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Surf Camps

Thereís no end to the fun things you can do at the beach, but none of them have quite the same mystique around them as surfing. Maybe itís the power of the waves, maybe itís being in tune with nature, or maybe itís being part of an interesting subculture thatís been celebrated in movies and music since the 1950s. Whatever it is, for people who catch the surfing bug, it becomes a way of life.

Learning to surf is more complicated than just grabbing a board and heading for the nearest beachómost people benefit from professional instruction. If your children long to ride the waves, surf camps are the best way for them to start. Let your kids hang ten with expert coaches and new friends at a summer surf camp.

Why Go to Surf Camp?

Surfing well takes a lot of practice, and unless you live near an ocean or a lake, youíll have a hard time getting your kids to the water frequently enough for them to make consistent progress. Attending a surfing camp is a great way for them to dive headlong into their new hobby.

Hawaii and California are probably the two states most associated with surfing, and while there certainly are a lot of excellent programs there, you can find surf camps for kids all over the country. The West Coast, East Coast, and Gulf of Mexico attract surfers equally, and if you arenít in a coastal state, there are surf camps available near lakes and even at indoor surf parks.

Trained instructors will be there to help your children every step of the way. Theyíll tell them what to do, which waves to catch, how to improve their techniques, and of course, how to stay safe in the water. Equipment rentals are included with camp fees, so you wonít have to worry about investing in surf gear if your kids are trying the sport out for the first time. The counselors will help them pick the right equipment for their size and skill level.

Search for Summer Surf Camps

Use our camp directory to see a list of surf camp programs near you (or in another state if youíd like to give your family the chance to explore somewhere new). Learning to surf is an excellent opportunity for your kids to challenge themselves, get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and bond with other budding surfing fans in the process. The right camp will turn your boys and girls into big kahunas in no time.

Featured Camps

Camp Lohikan Residential coed summer camp

Lake Como, Pennsylvania

(908) 470-9317 Website
Greenwoods Camp for Boys Residential boys' summer camp

Decatur, Michigan

(888) 459-2492 Website
Camp Modin Coed residential camp

Belgrade Lakes, Maine

(800) 936-6346 Website
Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp Wilderness adventure programs for girls

Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon

(406) 570-6312 Website
Sea Turtle Camp Residential coed camp

Topsail Island, NC ~ Costa Rica ~ Hawaii ~ Fl Keys

(910) 686-4611 Website
Maui Surfer Girls Residential girls' summer camp

Maui's west shore, Hawaii

(808) 280-8165 Website
Les Elfes International Summer and Winter Camps Residential Coed Camp

Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Crans-Montana, Switzerland

41 (0)277753590 Website
WB Surf Camp Residential coed surfing camp

Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, NC; Costa Rica

(910) 256-7873 Website
SOAR, Inc. Residential Coed Summer Camp

North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

(828) 456-3435 Website
Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls Residential girls' summer camp

Decatur, Michigan

(888) 459-2492 Website
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