Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Rinse yourself off with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $96 for a five-day kid’s beach camp for one child (a $195 value)
- $175 for a five-day kid’s beach camp for two children (a $360 value)
CPR-certified instructors indulge kids ages 8–12 in beach activities such as surfing, sandcastle building, and soccer. Kids build social skills while staying safe under the careful watch of the staff. Camps begin Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at New Buffalo City Beach. All equipment is provided, along with water and healthy snacks. Kids need only bring a small pack of beach essentials, such as sunscreen, a towel, a hat, and sunglasses along with a change of clothes including a warm sweatshirt or jacket.
- $35 for a standup paddleboard lesson for one person (a $75 value)
- $65 for a standup paddleboard lesson for two people (a $140 value)
During standup paddleboard lessons, instructors show students the ins and outs of navigating calm waters. Atop their surfboard-like vessels, students glide across the water with a paddle, experiencing a moderate core workout.
- $15 for a standup paddleboard rental for one person (a $35 value)
- $29 for a standup paddleboard rental for two people (a $70 value)
Third Coast Surf Shop
For their willingness to brave the winter waters of Lake Michigan, the hosts of NBC’s Today Show called the crew at Third Coast Surf Shop a “philosophical group of hardy souls.” The surfers have accepted their lot in life with cheer, working with what they have by pioneering the art of lake surfing. They’ve also shown up on the CBS's The Early Show, National Public Radio, and Newsweek in their effort to expose Midwesterners to surfing and paddleboarding and expound upon the advantages of the Great Lakes as a surfing venue. Along the sweeping shorelines, six quadrillion gallons of fresh water rise up in wind-generated waves, which are more manageable for beginners than the larger swells in the ocean and less likely to contain depressing submarines tangled in plastic bags. When not fitting patrons with paddleboards, the team of instructors leads camps, where young surfers find their sea legs, construct sand castles, and play soccer while building social skills.: