Paddle Camp


Imagine yourself playing in waves and currents of the Lower American River skillfully making your way through the assortment of play areas. Stop imagining. Come join us for Paddle Camp. Spend a week learning to kayak and canoe on the Lower American River,Olympic Rowing on Lake Natoma, whitewater rafting on the Upper American River, and biking around Lake Natoma.

Due to COVID-19, all 2020 Aquatic Center camps are cancelled.

We regret to inform all our summer camp families that we will not be able to hold our traditional Summer Camp programming, as you know them.  All campers who already register will receive a full refund. The Aquatic Center staff is looking into alternative youth programming that will be complaint with the CDC and Sacramento County.  Respecting the 6 foot social distancing and the safety of our families and clients.  Please check back for more information and guidelines for boat rentals and small group lessons and future youth programming.​

people paddling in kayaks on the water

Camp Details

Camp Fee: $425 per week.
Ages: 12-17
Offered Weeks: 2, 4, 6 and 8

2021 Session Dates

Section Days Time Start Date End Date
Paddle Camp Week #2 Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM June 14 June 18
Paddle Camp Week #4 Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM June 28 July 2
Paddle Camp Week #6 Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM July 19 July 23
Paddle Camp Week #8 Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM August 2 August 6

Important Notice

If you are registering for summer camp online, please download and print this camper packet. Your camper will need this for Monday morning check-in, and without it your camper will not be eligible to participate in activities. You can either mail the completed packet to the Sac State Aquatic Center, or bring it with you on the first day of camp.

If you are attending weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 you can join us for the Thursday night camp out!

Special notes

  • It is recommended that parents drop off their children at the Aquatic Center at 8:00 AM. (Camp instruction begins at 8:30 AM) Camp instruction ends at 3:30 PM. Pick up time is between 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM.
  • Child must provide their own lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.
  • Children are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times! (Provided by the Aquatic Center)
  • Campers receive a free T-shirt! 
  • Please join us for Parents Night on the Thursday afternoon the week your camper attends.
  • Ask you instructor about our Friday Theme Days!

Register Online Here