Summer camp is the birthplace of s'mores, sing-alongs, and adults who totally don't mind being called by their first names. Have supervised fun with this Groupon.
$65 for Three-Day Summer Skimboarding Camp ($135 Value)
Choose from the following camp dates:
- Tuesday, June 19, to Thursday, June 21
- Tuesday, June 26, to Thursday, June 28
- Tuesday, July 3, to Thursday, July 5
- Tuesday, July 31, to Thursday, August 2
Over the course of three days, aquatic enthusiasts aged 5 to 15 learn how to carve the shallow surf on skimboards, starting with basic techniques before moving on to more advanced maneuvers. Instructors also demonstrate the skills they teach, help campers fine-tune their approach with personal advice, and allow time for practice on the gently sloping beaches. When not honing skimboarding skills, instructors lead their campers in beach games and teach them about local birds and marine life. Campers also receive an official camp T-shirt. Camps run from 9 a.m. to noon.
Corey Mahoney began Alley-Oop more than a decade ago as a small summer camp focused on skimboarding instruction. Since then, he’s expanded to three schools in Delaware, Florida, and North Carolina, and leads adventure trips to other waters. A team of experienced instructors leads group lessons, clinics, and full or partial camps for aspiring skimboarders of all skill levels, teaching them how to execute basic and advanced maneuvers in shallow, choppy surf on wide-open beaches. They also coordinate beach games, teach students respect for the local environment, and divulge the location of trendy underwater oxygen bars during summer-camp sessions. Throughout all educational programs, they coach each student with individualized instruction and personal attention. School staffers keep each student properly equipped at a pro shop stocked with branded apparel, boards, traction pads, and other gear. When not leading classes, instructors take adventurers on weeklong guided vacations helmed by professional skimboarders, who regularly share travel tips and join the kids’ camaraderie.