Youth Pucon Kayak Camp

For more information call or email David Hughes: or 98 99 2766.

Youth Kayak Camp in Pucon

Age:  13 to 16

You will learn to do a boat to boat rescue in the lake. Kayaking is both fun and safe.


Skill Level:  Beginner, anyone can learn to kayak and no experience required.

Dates:  January 5 to January 15

Arrive to Base:  January 5 between 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Depart:  January 15; 10 am

Cost:  $600,000 CLP + spending money

***Family Day Option:  60,000/adult;  35,000/child.  Includes water craft, lunch and banquet asado dinner.

Asado Dinner Only:  8:00 pm; 10,000/adult and 5,000/child.

Deposit is 150,000 CLP.  Email to reserve.

Dinners and games will be played at the Pucon Kayak Hostel quincho. It's a beautfiul Rio Trancura riverside base.

What is whitewater kayaking and will you like it?  Kayaking is a mode of transportation across waterways.  The cool part is that they are capsizable and you can roll back upright making a kayak the versatile water craft on the planet.

  • Do you like swimming in beautiful lagunas or jumping of cliffs into water?  If yes, then you’ll love kayaking.
  • Do you enjoy things like water slides and exploring?  Kayakers are explorers.  Like snowboarders they’re always working on a new trick or seeking a new line.
  • Are you ready to get out of the Santiago heat?  Pucón in the heart of the lake district is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and rivers.  There is no better way to cool off than to learn to kayak.
Learning safety lessons teach good decision making and are great team building activities.

Is kayaking safe?  Did you know kayaking is one of the safest extreme sports?  It’s safer than soccer, biking, snowboarding, and skate boarding.  If you enjoy the water then we’ll take you to safe rivers to learn how to read and run rapids.

What will you learn?

  • Eskimo roll
  • Wet exit
  • Boat to boat rescues
  • How to read rapids
  • Safety procedures via team building
  • How to run rapids.  Now.  That’s cool.

What will you need?  Bring summer clothes and swimming gear.  If you have river sandals or surf style booties then bring those.  We’ll send you a pack list if you decide to join the adventure.

Chile is one of the world's best destinations for kayaking with a variety of rivers and lakes.

Kids Camp Itinerary:

Day 1              5/1:  4:00 to 6:00 pm Arrive to Pucon Kayak Hostel.  Check in and introductions.  Dinner and room assignments.

Day 2            6/1:  Out fit your kayak.  Visit Lago Caburgua for roll sessions and stroke practice.  Exploration hike on Rio Turbio.

Day 3            7/1:  Roll practice + Kayak and Standup Paddle Board from Lago Villarrica into Rio Tolten.

Day 4            8/1:  Roll Practice at Lago Caburgua.   Upper Rio Maichin.

Did you know Pucon is surrounded by three beautiful volcanoes and also lakes, rivers and lagunas?

Day 5            9/1:  Roll Practice at Lago Caburgua.  Kayak Rio Liucura.

Day 6            10/1:  Roll practice at Lago Caburgua.  Kayak Rio Tolten.

Day 7            11/1:  Road trip kayak Lower Lower Rio Fuy.

Day 8            12/1:  Roll Practice at Lago Caburgua.   Family Day Paddle Rio Tolten.

***Friends and Family are invited to paddle beautiful Rio Tolten with six views of Volcan Villarrica.  We’ll bring duckies, Standup Paddle Boards and kayaks to try on this class I-II stretch of river.

Finale Asade at Pucon Kayak Hostel…  8:00 pm

The Family Day Trip will include Standup Paddle Boarding and Funyaks. It's like training wheels for a surf board... anyone can do it.

Day 9            13/1:  Breakfast.  Say good byes and end of camp.

***Pickup kids at 10:00 am.

“How do I make a reservation?”

You can make your reservation by emailing  David will send you a deposit request via paypal.  You will pay your balance upon arrival.

“What about the Family Day Trip?”

Minimum age:  6

We will arrange lunches, rafts, funyaks, kayaks and Standup Paddle boards for this special family event.  After a day on the water we’ll celebrate the camp with a dinner asado.

Email today to make your family reservation.

For more information call or email David Hughes: or 98 99 2766.