Third Coast Surf Shop is proud to offer exciting Beach Camps for Kids! Our Kids' week-long Beach Camps are available for kids ages 8-12, providing a unique opportunity to spend quality active time at the beach. Emphasizing safety and fun, our CPR certified instructors indulge the kids in various beach activities ranging from surfing, to sand castle building, to soccer! Our low instructor to student ratio ensures that each child gets the hands on attention that they need while building social skills with other kids their age. The ultimate goal of the Beach Camps is to provide a safe and attentive environment where the kids can actively enjoy themselves at the beach.

How does it work?

Reservations must be made in advance! You can ORDER ONLINE or call us at 269-932-4575 to reserve.

Our 5-Day Camps begin at 9:00 ET on Monday morning, when parents drop their kids off to awaiting Third Coast Surf Shop instructors at New Buffalo City Beach or Jean Klock Beach (St. Joseph/Benton Harbor). We provide all necessary equipment, so all the kids need is a small bag or backpack with a few beach essentials (see below). The next three hours are spent in an organized, productive way as the kids involve themselves in various beach activities under the supervision of the instructors. Healthy snacks and water are provided by us, as the kids will be spending plenty of energy! Parents pick their kids up at 12:00 noon ET, before dropping them off the next morning for more fun in the sun! Where are they held?

We offer our Camps in both towns that we have stores in: New Buffalo and St. Joseph. Our New Buffalo Camp is held at New Buffalo City Beach and our St. Joseph Camp is held at Jean Klock Beach in Benton Harbor (just across the river). Both beaches are safe, easy to access, and incredibly beautiful!

CLICK HERE for directions to New Buffalo City Beach. CLICK HERE for directions to Jean Klock Beach.

When are they held?

The following dates are available for our 2018 Kids' Camp season:

New Buffalo - weekly from June 25 to August 3, 2018
St. Joseph - weekly from June 25 to August 3, 2018

How much is it?

The more kids you bring - be it siblings, friends, etc. - the less it is! Each 5-Day Camp is $195 for the first child and $165 for each additional.

Kids' Beach Camp Details

  • Ages 8-12 (exceptions can be made)
  • 5-day camp on weekday mornings
  • 9:00 am - 12 noon ET (Michigan time) at New Buffalo City Beach or Jean Klock Beach
  • Low Instructor/Student Ratio
  • Various activities include surfing, skimboarding, sandboarding, beach soccer, kite flying, swimming, and more
  • Emphasizing safety and fun
  • Snacks and drinks provided
  • All instructors are experienced and CPR certified

What to Bring to the Beach Camps

Kids should bring a small backpack with what you would normally have when spending time at the beach; sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, a change of clothes (including a warm sweatshirt or jacket), and a hat

Reschedule/Refund Policy

We will gladly reschedule your camp for the current or following season, but there are NO REFUNDS on camps, classes, lessons, or rentals.