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Safety

How confident does my child(ren) have to be in the water?

How much is camp?

What does it include?

How do you apply for a scholarship?

How long is camp?

Can you sign up for more that one session?

If I am on a scholarship, can I attend more than one week of camp?

What time does camp start?

What time should I be at the Boating Center to pick my child(ren) up?

Can my child(ren) participate in more than one activity?

If I cannot pick up my child(ren) from camp who do I need to inform/what do I need to do?

What should my child(ren) bring to camp?

How old does my child need to be?

What should I do if I forgot my child's lunch?

 

Safety

How do I know my child is going to be safe at the CIBC?

At the CIBC we place tremendous importance on safety. We are constantly taking measures to inform our campers to think about safety first.  Below is a partial listing of our safety guidelines:

  1. Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the dock and while on the water. No camper is allowed through the dock gate without a life jacket.
  2. All of our head instructors are certified lifeguards and all have attended Summer Camp pre-season training programs.
  3. A lead supervisor is always on duty to supervise operations.
  4. A safety boat accompanies every class.  
  5. Our student-to-instructor ratio is 4:1 for sailing and windsurfing and 6:1 for kayaking
  6. All safety boats and instructors are equipped with VHF radios for fast communication with each other, the CIBC, and if necessary the Harbor Patrol and US Coast Guard.
  7. CIBC has a conservative foul weather policy. Boats are recalled or kept at the dock in bad weather and forecasts are monitored constantly.
  8. All students in the program must be able to swim at least 25 yards 

How confident does my child(ren) have to be in the water?

On the first day of camp there will be a 25 yd swim test and we will evaluate if they are water confident enough for camp.

How much is camp?

$185.00 per session (week)

What does it include?

It includes one week of camp, a camp shirt and the use of a lifejacket while at camp.    

How do you apply for a scholarship?

The first step would be to contact Josh Wade at (805) 437-3212 or by emailing him at josh.wade@csuci.edu and he will get in touch with you and send over the application.

How long is camp?

Watersports Camp is either a 1 week session that is Monday-Friday or this year we are also offering a 2 week session for a hybrid of standup paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Can you sign up for more that one session?

By signing your child(ren) up for more than one session, their skill level will advance at a faster rate with whatever activity they are in and could also allow them to use other water crafts to get experience with different sized vessels. 

If I am on a scholarship, can I attend more than one week of camp?

Scholarships are only available for one session of camp.   

What time does camp start?

Checkin for camp starts at 8:30 a.m. But camp officially starts at 9:00 a.m. 

What time should I be at the Boating Center to pick my child(ren) up?

You may pick up your child as early as 3:30 p.m. but no later than 4:00 p.m.  We encourage all campers to assist us in cleaning up at the end of the day.  Depending on how long it takes the instructors and campers to clean up is when they are done, but they are usually back in the boat yard by 3:30 p.m.

Can my child(ren) participate in more than one activity?

No, campers participate in one activity per week so they get a full understanding of either sailing, kayaking, or windsurfing.  If your child(ren) would like to do more than one activity you can always sign up for another session of camp.  

If I cannot pick up my child(ren) from camp who do I need to inform/what do I need to do?

There is a section in the application for camp that you can fill out who will be picking your child(ren) up.  If there is not enough room please let the check-in desk know as soon as possible.  If you are unable to pick up your child from camp at the end of the day, please call (805) 437-3212 and leave your name and the children's name and who is going to pick up the child at the end of the day.  Your child will not be released unless we have authorization from the parent or guardian.   

 What should my child(ren) bring to camp?

  • A towel
  • Sack lunch
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes
  • Wetsuit or rash guards optional
  • Sunglasses with string attached are also optional

How old does my child need to be?

The ages for camp are 8 - 16 but campers must be at least 11 years old for windsurfing and standup paddle boarding.    

What should I do if I forgot my child's lunch?

Please inform the check-in desk in the morning or call (805) 437-3212 to inform the camp that you will be bring the lunch by during lunchtime (typically between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.).  Please note that depending on the day of camp, we may not be having lunch at the CIBC so please check first before coming to the CIBC.   

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