Sail Sand Point

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YOUTH CAMPS

ages 8-12

Ages 8 - 12

Watch your sailor grow their skills as they “Learn to Sail” or just have fun on the lake.
  • Sail, Paddle, Play:
    • Jr. Explorers
  • Learn to Sail:
    • Youth Beginner
    • Youth Doublehand
    • Youth Intermediate
  • Beginning Racing:
    • Youth Racing

Junior Explorers

Ages 8-11 (No experience necessary.)

Junior Explorers, aimed at kids aged 8-11, is a vibrant part of our diverse sailing and water activity offerings at Lake Washington. This camp incorporates catamarans, kayaks, and SUPs into its curriculum. While basic sailing techniques are a component of the camp, the main focus is on adventure and exploration. On days when the wind doesn’t cooperate for sailing, kayaks and paddleboards offer a fantastic alternative, keeping the excitement and interaction with the water alive. Junior Explorers is all about creating a fun, sun-filled environment that nurtures a young person’s love for outdoor water activities.

M-F 9am-4pm
^7/22 – 7/26 session is for female-identifying sailors only.

$550

Start DateEnd DateScheduleStart TimeEnd Time
6/24/20246/28/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
7/8/20247/12/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
^7/22/2024^7/26/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
8/5/20248/9/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
8/19/20248/23/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00

Youth Beginner

Ages 8-12 (No experience necessary.)

This repeatable camp puts kids in the driver’s seat of their own Optimist dinghy, 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.
M-F 9am-4pm
*No camp on 7/4 – this session will be $425
^7/15 – 7/19 session is for female identifying sailors only.

$550

Start DateEnd DateScheduleStart TimeEnd Time
6/24/20246/28/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
*7/1/2024*7/5/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
7/8/20247/12/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
^7/15/2024^7/19/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
7/22/20247/26/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
7/29/20248/2/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
8/5/20248/9/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
8/12/20248/16/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
8/19/20248/23/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00
8/26/20248/30/2024Mon-Fri9:0016:00

Youth Doublehand

Ages 11-14 (Prerequisite: Youth Beginner or Junior Explorers.)

This camp is a next level step for a sailor who has taken Youth Beginner or Junior Explorers, who is in-between our Youth and Teen age ranges. Taught in our RS Feva dinghies, this camp introduces doublehanded sailing (two sailors per boat) at a basic level for kids wanting to learn more. The focus of this camp will be on learning both crew and skipper roles, and building teamwork in the boat as well as a solid sailing foundation.

This camp is repeatable, but sailors with more confidence who meet the age requirements can also graduate to our Teen Beginner/Intermediate or Keelboat camps.
M-F 9am-4pm

$550

Start Date End Date Schedule Start Time End Time
7/8/2024 7/12/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00
7/22/2024 7/26/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00
8/5/2024 8/9/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00
8/19/2024 8/23/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00

Youth Intermediate

Ages 10-12 (Prerequisite: Youth Beginner or equivalent.)

For sailors with a good grasp of the topics and skills covered in Youth Beginner, this camp introduces more advanced Opti sailing skills.
Taught in fiberglass race Optis, this camp will aim to build solid boathandling and boatspeed fundamentals that will give sailors the tools to sail independently in moderate breeze and think about taking the next step towards development-level racing.
M-F 9am-4pm

$550

Start Date End Date Schedule Start Time End Time
7/8/20247/12/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00
7/22/20247/26/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00
8/5/20248/9/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00
8/19/20248/23/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00

Youth Racing

Ages 9-13 (Prerequisite: Youth Intermediate or SPOT.)

This introductory camp explores the basics of Opti dinghy racing. Sailors will learn the basics of proper race techniques from rigging race sails to roll tacks. This camp is for sailors interested in joining the Sail Sand Point Opti Team (SPOT) or for sailors with a little bit of competitiveness in them. The primary focus will be on racing, honing skills and unleashing potential.

M-F 9am-4pm

$550

Start Date End Date Schedule Start Time End Time
7/29/2024 8/2/2024 Mon-Fri 9:00 16:00