The Summer Camps

March 7, 2016




  • Builds surfing and ocean safety skills purposefully and effectively

  • Teaches a well-rounded understanding of surfing & ocean safety

  • Uses cumulative skill building – starting on Monday and concluding on Friday

  • Each day of camp has a new theme and goals for campers to reach

The most important day is Monday – this is where ocean fundamentals and important safety are explained at length

  • Aloha Fridays are when we tie all the lessons together in review and show how the lessons all work together to make well-rounded, safe ocean goers



Our commitment to the stoke of young ocean lovers can be seen in the way we improve our curriculum every year. Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals in one week. While one week might not be enough for every camper to be completely confident on their own, it’s the best way to start. Highly focused students learn enough in one week to effectively and safely practice their new skills on their own for the rest of the season.  (with lifeguard supervision)


How many weeks should I sign up for?


  • 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 for independent practice

  • 2 weeks of surf camp allow for a huge boost in camper’s confidence. As campers repeat the program, they are more comfortable in the unique camp setting and skills begin to rapidly improve.

  • 3 weeks of surf camp is really a treat for a camper

During the 3rd week, campers feel “at home” at camp. Most 3rd week campers have naturally developed relationships with their counselors and are celebrated for their dedication.


Camp Basics

  • For Girls & Boys ages 5-17: Boys participate separately with Explore Corps and only in Monterey. All camps are divided into age groups, interest and ability.

  • Locations in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Orange and San Diego Counties

  • Camps Monday-Friday - All summer long!

  • Half Day

  • Positive learning environment

  • Learn the fundamentals in small groups

  • Original teaching methods & curriculum

  • Commitment to safety and fun!

  • Boogie boarding, body surfing, all ocean fun!



  • All aspects of our program are designed with safety the priority.

  • We maintain a 4:1 student to instructor ratio at our camps

  • Staff members are fingerprinted and are Certified Lifesavers trained in CPR and First Aid, and undergo yearly ocean rescue training.

We are prepared for emergencies and have dealt with injury, both serious and minor, effectively in the past as well as allergies. A tent 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 ocean activities that our camp provides. 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.


Is The Wahine Project and Explore Corps Exclusively a Surf Camp?


We are much more than a “Surf Camp”. Not all campers want to surf. We want to foster a love for the ocean and overall we want kids to be safe in their ocean experiences. Some participants attend with an intention to surf for the first time or become better surfers. We meet them right where they are to assist them in becoming proficient at every level. Other participants will be drawn to boogie boarding or just playing in the sea. Each day they will be grouped in the sport or activity they are drawn to. Life lessons will be drawn on their experience in the ocean for that day. We will have a variety of equipment at the beach for many possibilities of ocean exchange!


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