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Why are the Summertime “Green shirts” Green?

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Proactivity vs. Reactivity When you think of first responders like firemen and lifeguards, what color comes to mind?   gaurd Red is the color most associated with danger and emergencies.   Despite efforts to prevent incidents from occurring, most professionals are there…

FAQ: Renting Equipment

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 Frequently Asked Questions: Why We Don’t Rent Equipment After many years experience trying different methods of renting equipment, the owners of SUMMERTIME Surf and Paddle School have concluded that renting equipment is not aligned with our core values.  Our mission is to provide experiences that are safe and fun not only for our participants, but…

CAMP FAQ: Choosing Half Day vs. Full Day

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Frequently Asked Questions: KID’S SURF CAMPS  Half Day vs. Full Day DISCLAIMER:  We designed the camps to run for a full day because we love surfing and the ocean so much that we want to spend the whole day doing what we love.   FULL DAY IS BEST FOR: Not-so-young campers (ages 8-16) Small children need…

CAMP FAQ: Multiple Weeks of Camp

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Frequently Asked Questions: KID’S SURF & S.U.P. CAMPS  How many weeks should I sign up for? WHAT TO EXPECT FROM 1, 2, 3 or MORE WEEKS: 1 week of surf camp provides the basic understanding of surf & ocean safety For focused campers, or returning campers (from previous years) it is enough to instill the basics…

CAMP FAQ: how much structure at camp?

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Frequently Asked Questions: KID’S SURF & S.U.P. CAMPS  How much structure is at the camp? While we recognize (and embrace) the fact that campers are on summer vacation from school, we have found the most success when the campers and counselors are working together to achieve goals throughout the structure of the day.  In short, these…

S.U.P. CAMP FAQ: the importance of attending all 3 days

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Frequently Asked Questions: KID’S S.U.P. CAMPS  The importance of attending all 3 days SUMMERTIME S.U.P. Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of paddling in 3 days. While one 3-day session might not be enough for every camper to paddle completely on their own, it’s the best way to start. Highly focused students learn enough in…

SURF CAMP FAQ: the importance of attending a full week

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Frequently Asked Questions: KID’S SURF CAMPS The importance of attending a full week Through the years, SUMMERTIME SURF SCHOOLS have strived to provide the best environment for teaching and learning, especially at our Kid’s Surf Camps. With experience and perspective on how kids learn best, our core surfers have created an original curriculum that keeps…