2011 brings a whole new Aloha vibe to the Kanoa surf camps and the Freedom Riders family! We wanted to share new summer items & special offers with you !
Kanoa Surf Camps are led by Kip Jerger, and experienced ocean lifeguard and founder/owner and Gilad Lewandovski, a lifelong surfer, teacher, snowboarding instructor and outdoor enthusiast.
We are so happy to announce that our amazing camp directors from last year, Charlie Beck, Henry Peacor, and their rockin’ instructors are back for another amazing summer!
Hannah, Ralph, Mike & Danny? Yes kids, These amazing instructors are back on board (literally!) and they cannot wait to take the kids on a new surfing and beach adventures.
We’re also proud to introduce you to some of the new instructors who have come up through our Junior Instructors program. They are so eager to share their passion with the 2011 new groms.
The Beach program – click here
Our Beach & Surf program just keeps getting better & better! We’ve developed more teaching techniques to further ensure the kids’ safety, to encourage learning, and to challenge each surfer-camper on her or his own level while gaining confidence and competence. We will never push your kids beyond their limits, but we do encourage them to try something new and improve while having a great time.
From years of experience, we’ve seen the small gaps in experience among the young kids vanishes within days as we provide the opportunity to all the kids to develop of skills in safe ocean swimming, boogie boarding, and surfing. Our goal is to impart a lifelong love of the ocean with confidence within each child’s abilities and comfort zone.
When a camper asks to be challenged at his own level, the crew and camp director will come up with a strategy together to work with that child to advance safely.
We take pride in the bond and trust that develops between our campers and trained instructors. Our teaching style is also informed by the Reggio-Emilia educational & philosophy.
Lunch & Snacks
Venice/ Santa Monica & Manhattan Beach locations:
You can purchase a healthy lunch for only $7, which will include a fresh sandwich, a drink and a cookie. J
We will get the lunches from well-known local spots (such as Zelda sandwiches in Venice Beach ) with a special attention for the kids health & nutrition.
We encourage the parents to send water, healthy food, and snacks with your kids.
Keep in mind that the beach is super sandy and pack the snacks accordingly. We recommend you pack snacks and food in small containers inside lunchboxes to keep out the sand. We will have some supplemental water but be sure to pack your child’s favorite drink and water.
Pack all of your child’s belongings into a small backpack, like they kind they use for school.
Please note that we do not permit energy drinks of any kind!
The Seagulls factor is a well-known around experience campers … with no big explanation – please send the kids with a zipped backpacks.
We take sun protection very seriously! We will apply and reapply sunblock on each child at every opportunity, including: morning, snack break, lunch & more !
From our years in the sun, we are really pleased with Waterman’s sunscreen and are collaborating with them to provide it to our campers through our Surf Camps directors.
Watermans sunscreen is a cosmetic grade, non-slip, zero-migration, long lasting protecting sunblock and will not run in the surfer eyes which is a big bummer when you’re in the water and sand all day! It’s so good, that’s you need sandpaper to remove it (joking, but it is really good).
We will be offering Waterman’s sunscreen to our campers directly at $ 20 + tax for a 3.4 oz. bottle. Ask the camp directors for it.
You are welcome to provide your own favorite sunblock – though be sure that it is at least spf 30 and waterproof. Don’t forget the nose, eyelids, ears, backs of hands, tops of feet and all the usual spots!
I personally believe that life is a great learning experience. I learn a lot of skills and develop awareness and learn life lessons from my passions.
I do not believe in hanging out theories when you can show by doing. I love helping people of all ages develop new passion through self-expression!
Our learning experiences are what build our character and a sense of communal responsibility. This is why I do what I do – in the ocean in the summer and on the mountains in the winter!
Ability creates Responsibility
Passion creates Compassion
Confidence creates Competence
Director of Kanoa Surf Camp & The Freedom Riders programs.