Canoeing is a water sport older than the tradition of camping and one that must be enjoyed by the young and old alike. We at Camp Andrew recommend that it should be experienced by all kids. Our canoeing camp programs have something to offer for everyone including the novice, the advanced paddler, and those in between. Ours is a creative and non-competitive program for kids and youth. Your child will thrive in a safe and caring community and will be challenged to explore his or her own skills and talents while learning about the wonders of God.
Our Canoeing Program
Kids will practice basic strokes and maneuvering skills in our protected and beautiful lake. They will learn about canoe terminology and lingo and how to safely venture from the shore, all under the supervision of our experienced and trained experts.
Children with intermediate paddling skills will practice in the stern, learning the ways of the water and manipulating to steer the boat in the right direction. Our advanced paddlers will master their skills and learn how to:
- Adapt to wind conditions
- Combine strokes
Our participants will also learn life skills such as taking responsibility for their actions and making the right decisions.
Benefits of Canoeing for Children
Our canoeing programs are perfect for children who enjoy being on the water. There are many ways our unique programs benefit the participants.
Friendship & Bonding
God put us all on this planet to be friends and help each other. Our canoeing sessions bring together children from different backgrounds. They learn to make friends as a result of spending fun time together. The regular interaction also helps build relationships as kids get to see each other more often.
Clarity of Thought & Happiness
Canoeing is a form of exercise and helps create a feeling of well-being. In learning canoeing, children learn new skills which creates a sense of accomplishment. We regularly notice that successful paddling sessions make kids feel validated.
This feeling boosts their self-esteem and encourages them to pursue greater challenges.
There are many more ways our canoeing programs help kids and youth.
- Paddling around on a calm lake creates a soothing sensation. It helps children feel de-stressed and relaxed.
- Improved coordination and flexibility
- Improved upper body strength
- A chance to meet like-minded children and make friends
- Improved body balance
All these activities take place while teaching the kids and youth about God and inculcate love for everyone. Our camp also focuses on developing disciples through the teaching of His Word. Every step they take and every new skill they learn is a step towards getting closer to God.
Camp Andrew is a place to learn and engage in a wide range of outdoor activities while learning about God and his grace. It is a place for kids and youth to gain exposure to the outdoors, bond with and make friends, and learn to walk on God’s path. If you are in Bristol, VA, feel free to get in touch with us at (336) 351-CAMP (2267) for more details on our programs.