Ages 5 and 6 only • 2-1 student to instructor ratios • Boys & Girls
Learning to surf at a young age is crucial for building confidence, building ocean skills and life skills. We are now offering Summer 2024 programs for 5 and 6 year olds! Come shred with us at Grom Camp this summer. This program is during our mini camp hours through-out the summer. Students sign up for 1 camp day at a time and can add daily camps with their availability. Boys and girls ages 5-6 are welcome for 1.5 hours each camp class. We cap this camp with 6-8 children with all equipment included. Grom Camp has 2 to 1 student to instructor ratios for extra safety reinforcement! To operate, waves must be small with semi good to very good surfing conditions. We cancel with rough surf out of abundance of caution with safety always coming first. We will issue a make up on the first Saturday if we cancel. During Grom Camp, we will be staying in very shallow water no deeper than waist deep catching waves after they break closer to the beach. *STUDENTS MUST be able to swim in order to join grom camp. They do not need to be strong swimmers. We will be staying very shallow so they just need to be able to thread water. We will go over all surfing basics and safety before starting camp. After a couple days they should have a good understanding of the sport, a good understanding of the ocean and will be ready for our main 3.5 hours M-F surf camp next summer. Please bring water, warm clothes, towel, sunblock, sandals and bathing suit. Parents are more than welcome to stay but please keep your distance.
Rates: $110 per class
Tu, July 9 Low 4:28 PM GROM CAMP: 5PM-6:30PM
W, July 10 Low 5:09 PM GROM CAMP: 5PM-6:30PM
M, July 15 Low 8:44 AM GROM CAMP: 8AM-9:30AM
Tu, July 16 Low 9:39 AM GROM CAMP: 8AM-9:30AM
W, July 24 Low 4:29 PM GROM CAMP: 5PM-6:30PM
Th, July 25 Low 5:22 PM GROM CAMP: 5PM-6:30PM
W, August 7 Low 4:02 PM GROM CAMP: 5PM-6:30PM
Th, August 8 Low 4:39 PM GROM CAMP: 5PM-6:30PM
Grom Camp Refunds – If you need to cancel prior to 4 weeks of your week beginning, we can issue a full refund with no cancellation fees. Within 4 weeks of your week beginning and at least 3 days notice, we can put you on the waitlist for future grom camp dates, if space becomes available for your makeup. Please note that Grom Camp does sometimes sell out for certain dates, so makeup dates are not always available and can be limited. Our registration system shows live availability if we sell out and we will add you to a list of dates for makeups that become available. Within 4 weeks notice for cancellation if you are not available for a make up, we can issue a refund with a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel with at least 2 weeks notice, we can issue a 50% refund. Cancellations 3 days before your camp begins, we do not issue refunds or make ups.
Scheduling – Students sign up for daily camps and can add camps based on their availability. Even though this is a new program, please note that grom camp can sell out for certain weeks with being such a small camp, so makeup dates are not always available and can be limited. We post on our website as soon as weeks sell out and will add you to a list of dates for makeups that become available. We do not issue refunds for days missed that were reserved prior to grom camp starting without proper notice. All students should complete their enrolled camp days before the summer is over to avoid losing the days completely. No make up camp days can be carried over into the new year.
Substitutions – We do allow substitutions prior to your student starting their camp and we do ask for at least 24 hours notice for any substitution with new name and email. Any payment arrangements must be handled outside of Summa Love processing, we will only substitute the student and do not issue a refund. But please keep in mind the limited age range for grom camp.
Communication- When signing your student up, please make sure your email is included and accurate. We send out a weekly email with important information 48 hours before the week of camp begins. We also use email to alert for weather events, time changes, and additional important information. Please check your email regularly and always before heading to camp.
Poor Weather – We will make the final call the morning of camp. If we cancel or delay camp, we will email everyone reserved and also post on the website on the bottom left of summalove.com with at least 2 hours notice. If we cancel camp, we issue a designated make up camp on Saturday. *If you can not make the designated make up date, you will lose the day completely. No make ups will be permitted outside of the designated make up camp date. If thunderstorms hit 1/2 way through the surf camp, we evacuate the beach immediately and wait until the storm passes to resume surfing or we cancel completely and extend camp the next day for additional surfing time. Make ups will not be issued for thunderstorms/ weather related issues outside of our offered makeup or extended camp.
NOTE – WE OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE! Some of the best surfing conditions happen when it is raining. If rain is in the area with scattered showers and overcast skies, we will most likely be surfing with surf camp OPEN. We have plenty of wetsuits to keep the kids warm. If rain is heavy/drenching, it’s cold out and very windy with rough seas and the forecast calls for the whole day to be like that, we most likely will cancel. Year to year we only cancel surf camp due to poor weather 0-2 times the whole season! Just because rain is in the forecast does not mean we will cancel surf camp or lessons. If your student misses camp due to the weather and camp is ON, your student will not be given a makeup. Please send Summa Love and email with any absences.
Rip Tides – The ocean may also be too rough to run grom camp with strong rip tides. To operate, waves must be small with semi good to very good surfing conditions. We cancel with rough surf out of abundance of caution with safety always coming first. We will issue a make up on the first Saturday if we cancel. If the ocean semi rough and we do not cancel, we may take the students out 1 at a time and rotate for 1 to 1 ratios with 2 students per 1 instructor.