Project Surf Camp
The Morro Bay Recreation and Parks Department is very proud to partner with Project Surf Camp. The Department is dedicated to providing quality recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of individuals of all ages and abilities, and this partnership allows the Department to fulfill that mission, as well as, meet the goals and objectives of Project Surf Camp.
About Project Surf Camp (PSC)
Project Surf Camp is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational, nonprofit organization designed specifically for individuals with special needs. While great strides have been made in recent years to increase access to goods and services for special needs individuals, opportunities for leisure or recreational activities are often still difficult to access. Sometimes it is forgotten, especially living on the coast, that not everyone has experienced the ocean. One group in particular that has been deprived of such a privilege is those persons with disabilities. PSC hopes is to introduce people to the water who would otherwise never receive such an opportunity.
PSC uses surfing, the beach, and other ocean activities as an educational modality to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy in individuals with special needs. PSC further provides opportunities to build social skills, improve physical fitness, develop healthy outlets for stress reduction, and foster independence.
To keep costs minimal for participants of the 4-hour day camp, a volunteer staff is employed for the one-to-one instruction. In addition, unlike similar camps, part of the focus is also on specialist intervention. As a result, camp participants will also receive consultation, feedback, and support from three paid specialists. Camper fees are minimal with one quarter of PSC's annual budget generated from participant enrollment fees. The remainder of the budget is funded through private solicitations, grants, fundraisers, and camp sponsorships.
PSC meets at Coleman Park on the Embarcadero (along the Harbor Walk, south-east of Morro Rock). Camp take place at Morro Rock Beach near the Morro Creek outlet. Please arrive promptly at the scheduled start time. Wetsuit sizing along with needs assessments are conducted first thing.
Camp Schedule and More Information
The PSC schedule and more information can be found at the PSC website.
View the most current Camp Summary (PDF).
Contact Project Surf Camp
- Project Surf Camp
C/O John Taylor, Camp Director
1383 Bolton Drive
Morro Bay, CA 93442
- Phone: 805-235-1157