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Surf Camp for Special Needs Kids

Surf Camp Registration will open at 8AM on May 14!

Every summer, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project hosts an incredible surf camp for kids with special needs at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. This program, which is completely free to all participants, is an opportunity for these youths to build their self-confidence as they learn a new skill and have fun! Participants receive one-on-one surf instruction at these camps which happen twice a month from May to September.  For many of the children, surfing is a dream they never thought possible for them. Realizing this dream can be life changing.

 
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2021 Surfing Madonna Surf Camp for Kids with Special Needs

NOW IN OCEANSIDE

We're excited to be entering into our 7th year of this SUPER FUN surf camp!


Due to the high demand, each child can enroll in 1 surf session per year. 

No surfing or swimming experience required

  • LOCATION: Oceanside Beach, South of the Pier Address: 301 The Strand

  • PARKING: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/finance/parking/parkmap.asp

  • TIMES: AM Session 9-10:20am or PM Session 10:35-12:00pm

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED? 1 hr 20 min of private surf lessons, wetsuit, snacks, drinks, and take home souvenirs!

  • COST: Complimentary, but we do require a $45 refundable deposit (please read cancellation policy below)

  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 4 to 17 years old - Siblings of the surfers are encouraged to cheer and be supportive, but may not register for the surf camp unless they, too, have special needs. We ask that parents be respectful of this policy as this camp is exclusively for kiddos with special needs.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REMINDERS: 

1. There is a $45 refundable deposit for each child. The deposit will be returned the week following the completion of the surf lesson, upon response to the post-surf camp email! 

No shows or cancellations within 4 days of the surf camp will forfeit their deposit. 


2. SIBLINGS of the surfers are encouraged to cheer and be supportive from the shoreline, but may not register for the surf camp unless they, too, have special needs. We ask that parents be respectful of this policy. If you would like your other children to have surf lessons on the same day as the Surf Camp, you may contact Surfin' Fire Surf School for an additional instructor. Discounts apply.


3. COVID-19 Disclaimer information - Please read carefully 

County health code restrictions will be observed, however as the tier of restrictions are possibly changing over time we want to make sure your child is safe to participate in the event. Instructors and students will not be wearing masks due to nature of the activity. If your child is too vulnerable to participate now, please come back at another time. 


For questions, please email mike@surfingmadonna.org

Surf Camp Registration will open at 8AM on May 14!

 

2021 Dates

Space Limited to 10 Students Per Session

1. June 26 - 

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

2. July 10 -

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

3. Session 3 Pre-sold out

4. July 24 - 

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

5. August 7 -

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

6. August 14 -

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

7. August 21 - 

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

8. August 28 -

AM Session Times: 9:00 - 10:20 AM

PM Session Times: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

 
 
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To date, we have surfed
with over 1,200 kids with special needs

One of our recent participants commented, “Catching the waves makes me feel happy and accomplished because I’m able to do something that is difficult for people to do.” He went on to say that he used to “hate the ocean, and now I LOVE it!”
Participants receive up to 2 hours of a one-on-one surf lessons from a professional surf instructor from Surfin’ Fire Surf School. Water, snacks and wetsuits are provided, and each child takes home an medal and certificate! This is a one-day camp that happens twice every month from May through September.
To date, we have surfed with over 1,200 kids with special needs from San Diego County. With your help, we will be able to create this incredible opportunity for many more.

 

Our Surf School Partners

Surf Instructors, surfboards and wetsuits provided by Surfin Fire Surf School

Location: Moonlight Beach, Encinitas


Description: Open to any child with special needs aged 4-17. No surfing or swimming skills required. Each child will receive 2 hours of free surf lessons, goodies, snacks, a medal, and a take home Surfing Diploma. 

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SURF CAMP FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

 
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Contact
Surfing Madonna

Get in touch with Surfing Madonna Oceans Project to learn more about our Arts Programming, Surf Camps, Ocean Preservation, and Challenge Events.

1106 2nd Street,
Suite 301
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 917-5291

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