Stewart Park Summer Splash Program

Photo courtesy of our partner organization – Mariposa Foundation in the Dominicon Republic

Our 2-week Stewart Park Summer Splash program is designed for Ithaca area youth between the ages of 9 and 12 who come from underserved households.  The qualifying factors include needing financial assistance in their schools (qualified youth are eligible for financial assistance in the lunch program).  This program will incorporate adventurous fun through kayaking and paddle boarding. 

Our 2-week camp will run from  July 26-30 and August 2-6, 2019.  We will also incorporate fun games, art and photo contests, environmental lessons and exploration.  

Participants will not only learn how to enjoy Cayuga Lake through the fun of paddle sports, they will also engage with professionals to learn about the waterways of the region and how they can help protect the environments they play in. The Summer Splash Program will integrate lessons of sustainability and stewardship. Additionally, the Summer Splash Program is incorporating a self-empowerment theme throughout its entirety. One goal of the program is for participants to gain confidence through reflection.

Once the program wraps up, participants will receive a complimentary summer paddle-sports pass with Paddle-n-More to return to Stewart Park during designated times to kayak or paddleboard.

Camp Details

For ages: 9-12
Location: Stewart Park

Cost: Free

  • July 26-30
  • August 2-6

Participant can be nominated by a counselor or teacher and families are welcome to apply.


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