Camp & Class Registration FAQ



What do I do if my child will be late or absent to class?

Note that the best point of contact to reach out to if your child will be late or absent on any day of class is to email our instructors at or leave us a voicemail at 206.525.8782 x 106. 

Where do I find a list of camps and classes?

For a quick What/When reference sheet of 2021 offerings, please visit our Program & Event Guide page. For a list of youth camps and dates, visit our Youth Camps page. Visit our Adult Class page for a list of adult classes and dates.

When does registration open?

Registration for youth camps and adult classes opens each year on March 15th 2021 at noon, PST.

How do I register for a camp or class?

Once registration opens you can explore class options and sign up using SSP’s online registration system.

Do you have scholarships available?

Yes! Please apply for one if you have any reservations about the cost of any of our classes. Scholarships can be given out for all classes and are appropriate for a wide variety of situations. Check out the Scholarships page for more information and the application.

Do I need to know how to swim to take a camp or class?

We ask that at a minimum, all participants must be comfortable in the water. Sail Sand Point requires that all participants wear a lifejacket while on the water at all times. Youth Camp participants participate in a swim check on the first day, Adult Class participants do not.

  • On the first day of all youth camps (except for Mommy/Daddy and Me), instructors will conduct swim checks and capsize drills for all participants. The swim check consists of entering the water while wearing a lifejacket, removing the lifejacket, briefly treading water, swimming a minimum of 20 feet, and then exiting the water. (note: Junior Opti participants will keep their life jacket on for the duration of the swim check).

Do you have classes that are just for women and girls?

In a normal year we would have several classes specifically for adults and youth who identify as female. We typically have girls and women-only sessions in the following classes: Sailing into STEM, Teen Beginner, Adult 101, and Adult 102. However, due to ongoing public health concerns SSP is offering fewer sessions in 2021, and our offerings are currently all open to any gender. That said, our new Youth/Teen one-on-one lessons and Adult partner based offerings may still suit your needs if you are looking for options that are not co-ed. For information on youth/teen one on one lessons, visit our Youth Camps page. Visit our Adult Class page for a list of adult classes and dates. If you have questions please reach out to us any time. 

Which adult sailing class should I take?

Class descriptions are available on our Adult Sailing page and visit our Program & Event Guide for more details. You can also refer to our Adult Sailing Progression Chart to know which class to take next.

Which sailing class should my child take?

Class placement for youth is important and greatly depends on age, weight, and ability/experience. In order for your child to get the most out of their time at Sail Sand Point, it is important that they are well-suited to the skill-level of the camp. Because of this, our beginner camps are repeatable, particularly if it’s been a year since your child’s last time in a sailboat. If you are sure your child is ready to move to the next level, take a look at our Summer Camp Progression Chart to know what to sign up for next. You can also visit our Youth Camps page and our Program & Event Guide for more detailed descriptions.

  • Have a kid who loves to do it all? Our Junior Explorers and Adventure Camps are great options for kids who want to mix it up during camp and try a few different activities. Both camps incorporate sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
  • Would your child enjoy learning to sail with a science perspective? Sailing into STEM combines sailing with science and discovery. This camp is targeted to kids ages 12-15.

Please note that in 2021 the only group camp on offer is Youth Beginner. However, our new Youth/Teen One on One creates space for your child to receive instruction catered towards their skill level, and is a great option for kids who would have otherwise joined intermediate or advanced camps. 

I need to transfer to another class/I need to cancel my registration:

Please visit our Cancellation & Transfer Policy for more information. Please contact the office at 206-525-8782 for help with cancellations or transfers.