Youth Programs

Kids Stand Up Paddling
beginner Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Paddling Sampler
beginner Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Kayak Series
beginner Youth entering grades 3-5
Mysteries of the Marsh: A Paddling Nature Camp
beginner Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Adventure
beginner Youth entering grades 3-5
Kids Camp Explorer
beginner Youth entering grades 3-5
Teen Stand Up Paddling
beginner Youth entering grades 6-8
Teen Paddling Sampler
beginner Youth entering grades 6-8
Teen Kayak Series
beginner Youth entering grades 6-8
Teen Camp Explorer
beginner Youth entering grades 6-8
Kayak Adventures
intermediate Youth entering grades 6-8


Get set to get wet and have a blast! Whether your child has never picked up a paddle, or is already a paddling veteran there's something for everyone in Rutabaga's summer programs. Paddling is a great way for youths to develop self-confidence and independence, awareness and love of nature, and a sense of accomplishment that comes from meeting a new challenge. Taking full advantage of Madison's beautiful waterways, our experienced Outdoor Educators lead canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard camps with an emphasis on water safety, natural conservation and fun, geared towards kids ages 8-13. For teens 14-17 years old, check out our Junior Leader Program! We can also create custom programs including birthdays, scout troops, private lessons etc. upon request. With offerings for all skill levels, we have a paddling experience for you!

Use our interactive calendar to find a day and time that work for you.