Summer Camps & Youth Programs

PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.

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Campers relax by a Hawaiian outrigger canoe, day 2!

Campers relax by a Hawaiian outrigger canoe, day 2!


SUP, Petaluma?

SUP, Petaluma?







PSCC has three different summer camps, so pick the one that’s right for you! Note that we have several scholarships available for members of Boys and Girls Club and Mentor Me Mentees. Register here. 

Small Craft Summer Camp gives kids aged 12-18 time in rowing shells, on stand up paddle boards, in kayaks and in Hawaiian outrigger canoes. All instructors are experts in their sports and kids will become comfortable with all different kinds of small craft on the Petaluma River. Runs 9-3 M-Th, 9-12 on Friday. $250. Three one-week sessions. At North Bay Rowing Club at the south end of 2nd Street in Petaluma.

Introduction to Sailing Camp is open to kids age 11 on up. Adults can use it as a refresher course or a beginning sailing experience. We use 8′ El Toros, a 14′ Lido and a 14′ F-J. Runs M-Th, 11 am-2 pm. $200. Two four-day sessions. At public docks by Petaluma Yacht Club, C and 1st Streets, Petaluma.

Introduction to Kayak Racing is for kids 11-17, and a chance to try a thrilling Olympic sport right here in Petaluma. Training by experts and former campers.  $200 and runs for six days in a row, June 19-24. Weekday paddling is 4-6 pm, and Saturday’s paddle is from 8:45-11 am. At North Bay Rowing Club at south end of 2nd Street, Petaluma. Register here, or see the River Town Racers page for more information.


Intro To Kayak Racing graduation

PAYMENT: You will be taken to the PayPal page after you register. If you prefer to pay with a check, ignore the PayPal page, and send your check made out to PSCC to P.O. Box 56, Petaluma, CA 94953. Don’t delay. Payment reserves your camper’s place and these camps fill up quickly. 


Flock of Kayakers at Small Craft Summer Camp

Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?