Love for the outdoors for children often comes hand in hand with taking up a sport at a young. And we know that, with a passion for water sports and the ocean comes passion for taking care of the environment.
This summer holiday here at CIWW, we are introducing kids to the ocean in what we hope is the start of a lifelong friendship.
Our SUPKids program is run in an inclusive, non-competitive environment with a real focus on building self-esteem. We use games, drills & SUP activities to ensure that our SUPKids walk away with vital water safety skills that will stay with them for life.
We’ve taken environmental education out of the classroom, to the great outdoors - where we think it belongs!
SUPKids was first conceived as a program back in 2014, when we teamed up with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to educate an indigenous community just north of Cairns, Australia about water safety and the environment.
Designed to introduce children to SUP, water safety and the concept of looking after the planet, the program creates a series of experiences which breaks down sustainable living in an approachable way which can enhance kids’ appreciation, respect and understanding of environmental matters.
SUPKids courses are only currently available at handful of locations across the UK, and CIWW is one of the early adopters of this programme.
The SUPKids program is suitable from kids aged between 8 and 12 years, and no previous SUP experience is required to take part.
We run weekly courses throughout the six weeks of the school summer holidays, Monday – Friday. The program consists of five lessons covering topics such as SUP Safety, SUP Adventures, Ocean Plastic, Healthy SUP Kids and Ambassador for the planet. The lessons run from 10am – 12 noon, and cost £110 per child.
All kids who attend the program will also receive an amazing SUPKids workbook & SUPKids stickers.