It is difficult to name another sporting disciple that teaches the amount of life lessons learned through time on the water. Self-confidence, work ethic, spatial awareness, weather knowledge, teamwork, engineering, history and patience are just a few of the many benefits sailing brings. Unplugging and adventuring is a must for all - give your child a lifelong skill set and be amazed at how they grow - send them to SAYC Sailing Center!
We have an established Summer Sail Camp program that is open to all children aged 5 – 17, operating annually from June through August with a weekly Monday through Friday schedule from 9 am – 3 pm. It is designed to both introduce the basics of sailing and seamanship and build on existing sailing skills. Children learn to sail on Optimist sailboats, 420 sailboats, and Laser sailboats, as well experience sailing on a multi-hull Hobie Cat and a Flying Scot. In addition to Sail Camp, we offer an Adventure Camp for kids aged 8 – 17, and a half-day Little Skippers Camp for children aged 5 – 7 (9:30 am- 1:00 pm), with additional full day care available.
Summer Camp Options:
Sail Camp is for all ages 8 - 17. It is designed to both introduce the basics of sailing and seamanship and build on existing sailing skills. From adventure to racing, your child will take on the water each day and learn to command their own boats. There are three levels to choose from based on age and experience, please choose the appropriate group for each child. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Adventure Camp (Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 ONLY)
Adventure Camp is also for all ages 8 - 17. Utilizing kayaks, SUPs (stand-up paddle boards), sailboats and more, your child(ren) will learn about the Salt Run environment through exploration and adventure. Daily challenges, scavenger hunts, picnics, swimming and water games are just a few of the activities your child will experience throughout the week. Your child will not learn how to sail their own boat, but will experience sailing on multiple boats. Groups are split by age, please choose the appropriate group for each child. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Adventure Camp - Ages 8 - 12
Adventure Camp - Ages 13 - 17
Little Skippers Camp (Weeks 3, 5 & 7 ONLY)
Little Skippers Camp is for children aged 5 - 7. Designed to introduce water safety basics and a develop a love for the sea, young children will enjoy smaller class sizes and experience sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, and more! Weeks 3, 5 and 7 are available for registration. Monday to Friday 9:30am to 1:00pm.
Little Skippers Camp - Extended Day Program (Weeks 3, 5 & 7 ONLY)
Little Skippers Camp - Extended Day is for those already registered for Little Skippers Camp. Little Skippers stay the full day, until 3pm, when this option is added onto an existing registration. Monday to Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm.
To register for Sail Camp, Adventure Camp, or Little Skippers Camp (plus L.S. Extended Day), please select the appropriate program in the grid below. You will be directed to the program page where you will find additional information and begin the registration process.
Please note: all Sail Camp and Adventure Camp programs have a limit of 8 slots available. Little Skippers has a limit of 6. You will be able to view the available spaces on the left-hand side of the event page. If a program has reached capacity you will not be able to register, but can add your child to a waitlist. If a spot opens up, you will be notified immediately.
Please select the desired program in the grid below:
Scholarships are available and are awarded based on need. For more information including details on how to submit an application, please visit our Scholarship page.
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