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Portland Area 2017-06-02T13:11:34+00:00

Portland Area Trips, Rentals, and Classes

Willamette River, Clackamas River, Columbia River and More…

When you ask outdoorsy Portland locals where they head on a warm summer day, chances are they’ll tell you “to the river”. With rivers criss-crossing the beautiful city of Portland, there’s a wealth of water ways to explore. Make a splash in the Portland-area, paddle in unison with Base Camp’s Scenic Tours and Lessons or come share your energy and love for nature at a SUP fitness/yoga class. In the name of well-being, the love of outdoors and active healthy lifestyle, we hope you can all agree that Base Camp’s SUP adventures helps cultivate a strong paddling community. Join the SUP movement!

This new trend has taken to the waterways in a big way…Stand Up Paddle boarding has become an exhilarating and popular way to explore. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler our staff will assist you in choosing equipment that meets your needs.

Half day, full day and multi-day rentals available. We are happy to assist you in securing your equipment to your roof rack on your vehicle as you head out to explore. We offer a variety of SUP boards. Touring, all-around and Yoga specific boards available. Base Camp’s equipment is not your typical rental fleet. We have a variety of new boards purchased Spring of 2017. No doubt, you’ll be eager to take to the water, with this top of the line paddle board fleet.

Rental Rates: (includes: SUP board, paddle, PFD, leash)

2 hour – $35.00 | ½ day (4 hours) – $60.00 | Full day ( 24 hours ) – $75.00

This class consists of a quick introduction of equipment and water safety, followed by a warm-up paddle on the river. Each student then will anchor their boards close for instruction. We move at a gentle pace on your board as you balance the mind, and work the core through movement, meditation and postures. Great for beginners as moves and postures are often held longer to slowly release tension, free the joints, cleanse the body and enable the mind to quiet, finally allowing for blissful relaxation on your board leaving you feeling happy and free!

We invite you to join us for Paddle Strong classes. A great way to wind down with your friends after working all day. We pride ourselves with the Paddle Strong class, as it lends itself to building community, rooted in lasting friendships, lifted spirits and staying active. Watch our Local Motion Calendar for social pairings…Thirsty Thursdays following class at a local establishment and occasional Two-fer Tuesdays.. Be part of this!

Class lead by Lori, our certified WPA L1 Instructor and Paddle Into Fitness Ambassador. We advocate preservation of local waters and stewardship at each class.

Lesson Rates: (Includes: Instruction, SUP board, paddle, PFD, leash)

1 hour group lesson- $25.00 (minimum 4) | 1 hour private lesson- $45.00

“Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander….walk upon the waters.

SUP Sunrise class is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who seek a unique, inspiring workout on the water. Begin your day anew amongst the beautiful nature and wildlife while finding your flow at various locations in the Portland area. We often paddle at Clackamette Cove off the beautiful Clackamas River and various locations on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Come share your energy and love for nature while paddling and exploring balancing moves on the paddle board. This class is open to children and adults alike.

Base Camp has a fresh take on stretching variations and modifications so everyone can work at their own ability level. SUP SUNRISE class consists of a quick introduction of equipment and water safety, followed by a warm-up paddle on the river. Each student then will anchor their boards close for instruction. We practice slow stretches and some core strength work. We wind down while listening to the birds sing and a blissful float that will quiet your mind and lift your spirit. Not only is our SUP Sunrise class filled with mindful meditation that allows you to feel connected…strong…and bonded, but it is known to sometimes be a spiritual experience too.

There seems to be a common theme with participants of SUP Sunrise class….a group of women searching for their tribe, the like minded women with shared passions. This class is often paired with coffee dates, farmers market trips and social outings for weekend fun. Come share your energy and love. In the name of well-being, love and sisterhood, we can all agree that Base Camp’s classes will help cultivate a strong paddling community.

Class lead by Lori, our certified WPA L1 Instructor and Paddle Into Fitness Ambassador.  We advocate preservation of local waters and stewardship at each class.

Every other Saturday at 8:00am | 1 hour  $20.00 (class minimum of 6) | Please check Local Motion calendar for class dates

“We promote responsible river recreation. We practice the Leave No Trace philosophy. Base Camp supports water conservation efforts and protection of our lakes, streams, rivers and waterways”

Base Camp is dog friendly. Yep, you bet, we welcome your sidekick to join in on the water. SUP Pup paddling can be a bit more challenging so the experienced paddler only. We have boards with attached dog mat/traction pad for our paddling companions. (Their very own yoga mat, of sorts). Please bring your own dog PFD. SUP Dog Paddle lesson is about getting out and being active with your pooch while interacting with others. SUP PUP will help you learn how to balance like a pro on your Stand-Up paddle board with your dog!

The lesson offers introductions, a time where the dogs can meet, sniff and play around a bit before we take to the water. They will have a chance to release some energy along the hike to the river shore where we will launch. Our certified WPA L1 Instructor and Paddle Into Fitness Ambassador, Lori, a.k.a. Dog Lover, will teach you the basics and water safety of SUP paddling, while balancing your dog onboard. The hour lesson includes paddle time, dog treats, access to photo gallery. Perfect photo op for a unique, one of a kind Christmas card. Ridiculously fun and a good time for all. Come share with your dog, your joyful adventurous spirit!

1 hour $30.00 (minimum 4 humans + 4 dog paddlers) | Check the Local Motion calendar for dates and details