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KIDS KITEBOARDING CAMPS

Our Summer Fun Kids Camp is a great way for kids to learn the sport in a social environment. The gear is  easy to use and the kids feel success right away. The three-day Kiteboarding day-camps include kiteflying skills, some theory, some safety talks. Kids work together in small groups 3-4 kids to 1 instructor. These youth power camps enrich the lives of the students and promote healthy active lifestyles. Kids receive a certificate on completion at the end of their three-day course.

This is our twelfth year of Summer Kids Camps and they are a great success. We are Maui's Original Kids Kiteboarding Camp and have specialized in promoting kids kiteboarding for over eleven years. Kids come back several times a summer and sometimes several summers in a row. We also have advanced classes for the slightly older kids that have progressed beyond the beginners program.

Located at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului at Kitebeach, we are blessed with reliable trade winds, and warm water. Our summer Kids Kite camps start at 10:00am each day when the winds are calmer, and to get the young ones going.  The students set up the gear and carry it to the sweetspot, the ideal part of the beach for learning to fly the kites.  Each day we break for a snack and do some beach exercises, fun theory, & safety talks.

 

No experience is necessary. If kids have a little experience, a lot or no experience at all, our program will work for them. Some of our kids will be working on the fundamentals, while others will be doing some more advanced techniques. Just let us know where they are at and we can get them going.

The course is primarily for children, from 9 to 16 years of age. Camps are usually a mixture of local school kids and some summer visitors too.  Many of the local kids are from families and are second generation kiters. Our visitor's children are often a mix of newbies and some from families that have been visiting the islands for years. This is a great opportunity for local kids to mix in with some new kids and see some new faces.

KITEBOARDING KIDS CAMPS

Are you between 9 & 16 years old?
Do you like to have fun in the ocean?
Have you ever wanted to fly across the water?

If so, then join us for our
3 day KIDS KITEBOARD CAMPS
at Kalama Beach Park.

Weekly through June, July & August
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday


10:00am - 1:30pm for beginners and intermediates (equipment included)

3-day Camp: $295 plus tax

Call to reserve a spot or form your own group.

Enroll Now:  (808) 280-7060

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What to Bring: To help keep our prices down. We recommend that Kids bring their own booties. Their lycra rashguard shirt is supplied. Please ensure your child has some good waterproof sunscreen, and a hat. Sunglasses are optional but if you have them they should also have a leash. Surf shorts and booties are also available for purchase at the store.
*All participants must be able to swim in deep water (over their heads), and be comfortable in the water. *Kids must be physically fit for the activity. *Please let us know if your child has any special needs we should be aware of.

KIDS KITEBOARDING CAMPS

Our Kids Kiteboarding Camps, run Mon-Tue-Wed, each week in Summer (June, July, August).

Kids from 9- 16 years can participate in the Camps.

Times: 10-1:30 each Day.

Location: Kanaha Beach Park, western end (Kite beach).

Kids are special, and they are fast learners. We have lots of experience teaching kite flying to young children. We have special Clinics, and activities, and mixed family sessions. Our instructors have specialty training to prepare them for our kids program. For Kids 9 years old and up: Our "Teaching Kiteboarding to Kids" Course is recognized by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization). and is taught is selected schools by specially trained Kiteboarding instructors. Kids lessons are shorter than adult lessons, usually lasting between one and two hours. Siblings, friends and families can learn together as a fun group activity. Kids are very impressionable, and forming a positive first experience, is vital in shaping their attitudes to the wind and water for the rest of their lives. The first day is one of the most important in a kids Kiteboarding career. Many newcomers will decide on this day whether this is the right sport for them or not. Much depends on the experiences that kids will have in the first few hours or even minutes. At Action Sports Maui we know how important your kids first day is, and we do our very best to give kids a safe, fun and empowering experience.

LESSON ONE: Kite Skills. We start with the trainer kite on land to teach kids the steering reflexes that are so important to successful kite-flying. The trainer kite is smaller than the full size kite kids will be using in the next steps. The trainer kite allows kids to experiment with the wind and get the feel for the kite. During this process kids will also learn about wind direction, flying in the wind window, using power-zones. Bigger kids will be using the harness and using the other safety systems.

LESSON TWO: Water Skills. We move onto the larger inflatable kite. The inflatable kites are what we use in the water because they float and are able to be relaunched. Kids will discover how to handle the kite and use kite power to return to the beach and to provide locomotion. We show the correct way to set up the equipment and how to use the various safety systems. All students will wear a life jacket and harness. Then moving from the land to the water kids will learn how to launch the kite safely. The instructor takes them on a tandem run in the water. The instructor flies the kite first, demonstrating the techniques. Students then learn to fly the kite on the water without the board.  This is called body dragging. Kids will fly away from shore, and surf a downwind course and return to the beach and self-exit. Next kids learn to steer the kite "single-handed" while using the harness. (must be confident in water)

LESSON THREE: Board Skills. Kids will learn how to launch with the board, and how to recover the board in deep water. Kids will learn board handling skills, and the Theory of the waterstart. The waterstart combines the board skills with the kite-flying skills. As kids gain experience using the board and kite together kids will begin to pop up on the board and start to ride a short distance. (strong swimmers only).

Teaching Kids Lesson Program: The Teaching Kiteboarding to Kids Program developed by our team has now been adopted by the IKO International Kiteboarding Organization for use by kiteboarding instructors worldwide. There is now a specialty training program for kiteboarding instructors to study in order to become qualified to teach kids. Our instructors teaching the kids programs have completed the specialty training course. Kiteboard Specialty training courses are part of our commitment to ongoing instructor training, and commitment to quality instruction.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Call us to get on the list. Each participant must have a parent or guardian sign for them.

Volunteers: Parents are welcome to watch, but please do not interact unless you are volunteering to help. Parents who wish to volunteer can talk to the Head coach, and ask how they can help.

Special Needs: If your child has special needs please let us know. Kids should bring any medication they need. If your child is too sick to participate, please call ahead to let us know, they should probably stay at home.

Camp Costs: are $295 for three days.

Bookings: Please call our office at 808-280-7060

 

 

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