Surf Camp Lesson Plans

Once the campers are checked in at the store, we’ll head down to the beach and spend 10 minutes playing intro games, getting to know each other, and warming up.

Afterwards, the first Ground School will begin. Campers will practice fundamental skills of surfing on land, including paddling, popping up, and how to stand on the board. Before entering the water, instructors will discuss Ocean Safety and Surf Etiquette to ensure the safety of the campers.

Once these lessons are over, campers will head into the water to catch some waves with the instructors for 45 minutes during the first surf session of the day. Everyday California has a 1:3 instructor to student ratio to ensure every camper has a fun, yet safe time in the water. We’ll start out in the shallow area and gradually head farther out to catch some waves, depending on every student’s comfort and skill level. We practice Challenge by Choice; instructors respect each student's choice regarding their level of participation in the lesson.

After the first Surf Session, we’ll take a 15 minute break before beginning a 20 minute educational lesson about the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, including the  geography,  history,  local marine life,  local legends and more.

Next, campers and their instructors will head back into the water for an hour long surf session, before the end of camp.