Sea Kayaking and Outdoors Skills Excursions for Kids in Bar Harbor, Maine

Sea Kayaking and Outdoors Skills Excursions for Kids in Bar Harbor, Maine

Sea Kayaking and Outdoors Skills Excursions for Kids in Bar Harbor, MaineSea Kayaking and Outdoors Skills Excursions for Kids in Bar Harbor, MaineSea Kayaking and Outdoors Skills Excursions for Kids in Bar Harbor, Maine
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It's Much more than a kayaking tour. You'll learn skills!

Kayaking Skills

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  • Basic paddle strokes 
  • Wet kayak exits 
  • Rescuing a capsized kayaker
  • Rescuing yourself after capsizing
  • Towing a disabled kayaker

By the end of the day each child should feel comfortable in a kayak.

Navigation Skills

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  • Kayak exploration 
  • Compass use 
  • Nautical charts 
  • Aids to navigation
  • Tide tables

By the end of the day each child should know how to navigate from island to island, on their own, using a chart and compass.

Fire & Cooking Skills

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Each child cooks their own provided lunch.

  • Knife safety
  • Fire safety
  • Cut wood into small pieces
  • Start a fire in a tiny wood stove
  • Cook lunch on that stove
  • Eat the lunch you cooked
  • Clean your dishes
  • Roast marshmallows

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Dates and Times

June 22 - Sep 7, 2020

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM every day

Your child is welcome to come once, or multiple times.

$99 per child.  Lunch and snacks are included.

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Ages 10-15

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Where we kayak

During good weather we are likely to paddle in Frenchman's Bay.  Other waters surrounding Mount Desert Island are also possible.  If sea conditions warrant it, we may go to a pond instead.

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Drop-off and Pick-up

Times:

Drop children off at 8:00 AM

Pick children up  at 6:00 PM


Location:

The location will be in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The exact location may vary depending on weather   conditions.


Transportation:

If you don't have transportation, then we may be able to pick up and drop off your child.  Contact us.

Risk Management

Boy cut himself while cutting wood, to make a fire, to cook his own food.

Risks cannot be completely eliminated in kayaking, anymore than they can be eliminated in driving.

We take these steps in order to minimize, and mitigate risks:

We keep the group small. No more than 6 children.

EVERYONE wears a lifejacket while kayaking.

The instructor is a Registered Maine Guide.

The instructor is a Wilderness First Responder.

He carries a hypothermia kit, in case someone gets cold.

He has a current criminal history record check.

Maine Wilderness Voyagers is fully insured.

In bad weather we will cancel if necessary, and refund you 100%.

If it's too windy in the sea, we'll go to a pond.

If it's too windy for even a pond, then we will cancel.

If we cancel due to weather, we will  refund you 100%.