This is a new addition to our Summer Programs! This program combines skill development and environmental education with a week full of enough adventure for high schoolers. First and foremost, participants will learn how to be safe on the water. They will play games on land and on water that help them become masters of their boats, then further develop their skills on different waterways throughout the week. Teens will leave with self -confidence and lasting memories.
Program hours are scheduled each weekday from 9:00a.m.–1:00p.m.Teens may be dropped off no earlier than8:45a.m.
We primarily focus on kayak skills and environmental awareness throughout our programs. We utilize experiential activities to teach skills, not only because they are fun, but also engage learners in many different ways (visual, kinesthetic, auditory, etc.) which helps develop strong skills.
- Kayak Safety
- Kayak Skills
- Environmental Education
There is a packet of forms required for Kayak Kids Summer programs. It can be found on our website. Please make sure they are completed and returned to the Kayak Center, or mail them to:
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation, Attn: Rachel Iversen 100 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA 01854.
Lowell is surrounded by a variety of scenic waterways and flat-water destinations. Each destination we visit provides an opportunity to learn about a different ecosystem and to fine tune specific kayak skills. We will utilize each location to maximize exploration, learning, and fun.
- Merrimack River Lowell, MA
- Nashua River Pepperell, MA
- Squannacook River Groton, MA
- Concord River Billerica, MA
- Field & Stearns Pond North Andover, MA