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Park is Open 7 Days a Week | 6AM - 1AM
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Youth Kayak Program

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How To Get Here


Parking is limited, so we encourage you to take public transportation. And lucky for you, there are plenty of transportation options.

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Clark Street


High Street or Jay St- MetroTech


Borough Hall


York Street



B25 (at Fulton Ferry Landing), B61 (at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street), B63 (on the loop road near Pier 6 in the park), or B67 (at Jay Street and York Street)


Nearby CitiBike stations: Atlantic Ave & Furman St (Pier 6); Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2; Old Fulton St (Pier 1); Water St & Main St (Main Street)

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East River route to Dumbo/Fulton Ferry; or South Brooklyn Route to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/Atlantic Avenue or DUMBO/Fulton Ferry.

Learn the basics of kayaking and get on the water with your school or camp group.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers a Youth Kayak Program for school and camp groups throughout the summer!

Our Youth Kayak Program is designed to introduce participants ages 11-18 to kayaking. Experienced staff members teach basic skills for “sit-on-top” kayaking within the safe embayment of Piers 1 and 2.

Additionally, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosts free public kayaking sessions on as well as Family Kayaking in the summer. Visit here to learn more about those programs.



Our 2024 Youth Kayak Camp will be offered Monday-Wednesday from July 8 to August 14. Sessions are usually 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM on the listed days.
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The cost for a full day program (2 sessions) is $300 plus a booking fee. The cost for one session is $150 plus a booking fee.

A limited number of fee waivers are available to Title 1 schools and camps/summer programs that qualify. We limit one waiver per school/organization and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To inquire if you qualify for a fee waiver, please email the Kayaking Department at


Groups must consist of at least 15 participants, with no more than 30. We provide all equipment. No more than 15 participants are allowed on the water at any given time – groups larger than 15 will be split into (2) sessions, one at 10AM and the other at 1PM. Those waiting to get in a kayak on land will have time to enjoy the park, court sports, and equipment on Pier 2.

  • Safety: All participants are required to wear a life vest during the on-water period, no exceptions. Participants must follow the directions of the instructor and staff. Participants who don’t follow instructions will be required to remain on land.
  • Ability: Participants must be able to hear and understand instructions and communicate with the program instructor and staff, enter, exit and sit in a kayak without assistance, hold and move a kayak paddle, hold their breath under water and keep their head above water while wearing a life vest.
  • Waiver: All participants must have a signed waiver before they can go out in a kayak. The group supervisor must affirm that all the waivers are accurate and complete when delivering them to the on-site coordinator; that he or she has full authority to make decisions on behalf of the youth group; and that the youth group has obtained all public and/or private permissions necessary to participate.
  • Other Notes: Once registered, a confirmation email will provide a copy of the waiver for each participant’s parent/guardian to fill, provide a teacher or group lead guide, as well as parent guides in English and Spanish.

Questions? Please email .

Youth Kayak Program

Close up of two girls in a kayak.

© Etienne Frossard

Two youth kayak participants out on the water
Group of teens holding kayak paddles on the dock on a sunny day.
© Leticia Barboza
People standing on the dock looking at kayakers in the water on a sunny day. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the background.

© Alexa Hoyer

View of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Pier 2 launch dock.
People in kayaks with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

© Etienne Frossard
Group of teenagers in kayaks with instructors on the dock on a sunny day.

© Etienne Frossard

Conservancy’s youth kayak program in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Close up of girl with kayak paddle with a kayak in the background on a sunny day. Brooklyn Heights is seen in the distance.

© Leticia Barboza, NYCHA

Youth kayak camp participant

© John Eng

Kayaking FAQ’S

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