Small Craft Summer Camp

The Petaluma Small Craft Center leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river

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Small Craft Summer Camp

Does your child seem like the kind of person who wants to try everything? Small Craft Summer Camp is full of variety but is long enough to let kids gain a sense of mastery in each of the four types of boating (and boarding!) we offer: Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, rowing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.

Register online now. 

These run in June, July and August, and cost $250 per camper. We provide scholarships and work with Mentor Me Petaluma as well to open the river to all. Each morning campers row. Monday-Thursday afternoons, our partners instruct the kids in other types of human-powered craft: kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, Hawaiian outrigger canoes. By the end of the week, campers are familiar with all kinds of ways to recreate on the river and beyond.

Small Craft Summer Camps run 9 am-3 pm M-Th and end at 12 noon on Friday. The location is the North Bay Rowing Club, 625 2nd Street, Petaluma, at the far southeast corner of the Foundry Wharf parking lot. drop off is at 8:45 on Monday, 8:55 thereafter.

For more information contact Maggie Hohle (707)888-6960 or info@petalumasmallcraftcenter.org. 

We also have Introduction to Sailing Camp and Introduction to Sprint Kayak Racing Camp!

The goal of the Petaluma Small Craft Center (PSCC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to improve access to the river for those using human-powered small craft. Our first facilities goal is to build the Floathouse, a dock-based rental center for the public. Our ultimate goal is to build a community boathouse, where we can store boats, offer boat storage spaces for rent, launch and land, conduct lessons and bask in the camaraderie of the community of human-powered boaters on the Petaluma River, one of the best waterways for our sports on the West Coast. To that end, every summer we conduct camps for kids. Check it out!

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Who uses the River?

Wanderers… voters… birders… swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!)… cyclists… community leaders… water-contemplators… kids… picnickers… collegiate competitors… friends… mud-lovers… tide-observers… rowers… ecologists and biologists… canoeists… businesspeople… hikers… fishermen… homeowners… kayakers… environmental advocates… fitness enthusiasts… outdoor lovers… athletic coaches… photographers… and what about you?