Youth kayaking programs and rentals

Bringing your young family on your outdoor excursions is, of course, highly recommended and we do all that we can to accommodate everyone! Keeping this in mind, most of our sea kayaking equipment is adult sized and can be difficult for children to manage in any conditions by themselves. Our guided half day and full day tours are recommended for families with strong teenagers unless the families specifically organize a private tour with us. We do have a fleet of kids sit on tops for close-to-shore rentals with adult supervision as well as our youth programs. Below are some options to consider when paddling with your children and an outline of the Halfmoon Sea Kayak youth programs available through the summer and fall seasons. 

Self Guided Family Rentals

kids kayaking

Paddling with children

We have a cute little fleet of 6′ sit on top kayaks available for near-shore rentals in Summer weather. It is very easy to get children started and feeling confident with these stable, easy to handle kid’s playboats.

Afternoon Youth Camps

Mighty Mergansers (Children 5 to 10 yrs.)

Do you have kids who are pumped to paddle? We offer a series of evening programming throughout summer and fall for children interested in learning basic paddling skills and building confidence on the water through an engaging and playful approach.

Teen Leaders

Leaders In Training (13 – 17 years) Volunteer Program


Students looking for volunteer hours are encouraged to register with us for practical leadership experience with a highly supportive team. An interest in paddling, outdoor recreation, or working with children are strong assets for the program. However, teens looking to volunteer do not need to have previous paddling and teaching experience, just an enthusiasm to learn!

Children’s after school programs F.A.Q.