Paddle Away with the Wind & Water Learning Center
Orange Beach AL
Where do you go to find peace and serenity?
In Orange Beach, the locals head to the water, specifically the back bay areas like Wolf Bay. Here, the water laps gently on the banks and osprey nests can be seen in tall trees dotting the shoreline. The bay is one of the many perfect spots to while away an afternoon, and it's even better when you can board a kayak or sailboat and do it from the water rather than the bank.
Alabama beach locals know of a little treasure on the banks of Wolf Bay called the Wind & Water Learning Center. An initiative of the City of Orange Beach, the center offers an array of activities. Its popularity is growing among visitors as word gets out about this little piece of paradise.
During the summer months, dozens of school-age children get their sea legs during sail camp, a series of three courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Each course is a week long, three hours per day, and ends in a regatta. The young sailors cruise the bay waters in either an Optimist sailboat or Sunfish boats. Sail camp is open to ages 7 to 14 and you don't have to be a local to participate.