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We believe that when kids fall in love with an outdoor sport, they fall in love with the outdoors. And kids who love their planet become ambassadors for taking care of it.

The program

The SUPKids program is designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education.

We know what it’s like to fall in love with being in the ocean. And we know that, with a passion for SUP comes a responsibility to take care of our environment. Our vision is to create experiences for our SUPKids that will enhance their appreciation, respect & understanding for sustainable living.

Our program is run in an inclusive, non-competitive environment with a real focus on building self-esteem. We use games, drills & SUP activities to ensure that our SUPKids walk away with vital water safety skills that will stay with them for life. We’ve taken environmental education out of the classroom, to the great outdoors, where we think it belongs.

 

Our story

The SUPKids story starts in 2014, in Far North Queensland, Australia where we ran our very first program. We worked alongside the Royal Flying Doctor Service to deliver a SUPKids programs to an indigenous community just north of Cairns.

One program turned into two, then three … then a tour of Cape York, delivering vital water safety & environmental education to the very most remote communities, testing our inflatable SUP’s (and four wheel driving skills) to the very limit!

In 2015 we travelled to Thailand to hang out with the Starboard team and give them an opportunity to experience SUPKids for themselves. We realised our intentions were aligned; to enable kids to learn to SUP in a safe manner, whilst exploring their environment and becoming ambassadors for their planet.

Since that awesome trip, we’ve been training SUP coaches how to teach our program and setting up SUPKids Schools around the world.

How it works

Our SUPKids Schools teach our programs in the ocean, on lakes, in rivers and in safe waterways in all sorts of awesome locations. The program has been developed for kids age 5-12, and can be delivered in three ways; As a 5 day camp (during school holidays), as a 5 week program (on the weekends or after school) or as a one day activity.

Our SUPKids Schools

All SUPKids Schools have been trained by the SUPKids team. Programs will be taught by qualified SUP coaches with lifesaving & first aid qualifications. We’re super picky when it comes to setting up new schools, so you can sure your kids are taught by the very best!

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SUPKids Packs

Every SUPKid will receive a SUPKids pack when they take part in one of our programs.

We’ve collaborated with some rad companies to create our eco packs. They’ll get an awesome backpack made from recycled sails, a stainless steel water bottle, our epic SUPKids workbook & a bunch of SUPKids stickers.

Cool huh !



Giving back

Here at SUPKids we’re committed to giving back – to the environment and to the communities we work with. We’re passionate about delivering programs to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to do so. A % of every SUPKids School license fee goes towards our Giving Back programs – taking SUPKids to communities who need it most.

We’re also partnered with the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar who plant a mangrove tree for every SUPKid who takes our program.

We think the best way to protect our planet and have a positive impact is to team up with people who care as much as we do. SUPKids is partnered with some incredible NGO’s, non-profits & B Corps – all doing amazing work in the world.

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Giving back

Here at SUPKids we’re committed to giving back – to the environment and to the communities we work with.

We’re passionate about delivering programs to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to do so. A % of every SUPKids Delivery Centre’s license fee goes towards our Giving Back programs – taking SUPKids to communities who need it most.

We’re also partnered with the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar who plant a mangrove tree for every SUPKid who takes our program.

We think the best way to protect our planet and have a positive impact is to team up with people who care as much as we do. SUPKids is partnered with some incredible NGO’s, non-profits & B Corps – all doing amazing work in the world.

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Get involved

To find the nearest SUPKids School to you (or if you just wanna say hello !) fill in the form below or ping us an email.

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