Recreation and Tourism Management

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Aquatic Center- Girl Scout Programs

The CSUN Aquatic Center works with Scouting programs across southern California in providing safe, educational, and fun on-water experiences. Our instructors are well versed in the Girl Scout boating and water safety curriculum and badge criteria. We offer a variety of programs from your scouts first boating experience, to help prepare for your technical canoe touring trip. We offer educational experiences such as- 

We offer the following Badge and Award programs

  • Paddling- Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board
  • Water
  • Public Speaking- Be an Outdoor Educator  
  • WOW! Wonders of Water
  • Outdoor Adventurer

To learn more about our programs click on the boxes below.

FIRST TIME PADDLING!

First Time Paddling! 

Objectives- Familiarize first-time Paddlers with general Boating and Water Safety and broadly introduce the sports of CANOEING, KAYAKING AND PADDLE BOADING
Course Length- 3 hours
AM Session (9:00-12:00) or (10:00-1:00)
PM Session 1:00-3:00
Ages- Scouts must be at least 7 years old
Group Size- All programs are treated as private Troop events. Troops can schedule events individually or as combined troops. There must be a minimum of 10 scouts and a maximum of 60 scouts. 
10-20 Scouts Cost- $20
20-60 Scout Cost- $15
*Adult leaders are welcome to participate

Description- Our CSUN Boating Instructors/Lifeguards will meet you on our private paddling beach with boats, paddle and life jackets ready to get used. Our Instructors will explain PFDs (personal floatation devices) focusing on how to choose, fit and wear, before practicing some strategies in the water. After that, our Instructors will introduce our paddle craft, paddles and some general strokes and self-rescue techniques according to Scouting Standards. After we will have the majority of our time to 'learn by doing' practicing these skills on our own, via fun games and activities.

This program is designed for young scouts (7 years and older) or scouts who have had little to no exposure to paddle sports. This day of acclimation and empowerment is a great, foundational first step before pursuing Merit Badge level skills. 

*Two Hour Kayak or Canoe only sessions are available upon request

Full Day - Badge or Award Programs

During these Full day (five hour) courses, we will focus in on Scout curriculum for each badge or award. The vast majority of these days will be spent outside, taking part in on-water, active, hands-on learning.  
Each badge/award program is custom tailored to the age and previous experience level of your scouts. Depending on the badge, or experience that the troop leader is interested in, additional days may be recommended to increase competency and confidence in these skills. 

Badge or Award Program

Objectives- Learn the skills and knowledge to receive a Scout Badge/Award 
Course Length- Single or Multi-Day Program
Each day runs 9:00-3:00 or 10:00-3:00
Ages- Scouts must be at least 7 years old
Group Size- All programs are treated as private Troop events. Troops can schedule events individually or as combined troops. There must be a minimum of 6 scouts and a maximum of 24 scouts.
Cost per Scout (or adult leader)- $45.00

Description- Between our Center Classrooms, beaches, docks and boating equipment our Boating Instructors/Lifeguards will teach all material according to Girl Scout cirriculum. Our engaging educators make learning active, and fun while being safe. The Badge/Award Programs we offer are the following: 

  • Paddling- Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board
  • Water
  • Public Speaking- Be an Outdoor Educator  
  • WOW! Wonders of Water
  • Outdoor Adventurer

Other Boating Experiences- Private Scouting Events

For sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or other water activity, our Center is more than happy to work with you to create the perfect private event. Please call us at 661-257-0571, or email to create your ideal program! 

Included in your fee

Included in your program is:
Vehicle Entry fees waived
A shaded picnic area and BBQ pits
Access to a private paddling beach 
Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Boating instructors
All necessary boating equipment (Lifejackets, paddles, etc)
*Transportation and food are not provided
**CSUN reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs due to inclement weather. 

 

EVERBODY BOATS!- Commitment to Inclusive Recreation

Our Center prides itself on the ability to help EVERYBODY BOAT! regardless of physical, mental, or developmental ability. Please share the needs of your troop with us so that we can collectively create the safest, most effective experience for ALL of your community.