Youth Camps


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. 




SSP is thrilled to be expanding our offerings in 2021 from what we were able to offer in 2020. However the safety of our staff and community is still our highest priority. Please note the following:
  • No group camps other than youth beginner are being offered in 2021
  • Spots will fill very quickly. For youth camps, we cannot guarantee that siblings will be able to get into the same sessions together. We cannot manually overbook a session to make accommodations.
  • For one on ones, you may contact the office by email to add a second child from the same household only. “Podmates” will not be eligible for adding to a registration as an additional participant.
  • At this time we do not know if we will be able to add additional sessions later on, but may evaluate the potential for this as the public health situation continues to evolve.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support of our policies, which exemplify our commitment to safe and ethical practices with regard to the public health of our community.


Youth Programs at SSP

Sail Sand Point’s summer camps are a fun way to experience sailing and paddling for the first time, master new skills, or just hang out on the water with friends. Each of our camps are taught by a US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor and follow our teaching philosophy: “Safety, Fun, and Learning.” Sailors who feel safe, can have fun. And sailors who are having fun will continue to learn!

For the 2021 sailing season, in consideration of ongoing public health concerns around COVID-19, SSP has implemented numerous protocols to protect the safety of staff and students, including program offerings that look different from past years. We will be offering our flagship Youth Beginner camp allowing our youngest sailors to learn to sail in our singlehanded opti sailboats. No advanced sailing camps will be offered in 2021, however we are pleased to offer our new Learn to Sail – 1-on-1 lessons, a private lesson style format for youth and teens that utilizes our learn to sail curriculum and provides each sailor with a dedicated instructor. Depending on the prior experience, age and weight of each participant, their instructor will choose the boat that best suits their needs (Opti, Laser, RS Feva or FJ).

On the first day of camps, instructors will conduct swim checks and capsize drills for all participants. At a minimum, participants MUST be comfortable in the water.

Our complete camp schedule is listed on these pages (broken down by age range).



Please note that we have changed our billing process for youth camps and classes. A 10% Deposit will be due at the time of booking, and the remainder will be collected automatically 2 weeks before the start date of your class. Payments are collected through our registration system, Active Network, as in past years, and all major credit cards are accepted. 

Already registered and need more information? Visit our prepare for camp page, check our our camp and class FAQ, and if needed, review our cancellation, transfer, and inclement weather policy.

Sail Sand Point is pleased to offer 50% and 100% Scholarships for all camps and classes to ensure everyone can play on the water! For more information, or to apply, please see our Scholarships Page.

Sailors should enroll in camps appropriate to their age and skill-level. If you have any questions about which camp your child should take, check out our Summer Camp Progression Chart on this page or contact the office at