Welcome to Aloha Beach Camp!

Thank you for visiting Aloha Beach Camp's summer camp blog. Aloha Beach Camp is an aquatic-focused day camp program for kids and teens ages 4 to 14 in Los Angeles, California. 2019 Summer Camp activities include surfing lessons, boogie boarding, ocean swimming lessons, tubing, jet skiing and more at Zuma Beach and Paradise Cove in Malibu, and Castaic Lake in Valencia (just outside L.A.) plus other amazing aquatic venues. Join us for summer camp 2019!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Teaching a Nervous Camper to Surf

Sometimes campers are hesitant to try new activities. Totally cool! Aloha Beach Camp's philosophy is to encourage participation, but never force campers to do anything they're not comfortable with. Kids should take their own time and only engage in camp activities when they feel ready.

One way we encourage kids to feel more comfortable is by easing them into the participation process. Take surfing for example. Campers start out with a surfing lesson on the sand, but many kids are easily intimidated by the surfboard itself, let alone the ocean. So rather than using an actual surfboard, campers can learn to surf on their beach towels instead, gradually moving onto the board and into the ocean at their own pace.

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