The Inside Peak – The Kids Are All Right

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Safari is visited by a wide range of people of all sizes.

The most enjoyable times for me are when the surf school is buzzing with lots of kids. The atmosphere then is bustling with energy, activity, laughter, and joy, I mean it’s like that all the time, but with kids around…….well you know what I mean. Safari Surf offers lessons and kids camps for the munchkins. We offer full and half day camps that include surf lessons, beach games, arts & crafts, pool activities, lunch, etc. Ages range from 5-15 with the emphasis on structuring by age groups. Our instructors are fantastic with kids and jump at the opportunity to work a “kid’s camp”. I recently joined a wild and crazy group from Charleston, South Carolina.

WYLLY, RODGERS, CAMILLE, CAMERON, ZOE (in front)

I LOVE THIS JOB!

PL: How did you find out about Safari Surf School and Costa Rica?

WYLLY: We had our Spring Break this week. My parents knew someone who had been

here and recommended it. We came in two families; we all go to the same school.

 

PL: Hey Zoe how old are you?

ZOE: I’m 5, the youngest. My name is spelled Z-O-E with 2 dots over the E.

 

PL: Holy smokes I don’t think my computer has a key for the 2 dots. Is that important?

ZOE: YES! If they aren’t there then you will say my name wrong!

 

PL: OK! I will do my best to find the 2 dots (I can’t find them). So did you have fun?
ZOE: We are having a blast! We don’t want to leave.

 

PL: What did you guys do this week?

CAMERON: We surfed, a lot! We also went snorkeling, went on a scavenger hunt on the beach, played in the pool, ate pizza, and drew stuff.

 

PL: Your mom said you would probably grow up and move here and be a surfer girl.

CAMERON: She said that?! That’s cool!

SURFER GIRLS CAMERON AND CAMILLE

PL: Was surfing hard for you?

RODGERS: Naw it was easy and fun! The boards here float you good!

 

Pl: What was the biggest wave you caught?

RODGERS: As big as an aircraft carrier!

 

PL: WOW, that big?

RODGERS: Yup, ask Wylly.

RODGERS THINKIN’ BIG

 

  PL: Hey Camille, do you have any top memories of your vacation

  CAMILLE: This was my best Spring Break ever! I am definitely coming back.

I made even better friends with Cameron here.

BFF’S – CAMILLE & CAMERON

PL: Who’s your favorite instructor?

ALL: ALONSO*HELBERTH*KEVIN!!!!!!!

“TA DA!” – ZOE WITH STYLE

PING PONG!   SNORKELING!  PIZZA!

CAMIILE       CAMERON     ZOE

MITTY WITH DAUGHTERS AND LUIS

 

Safari has also hosted some older kids over the years: Phil Guilfoyle, Professor of Art at Virginia Wesleyan College brought his group down for his the “Art of Surfing” course and they earned full college credit for their participation in this innovative program!

PROFESSOR PHIL GUILFOYLES ‘ART OF SURFING’ CLASS

Jason Roderick, Director of Counseling Services at Providence Country Day School in Rhode Island has brought down his Juniors and Seniors groups for four years running.

MORE ALUMNI!

  LINSDAY IN OCT 2013 *       LINDSAY LAST WEEK – MOST IMPROVED!

SURF TERM OF THE WEEK: PEARLING

“To nose dive, having too much weight at the front of the board causing the nose to go under, resulting in a wipeout”

A TEXT BOOK “PEARL DIVE” **** STRAIGHT TO DAVEY JONES LOCKER!

Pura vida,

Peter