Rye Beach Shop

2281 Ocean Blvd.

Rye NH 03870

603-319-8207

Open 10am-6pm

Sandpiper Cafe

2281 Ocean Blvd.

Rye NH 03870

603-319-8207

Open 7am-6pm

Portsmouth Shop

15 Vaughn Mall

Portsmouth NH 03801

603-373-8147

Open 10am-6pm

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2019 Kids' Camp Dates

Camps will be held Monday - Friday at the following times

9:30-11:30 AM

12:00-2:00 PM

KIDS CAMP

The most fun they'll have all summer! Kids’ Surf Camp in Rye, NH

 

Summer Sessions is the absolute best place in New Hampshire for kids to learn to surf. Kids’ Surf Camp is the perfect way for new surfers to learn and progress in the sport alongside their friends. The camp is designed to introduce kids (age 6-16) to surfing in a safe and fun environment. No experience necessary and all equipment is included!

Our instructors will work with your child to help get them accustomed to the mechanics and timing of the waves as well as teach them the skills to enjoy riding them. And they will have a tun of fun as well. If they have never surfed before, this is their chance to learn! If they have surfed before, our camps help refine their techniques and develop a foundation for more advanced maneuvers. Summer Sessions Kids Surf Camp is helf in Rye, New Hampshire, at Sawyers Beach, just south of Jenness State Beach and only 3 Miles North of Hampton, NH.

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Kids’ Surf Camp offers

  • Five days of Surf Camp (Monday-Friday)

  • Professional instruction from a staff with more than 40 years of surf experience

  • Brand new boards and wetsuits 

  • Maximum student to instructor ratio of 4:1

  • Convenient location on Rye Beach next to the Beach Club on Sawyers Beach (100 yards south of Jenness State Beach)

  • The opportunity to meet new people and learn to surf in a fun and comfortable environment

  • All camp participants will receive a hat and t-shirt

 

Our Surf Classes will emphasize

  • Development of balance and strength

  • Safety and etiquette

  • Knowledge and respect for the ocean

  • Judging and catching waves

  • Paddling, standing up, turning, and riding down the line


Spaces are limited, so sign-up now to reserve your spot!


**Coaches are CPR Certified with First Aid Equipment on hand

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Cancellations Policy:  We have a 30-Day cancellation policy. If you email or call us to cancel a booking 30-days before the start of your camp, there will be a $50 cancellation fee. Unfortunately, if you are within this 30-Day window, we will be unable to refund the camp fees. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Camp Q & A

What Time Is Camp? 

Morning camp starts at  9:30-11:30am

Afternoon starts at  12:00-2:00pm

Where is Camp? 

The camp meets at Sawyers Beach, not at the store. Sawyers Beach is 1/8 of a mile South of the store, directly across from Eel Pond.  It will be easy to find since our big blue Summer Sessions bus will be parked there all morning and afternoon.

What Equipment is needed?

We bring all surfboards and wetsuits to the beach for all campers, so there is no need to check in at the store beforehand, unless you have a specific question. If campers have their own surf equipment, boards or wetsuits, they are encouraged to bring them. We encourage them to be learning on their own gear, but we will also bring enough equipment for all campers.

 

What to Bring?

Campers only need to bring a typical beach bag; a swim suit, towel and sun block (and maybe a sweatshirt if the weather is rainy). We provide Snack-bars, Gatorade and all surf equipment to the beach, but should your child have any allergies, please provide a snack for them to bring to camp.

Where is Parking ?

Sawyers Beach is Rye Beach Town Sticker permit parking only.  It is DROP OFF AND PICK UP ONLY at Sawyers Beach. We hold camp there because it is the least crowded of Rye’s beaches and it is the safest place for the campers to surf.

When dropping off or parking, please do not double park,  do not park in front of the pond and do not temportarily park illegally with your hazards on. You will be ticketed, and the town has been strictly enforcing the parking rules this season. 

 

Where can I park to stay at Camp if I dont have a Rye Town Sticker?

  • You can find Free parking along Ocean Blvd. (please obey road parking signs, shoulder lanes and driveways)

  • You can find Paid parking at the metered parking lots at Jenness State Beach

  • You can find Paid Beach parking located behind Summer Sessions Surf Shop (this is beach parking, not our parking)

It can get very busy at the beach during summer, so make sure you have enough time to drop off and park if you’re coming to stay for the day. We LOVE having parents stay and watch the camp, but please, please obey all parking rules.

What happens when there is Bad Weather?

Camp is on rain or shine!  Even if there is rain, we are getting wet anyways, so camp will go on. The only time we cancel camp is if there is thunder and lightning, and in that case we will email or call all families to let them know camp is cancelled. If a storm starts while we are at camp, then all campers will be walked back to the Surf Shop for pick-up.

Where do we pick up Kids' Camp Tees and Water Bottles?

On Friday after camp, you can come to the Surf Shop Rental station to pick up your Kids Camp t-shirt and bottle.

If you have any further questions, feel free to send us an email or give us a call at the shop.

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My daughter Lucy had a fantastic lesson last week and this week she is totally grooving on the surf camp! The instructors are enthusiastic, informative and attentive. Its great to hear all the hootin ' and hollerin in the waves! Rock on Summer Sessions she will be a regular for sure

- Heather C.

You guys are amazing! Wonderful instructors. The kids had a blast at Surf Camp. I really dig that the instructors were so good with the kids. They paid a lot of attention, were super supportive and really made the kids feel so special. We will be back!

- Heather R.

My girls LOVED kids surf camp! The instructors were friendly, fun, and helpful.  I was very impressed with the instructor's professionalism and expertise. They do a  great job breaking down the steps and providing feedback. On the last day of camp the first thing they asked me was "can we do it again next year?!" 

- Yuki C.

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SURF AND SOCCER NIGHT

"Come down and enjoy our version of Surf and Turf!"

Ages 6 - 16

Bring the kids down to the beach Tuesday nights for a group surf lesson/session followed by some friendly beach soccer in conjunction with the head coach of the Portsmouth High School soccer team. No experience necessary and all surf equipment is included!

It is a great opportunity to get in the water in the evening and then have a run on the beach to and work on that touch you've been saying you've always had.

It’s going to be 2 hours of training, coaching, and fun you won’t want to miss!

Each package consists of 5 Tuesday night sessions.

Session 1 runs from June 25th until July 23rd.

Session 2 runs from July 30th until August 27th.

Tuesdays

5:00pm - 7:00pm

​$255 per session

 

Each session package is 5 consecutive Tuesdays

Includes 1 hour surf lesson including wetsuit and board followed by 1 hour of beach soccer.

Call to Learn More 603-319-8207

 

Team Bios

Coach Martens

Eric Martens, our soccer coach extraordinaire, was a stand-out player @ Keene State, before devoting himself to coaching at teaching. Coach Martens, a social studies teacher at Barrington Middle, is also the head coach at Portsmouth High School where he led them to their first winning season in Division 1. Coach Martens has worked with players as young as three all the way up to players playing at the collegiate level during his tenure at Seacoast Untied and his personal training camp. What skills he lacks in surfing, he more makes up for in player and coaching experience!  Good New’s, He’ll be learning to surf with all the players attending . . . . It’s Gonna Be FUNNNNNN!!!

The Staff at Summer Sessions have been coaching & teaching for more 17 seasons on the seacoast.  We pride ourselves on our surf programming, and we guarantee we’ll have you up and riding your first day!   Surfing is an amazing sport and experience, and the perfect compliment all soccer players.  It is low impact on joints and muscles, but emphasizes balance, flexibilty and strength! 

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