evening to pass along their local lore.
Daily surf sessions are designed to build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of surfing and ocean science. Knowledgeable instructors team up in small peer groups that are age and skill appropriate. Lessons are then customized and specific to each group’s needs.
A maximum of four camper participants per instructor ensures consistency, familiarity and a vast amount of individualized attention guaranteeing acceleration in confidence, fitness
and personal growth.
If your child wants to learn to surf this summer and is looking for an epic sleepaway summer camp experience unavailable anywhere else, discover Aloha Beach Camp Hawaii!
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