Pure Stoke Surf Camp

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Pure Stoke Surf Camp
Kids Program

The goal of our program is to recognize and provide support to what we believe is an often overlooked group of cancer victims: adolescent and teenage children whose family members are going through the cancer fight.

Although children who are living with family members fighting cancer and who are old enough to understand the consequences of their parent’s plight are generally overlooked by the medical cancer support community. These young secondary victims are usually not able to attend office visits and therefore do not feel part of the team. They can have a sense of helplessness as they see the pain and suffering of their parent going through the cancer battle. They are also witness to the emotional strain of the other parent who is trying to support their sick spouse.

Through other cancer resource centers, youth group support programs have been developed, but are largely unsuccessful due to lack of attendance. To those involved, it became very clear that most kids do not want to sit in a room at the resource center talking about their feelings.

Stoked to Surf

The Pure Stoke Youth Program provides a safe, fun environment, utilizing the healing energy of the beach and ocean in which these young victims can find an outlet to help them deal with the stress of a family member with cancer. Our program involves a day at the beach with other children who are facing similar situations. The day includes surf lessons and all equipment, ocean and marine biology education as well as“fun” beach activities in setting of a non-intimidating environment staffed by supportive instructors and counselors. Repeat sessions are encouraged and last year we had many students build lifelong friendships through the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All camp details will be sent by email (after your applicaiton is accepted).
  • Each camp session is limited to 10 participants.
  • The program will provide participants with wetsuits and gear the day before their lesson.
  • We typically meet at Sea Crest Hotel in Pismo Beach at 9 am with yoga warm up and brief instruction.
  • Lunch is provided as well as a hot tub for warming up!

Upcoming Dates

Sessions are regularly scheduled on the third Saturday of every month beginning in March 2017 and will run March through October.  Special 3 day camps in summer can be arranged as well.

Tentative dates for 2017:

  • March 18, 2017
  • April 15, 2017
  • May 20, 2017
  • June 17, 2017
  • July 15, 2017
  • August 19, 2017
  • September 16, 2017
  • October 21, 2017

How to Apply

If you would like your child to particiapte in this program, you may send in an application by clicking here (or the link located above).

Coming Soon

Free swim clinics for kids of all ages.  If you would like more information on these clinics please contact us!

Contact Us

Click Here if you have any questions, or would like to speak with a representative of the Pure Stoke Surf Camp.