Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club is excited to offer Portland’s only Keiki (kid’s) program for outrigger canoe paddling. The mission of Keiki program mirrors the Juniors in our effort to educate the youth in paddling technique, water safety, Hawai’ian culture, and canoe etiquette. This program is a great place to make new friends, get away from video games, alleviate stress, and get some great exercise. The water is an excellent place for kids to connect with nature and build confidence in themselves. Currently, the Keiki join the Juniors from March through September. As we grow the program, they will have their own dedicated practices. This summer, in partnership with the Ke Kukui Foundation of Vancouver Washington, we are launching our first mini Summer Camp specifically designed for the younger paddlers. This camp will include all the benefits of our regular program and conclude with a “Graduation Luau” for friends and family to come share in the celebration of a job well done with their keiki.