Camps for Ages 8-17

 

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Youth Beginner 

Ages 8-12. No Prior Experience Necessary. $475

This repeatable camp puts kids in the driver’s seat of their own opti, where sailors will develop the basic skills for a strong sailing foundation. By the end of camp, most sailors will be able to rig an opti and control it in light breeze. This camp is a good fit for brand new sailors and returning beginners alike.

 

Junior Explorers 

Ages 8-12. No Prior Experience Necessary. $475

In Junior Explorers, kids ages 8 to 12 will learn the basics of water and boating safety, using catamarans, kayaks, and SUPs to explore Lake Washington. 

 

Youth Intermediate

Ages 10 to 12. Prerequisite: Youth Beginner (or equivalent). $475

For sailors with a strong grasp on all topics and skills introduced in Youth Beginner, this camp teaches increasingly advanced concepts so that by the end of camp all sailors are comfortable sailing upwind and downwind in medium breeze.

 

Teen Beginner

Ages 12 to 17. No Prior Experience Necessary. $475

This repeatable camp for new sailors or those transitioning out of Optis, is taught in RS Quests, a multi-handed boat that requires teamwork to sail. Using team building and cooperation, sailors will learn basic sailing skills in a social environment. Two sessions are girls only. No prior experience necessary. 

 

Teen Intermediate

Ages 12 to 17. Prerequisite: Teen Beginner (or equivalent) $475

For sailors confidence in all the skills covered in Teen Beginner, this camp introduces new skills i a challenging double-handed boat, the Flying Junior. Sailors will learn to sail upwind and downwind in medium breeze.

 

Performance Sailing

Ages 12 to 17. Prerequisite: Teen Intermediate (or equivalent)Must weigh at least 95 lbs. $475

In this camp sailors explore all the performance boats (and boards) in the SSP fleet! They will spend time on our Hobie 16, Lasers and Windsurfers while learning how to use the wind to its fullest. 

 

Sailing into STEM

Ages 12 to 15. No experience required. $475

Perfect for new or returning sailors with curious minds, this camp combines sailing with science. While developing basic sailing skills, campers will learn how physics, simple machines, and the natural forces of wind and water power a sailboat. One session is girls only. No prior experience necessary. 

 

SB3 Sailing

Ages 12 to 17. Prerequisite: Teen Beginner (or equivalent) $475

For sailors amply familiar with skills covered in Teen Beginner, this camp gets sailors working as a team on our performance keelboats, the SB3. With an on-board instructor, sailors will learn the different roles of a keelboat crew and fly an asymmetrical spinnaker. 

 

Advanced Opti Sailing

Ages 10 to 13. Prerequisite: Youth Intermediate (or equivalent) $275

In this camp sailors will explore racing tactics and strategies while learning how to sail fast! This camp teaches advanced Opti specific racing techniques, and is recommended for those who wish to develop and hone their singlehanded sailing skills.