Whether your child has never picked up a paddle, or is already a paddling veteran, there's something for everyone in Rutabaga's summer programs. Paddling is a great way for youth to develop self-confidence and independence, gain awareness and a love of nature, as well as a sense of accomplishment that comes from meeting a new challenge. Rutabaga Youth Programs teaches canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddling to youth entering 3rd-8th grades. We also offer a Junior Leader Development Program for teens entering 9th-12th grade. In this volunteer program teens gain valuable leadership skills and improve their paddling ability while making a positive impact on youth!