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Registration for SAYC members opens Monday, March 4th. Registration for 2023 Sail Camp participants opens Monday, March 11th. *Notification with registration codes will be sent out one week in advance. 

Registration for the general public opens on Monday, March 18th. 

It is difficult to name another sporting disciple that teaches the amount of life lessons learned through time on the water. Sailing is a unique sport that requires just as much mentally as it does physically. Self-confidence, problem solving, teamwork, wind and weather awareness and knowledge, environmental stewardship, history, and decision making 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 6 – 17, operating annually from June through August with a weekly Monday through Friday schedule from 9:00am – 3:00pm. 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 Cats 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 6 – 7 (9:30am- 1:00pm), with additional full day care available. 

​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 and scholarships available. Sail Camp Handbook emailed upon completed registration(s). For more information contact SAYCSC Sail Director, Marissa Burrier, or call SAYCSC 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 *Must have sailing experience or SD approval to register
Club 420 (Beginner - Advanced) - Ages 13 - 17

Adventure Camp

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.

*Minimum participation required to fill each age bracket for Adventure Camp. Should minimums not be met, there will be one combined Adventure Camp group that week (ages 8 – 17).

Adventure Camp - Ages 8 - 12

Adventure Camp - Ages 13 - 17

Little Skippers Camp (Weeks 2-8 ONLY)

Little Skippers Camp is for children aged 6 - 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 2-8 are available for registration. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Little Skippers Camp - Extended Day Program (Weeks 2-8 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. Payment in full required at time of registration, confirmation email sent upon successful registration. 

Registration closes 4 days before each new week starts. 

Please select the desired program in the grid below:


 Opti I

(8 - 9)

 Opti I

(10 - 12)

 Opti II

(8 - 12)


(13 - 17)



(8 - 12)



(13 - 17)



(6 - 7)





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DID YOU KNOW? We are in the process of constructing a brand new Sailing Center right next door to SAYC! We need help raising construction funds and have an exciting fundraising opportunity for families - purchase a plank on the new dock! Planks are engraved with your personal message or family name and permanently installed on our new dock. Show your love for the program for decades to come, purchase a plank today!

Have Questions?

Please follow this FAQ link for answers.

SAYCSC Scholarships:

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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