Full day beginner camps for kids seeking summer adventure
1 Week Session
Program Cost: $325 per student
Registration Begins: January 1st, 2020
Setting Sail: June 8th, 2020
Schedule: 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday
Who should take this course?
Beginner sailors, ages 7-10 who have completed 1st-4th grade.
What will my child learn?
Our highly trained staff uses the US Sailing instructional system in an open learning environment. Classes begins with land-based discussions and demonstrations followed by shallow water activities and finally open water practice. Basic sailing skills like upwind sailing, downwind sailing, reaching and docking are covered. Additional activities like swimming & games are interspersed throughout the day to keep the action going and provide a fun group experience. As the class progresses we may introduce longer sails to Spirit Island and can even begin some introduction to racing if kids show interest. We recommend 2 or more sessions for those who really want to improve their sailing skills. Signing up for multiple sessions is a great way to get your sailor to more advanced levels of sailing. Graduates should consider Opti Adventure or Opti Racing for more learning, challenges, and fun!
What do we need to bring?
Students must bring their own lunches and snacks as well as a lifejacket, water bottle, change of clothes, water shoes, sun protection, and towel.
What course should my child take next?
Experienced instructors monitor your child’s capabilities and teach skills appropriate to their level as they master greater skills. Sailing partners are monitored and adjusted as needed to suit class dynamic, individual comfort, and skill building. If your student has completed this class before and is interested in a more challenging course, consider Pram Solo or Pram Race.