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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).

​Led by US Sailing Certified Sailing Instructors, our Summer Camp is not only affordable, but is the most fun and educational experience for youth in our community.

​Classes are divided by age and skill ability with multi-week discounts available. Sail Camp Handbook emailed upon completed registration(s). For more information contact SAYC Sail Director, Marissa Burrier, or call SAYSC at 904-643-2243.

Summer Camp Options:

Sail Camp

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.

Opti Level I (Beginner) - Ages 8 & 9
Opti Level I (Beginner) - Ages 10, 11, & 12
Opti Level II (Intermediate - Advanced) - Ages 8 - 12
Club 420 (Beginner - Advanced) - Ages 13 - 17

Adventure Camp (Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 ONLY)

**ADVENTURE CAMP ADDED FOR WEEK 5!** To register for Week 5, or any program for any week, please use the grid below.

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. 

Registration:

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:

 Session  Dates

Opti I

8 - 9

Opti I

10 - 12

Opti II

8 - 12

Club 420    13 - 17

Adventure Camp

8-12

Adventure Camp

13 - 17

Little Skippers

5 - 7
Little Skippers

Extended Day

Week 1

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Week 2
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Week 3
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Week 4
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Week 5
 July 12 - July 16  x x  x  x  x  x  x x 
Week 6
 July 19 - July 23  x x  x  x  x   x    
Week 7
 July 26 - July 30  x x  x  x      x  x
Week 8
 August 2 - August 6  x x  x  x  x   x


 
 Week 9  August 9 - August 13 x x x x x   x
 


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