Summertime Surf’s kids’ camps are the East Coast’s premier place for kids to get started and stay involved with the surf lifestyle!
- Weekly Camper
- Surfer Ages 4-6
New Jersey Keiki Surf Classes
Hawaiian culture gave the world surfing, and Summertime Surf School honors that heritage with Keiki Surf Camp, a program just for “the little ones.” Keiki Surf Camp teaches kids how to have fun and be safe in the ocean while learning to surf.
This program is not for kids who have a strong fear of the ocean or water. All participants need to be independent bathroom users. Sign up for one, two, or three days per week for the entire month of September.
- Camps start every Monday, June through August.
EVERY OTHER WEEK RUNS EITHER AM OR PM (NOT BOTH).
- AM session weeks run- 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
- PM session weeks run- 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
THIS PROGRAM SELLS OUT FAST.
We highly recommend registering as early as possible to ensure your preferred week, particularly if you are registering multiple campers.
- Due to the high rate of returning campers, many weeks of the summer sell out before camps start in June. We HIGHLY recommend registering AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to ensure your preferred week and location.
- We will not compromise our program quality by overselling or overcrowding our camps. Safety and small groups are the keys to successful experiences.
- There is a waiting list for sold out weeks, so if you do not have calendar flexibility, there is a chance you can get in if another family cancels.
- TIP: Campers who start at the beginning of summer have the whole season to practice new skills.
- For boys and girls ages 4 – 6
- Positive learning environment
- Separate group from Kids’ Surf Camp
- Original, renowned teaching methods and curriculum designed and taught by experienced preschool teachers
- Commitment to safety and fun!
Campers Will Learn & Show Improvement In:
- Recognizing lifeguards and safety officers
- How to signal for help
- Ocean swimming basics
- Surfing fundamentals
- Intro to riding waves tandem & independently
- Healthy surfer habits
- Exploring & identifying wildlife and ecosystems
- Gain confidence & independence
- Teamwork, friendship & aloha
The Summertime S.P.F. Mentality: Safety – Program – Fun!
- All aspects of programming are designed with safety as the main priority. Customized safety systems are unique to Summertime programs and situations
- 4:1 or more student to instructor ratio at our camps (1:1 in the water)
- Campers learn safety in and out of the water
- All Summertime staff members are Certified Lifesavers trained in CPR and First Aid and have experience working with the local lifeguards and first aid squads to further ensure the safety of our campers and staff.
- We do not provide lifejackets/PFDs and do not recommend this camp for kids who cannot tread water.
- A healthy surfer is a happy surfer! We are prepared for emergencies and have dealt with injury, both serious and minor, effectively in the past. A tent/canopy acts as our home-base, and campers find shelter from the sun regularly throughout the day. All of our equipment is inspected daily for potential hazards, and we use only new, beginner-friendly surfboards. There is a waiver that must be signed due to the inherent risks of surfing and other activities that our camp provides. That being said, we would like to assure you that we have carefully chosen a team of responsible adults to provide the best experience possible for you or your child. We realize that there will be bumps, breaks, bruises, cuts, scrapes, and possibly a few tears shed, but we will work with you and your child to make sure that their experience is one that they walk away from smiling.
All Keiki campers are expected to participate in the ocean. This camp is designed for kids who want to be in the ocean. This is not an appropriate program to help kids get over their fear of the ocean or the water. If your child is fearful of water activities, we recommend private lessons to help them overcome this fear. This should not be your child’s first time in the ocean!
All Keiki Campers Must:
- Be able to follow directions
- Be independent bathroom users
- Not have a strong fear of water or the ocean
- Have experience with swim lessons in a pool environment
- Keiki Campers do not need to be strong independent swimmers, but they must be able to keep themselves above water independently.