Nature School: Summer Camp for Kids - Outdoor Portofino


Difficulty: Beginner   What's my level?
Beginner: I have no experience or I've tried this sport a few times in easy conditions / Non ho nessuna esperienza o ho provato questo sport un paio di volte in condizioni facili.
Intermediate: I practice this sport regularly and I'm comfortable practicing it autonomously / Pratico questo sport regolarmente e sono a mio agio a praticarlo in autonomia
Expert: I'm a "pro" / Sono un "pro"
Lenght: 5 giorni Language: Ita - Eng
Departure Time: 10:00 Location: Portofino Max: 20
€ 190

Sports, nature and fun are the foundations of our summer camp! The best occasion to have fun while discovering the sea, the beauty of staying outdoors and in contact with nature. During the week of summer camp kids will be involved in kayak and paddle board lessons and excursions, snorkeling and marine biology, environmental education activities, orienteering and much more!


  • Sea and Nature summer school for kids inside the marine protected area of Portofino
  • Fun, sport and environmental education activities: we pass on love and respect for nature
  • Give the opportunity to your kids to experience an entire week as real sea-men
  • Every week, from mid-June to mid-September, half or full day activities
  • Junior Ranger Badge and Certificate will be handed to the kids at the end of the week
  • Outdoor Portofino's T-shirt is included in the registration!

During the week of Nature School, kids will live a unique and unforgettable experience, discovering how a nautical base works, taking care of their own equipment, and studying the maps of the excursions and the history of the visited locations.
Thanks to our educational and recreational activities, kids will learn kayaking and how to manage a sup, get knowledge identifying fish and marine plants, respect the sea and all its inhabitants, as well as all the surrounding environment. An entire week dedicated to sport and to outdoor activities. Game is chosen as the approach to the educational technique for all the activities. Every sport is structured in such way to offer a theoretical part preparatory to the practice. Environmental education is the leitmotif connecting the various activities: kayak, SUP, snorkeling, orienteering.
Kids will learn nautical lexicon and will attend knots lessons, they will learn how to recognize winds and their origin. Not only water sports though! During the week, kids will be introduced to orienteering activities learning how to read a map and who to use a compass.

minimum 4 – maximum 20 participants

  • Membership card
  • Snacks
  • Junior ranger badge and certificate
  • T-shirt
  • Equipment
  • Medical certificate
  • Water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Sea shoes
  • Sneakers/trekking shoes
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen
  • Hat
  • Beach towel
  • K-way
  • Lunch (for kids who book the entire day activity)

The Nature School takes place at Outdoor Portofino’s base in Niasca (Paraggi); all the activities will be developed in the Marine Protected Area and Park of Portofino. The richness and the density of marine and plant species, of geological structures, history and tradition existence are interesting starting points for the marine biology and environmental education lessons. Paraggi bay, forbidden to any kind of boat traffic, is ideal to learn in complete safety and take confidence with the sea and the underwater environment.

Activities will be held every day, Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Subscriptions may be for five days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or only in the morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or only in the afternoons (2 to 5 p.m.).
Kids welcome is available every morning from 9 a.m.

How to reach us The meeting point is at our sports center in Niasca, in the Bay of Paraggi. Once in Santa Margherita L. continue towards Portofino until the bay of Paraggi. Passed the inlet of the bay, after 200m on the left you will find a sandy beach where Outdoor Portofino is located. This area has very limited parking areas, especially during summertime. In Paraggi there is a paid parking lot, but we suggest to reach our office by alternative means (bus, boat, bicycle) or walking from Portofino (about 10 minutes) or S. Margherita L. (about 40 minutes). Here are some suggestions on how to reach us: By train The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2 h 30 min), from Genoa (45 min), from Pisa (2 h). You may then continue walking, by bus, boat or taxi. By bicycle You can easily rent a bike - normal and electric bike - in our new outdoor sports center in Santa Margherita Ligure. Rental of bicycles - and other equipment - is by reservation, find out how to book your equipment! By bus With the n. 82 line from the train stations of Santa Margherita Ligure or from Rapallo. Walking From Portofino (approx. 10 min.); from Santa Margherita Ligure (approx. 30-40 min.); from Camogli, through the trails of the park of Portofino. By boat There are two lines serving the promontory of Portofino. From Santa Margherita Ligure you can reach Portofino with the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio. From Genoa, Recco or Camogli, instead, the boat service Golfo Paradiso, embraces the route to San Fruttuoso, from where you can then take the ferries of the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio to Portofino.
 Call Center: +39 3343290804
€ 190

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