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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.


SUPKids program

We run this programme every second weekend of the school term. It is a two-day overnight commitment, roughly 09:00 Saturday - 15:00 Sunday with two staff (male and female).

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.


How SUPKids 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 youth aged 5-19.

We offer more then just SUP lessons, SUPKids combines SUP with environmental education & water safety. We want to connect kids with nature & empower them to take care of our planet.


SUPKids Lessons:

Lesson One (Safe SUP):

This lesson is all about staying safe in the water, learning the basics of SUP,
recognising hazards & being able to help someone who gets in trouble.
• Safe SUP intro
• 10 SUPKids Rules
• Hazard Maps
• How to rescue someone with a rope
• SUP Basics


Lesson Two (SUP Adventures):

This lesson is all about going on adventures. You’ll learn about some amazing
explorers and how you can plan your own adventures without having to go
too far from home.
• Intro about SUP adventures
• Story of Thor Heyerdahl
• Ocean currents
• World Map - Where would you go ?
• Adventures in your own backyard - What is a micro adventure ?
• Planning your adventure


Lesson Three (Ocean Plastics):

This lesson is about keeping our oceans & waterways clean. You’ll learn why
plastics are causing so much trouble in our environment, and what we can do
to help.
• What’s up with plastics ?
• Lifecycle of a plastic water bottle
• And what are micro plastics ?
• Great Pacific Garbage Patch
• How can we help & Parley A.I.R. challenge
• Plastic food chains


Lesson Four (Healthy SUPKids):

This lesson is about being a healthy SUPKid. You’ll learn how to stay fit for
your SUP adventures, what kind of food you should be eating, and the little
things you can do to stay relaxed & happy.
• Fitness for SUP (circuit training class)
• Why nutrition is important
• Yoga
• What makes SUPPY stoked ? Aloha spirit
• Blue Mind - Connecting with the oceans


Lesson Five (Ambassador for the Planet):

This lesson will help you become an ambassador for the planet. You’ll learn
what’s happening in your local area and around the world, and you’ll choose
which cause you want to support and what you can do to make a difference !
• Global environmental issues
• Local environmental issues
• Blue Carbon & Starboard’s Mangrove planting
• How to run a clean up of your local waterway
• How to become an ambassador for the planet


And beyond...

Just because the 'official' SUPKids lessons stop at five, doesn't mean the learning, mastery and discoveries stop too. Social Nature Movement always take participants as far as they can go, not as far as we think they should go. So, if they have a passion project, an environmental inkling or simply love it so much, SNM are the ones to help that insatiable mind!



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