An Amazing Summer Experience!

We are Black Hall Outfitters, located in beautiful Old Lyme, Connecticut. We are located directly on the Great Island National Wildlife Sanctuary, Connecticut’s TOP paddling destination! Our Camp program introduces kids to kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding with a focus on fun, learning, and safety, getting them OFF their devices, and ON the water! Treat your child to a week they will never forget. Explore the natural wonders, meeting new friends, and learning from our trained staff on our calm, protected waters.

Every Day is an Adventure!

The BHO Kid’s Paddle Camp is full of fun, exploration, and excitement packed into a five-day camping experience. Kids will learn proper paddle etiquette. In addition, kids will have fun with paddle races, beach challenges, swimming, marine science education, and more. The daily schedule will be subject to weather, wind, and tide conditions. At the end of the camp, kids will be an equipped paddler with the skills and confidence needed to continue paddling all summer long.

Paddle Camp will include exploring new destinations around the Great Island Wildlife sanctuary and learn about conservation and ecology. Campers will learn necessary/intermediate skills and master SUP, kayaking, and tandem paddling techniques with partners. They will explore our vast estuary system, discover the natural wonders of the pristine waterways, and explore our private islands and beaches.

Paddling Life-Guards will teach kids how to navigate protected waters free from the busy boat and hazardous open water environments. They will be out on the water, being active and fit, making new friends, and disconnecting from their device and experiencing active, real-life adventures.

Camp Information

Please bring a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, change of clothing, lunch in a backpack, and water shoes (Aqua Socks/Teva). Black Hall Outfitters will provide life jackets, safety whistles, and on-duty water staff. Water refills are available throughout the week for campers that bring their water bottles. Pricing can be pro-rated if you are NOT able to participate in the full week – Call for pricing.

Morning Session
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Ages: 8 – 11 years
  • Cost: $250
  • Capacity: 24
Afternoon Session
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Ages: 12 – 14 years
  • Cost: $250
  • Capacity: 24
Camp Dates
  • Week 1: 6/19 – 6/23
  • Week 2: 6/26 – 6/30
  • Week 3: 7/3 – 7/7
  • Week 4: 7/10 – 7/14
  • Week 5: 7/17 – 7/21
  • Week 6: 7/24 – 7/28
  • Week 7: 7/31 – 8/4
  • Week 8: 8/7 – 8/11