Leave the city behind and join us on the river for Resilience Summer Adventures! This Youth Paddling program for ages 8-10 focuses on learning stand-up paddleboarding and/or kayaking skills and discovering the estuary through hands-on activities. A certified Guide and trained assistants, experienced in working with youth, will provide instruction. The program will begin in protected embayments on the Hoboken side of the Hudson River with stunning views of Manhattan as the backdrop. As students’ paddling skills improve, the Guides will lead the group out on the river to complete a mini-expedition.
Each day of the program, whether half-day or full-day model, will include cooperative games, environmental education activities and hands-on, age appropriate, S.T.E.A.M. projects lead by an environmental education expert. These inquiry-based, service-learning projects focus on conservation of the Hudson River Estuary and may include catch and release exploration with nets, juvenile oyster monitoring, and climate change focused art projects.
We believe that challenge builds resilience and experience builds understanding. Resilience provides fun, cooperative, and challenging on-water adventures that help build personal resilience, compassion for others and a greater understanding of the Hudson River ecosystem.
All Resilience programs follow the American Canoe Association “Paddle Safe/Paddle Smart” youth curriculum and industry standards for risk management. Staff tests the water quality regularly to ensure it is safe for recreation. The “challenge by choice” model will be used to ensure comfort while allowing students to participate at their own level and develop skills at their own speed. No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to participate in outdoor adventures on the water and along the shore in our waterfront parks. Join in on the fun!
Resilience Summer Adventures
1301 Sinatra Dr.
Hoboken, NJ 07030