Registration for All of PSCC’s Summer Camps 2017

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

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2016 Small Craft Summer Campers

Camper and coach in a double scull.

Camper and coach in a double scull.

This summer, get your butt in a boat with one, two, or all three of Petaluma Small Craft Center’s camps! Scroll down for online registration form.

ALL 2017 small craft summer camps are FULL: Small Craft Summer Camp (Ages 12-18. Three sessions, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28, 9 am-3 pm every day but Friday, when we end at noon. $250.)

With our multi-hull Small Craft Summer Camp, you can try kayaking, stand up paddling, rowing and Hawaiian outrigger canoeing. Your instructors are experts at their sports and will teach you balance, improve your strength, and help you have a blast on “Petaluma’s Longest Park”, the Petaluma River.

Introduction to Sailing Camp (Ages 11 and up. Two sessions, July 10-13, July 24-27, 1pm-4pm M-Th. $200.) 

The program is designed for those with little or no sailing experience or as a refresher course for those who haven’t sailed in awhile. Covered topics: basic boating safety, knots, rigging, and sailing theory. On-the-water skills such as boat handling, docking, sail trim, and capsize recovery will be taught in 8’ El Toro sailing dinghies and a 14′ Lido.

Introduction to Kayak Racing (Ages 11-17, one six-day session, meets daily, June 19-24, weekday paddling 4-6 pm, Saturday paddling 8:45-11 am. $200.) 

Young people develop coordination, strength and aerobic conditioning, confidence and mental focus while learning to paddle these fast, lightweight boats that we call the “dragsters” of small watercraft. Learn this Olympic sport and be one of the fastest solo-paddled boats on the river! For more information, visit the River Town Racers page.


Camps and Sessions


Adult Contacts: Parent or Mentor + Emergency


Camper Information




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?