We spent some time last weekend paddle boarding for memorial day! And I have to say this has become one of our favorite kinds of family days together. We pack snacks, bring picnic blankets and make a whole day of it. I love watching the kids learn to steer their boards and try to figure out which way the wind is blowing. Last time we went they hadn’t quite figured it out yet and a couple of the kids drifted off down the bay. 🙂 Matt and I had to hop on the same board to go rescue them!
This time they all felt more comfortable and we couldn’t believe that Canon (kiddo #4) got out there all by himself! The place we always go to is called Pirate Coast Paddle Company and we love it because of the location and the staff. The spot where this is located could not be better. The water is calm and the kids can’t really get lost. It’s away from huge boats and there is plenty of space to really get some good rowing in.
Oh, and I almost have started TRYING to find someone that works there who isn’t kind and I just cannot do it! Every single person we have interacted with there has gone above and beyond to make our visit amazing. From teaching the kids what to do, getting our whole crew set up, going over safety instructions, to even asking to help take a family pic with of all of us out on the water together!
You just cannot have a bad time there. It’s so relaxing and every time we leave the kids ask when the next time we can go back will be.
If you’re local in the Orange County area and have kids between the ages of 8-12 and are looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer Pirate Coast has a super cool camp for kiddos. It goes from 9:00am-12:30 and there’s nine different week long sessions you can choose from.
There’s a direct link HERE to learn more about the kids summer camps.
And here’s a little clip of some of the past few years at camp have looked like!
P.S. Did you know that baby powder gets sand off of kids? Even wet sand! Been the best thing we’ve learned about since moving here! 🙂 We keep a ton of it in the back of the car and dump in on the kids feet to clean them up. I use a towel to wipe it all off of them. #workslikeacharm