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:
- 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.
- All of our head instructors are certified lifeguards and all have attended Summer Camp pre-season training programs.
- A lead supervisor is always on duty to supervise operations.
- A safety boat accompanies every class.
- Our student-to-instructor ratio is 4:1 for sailing and windsurfing and 6:1 for kayaking
- 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.
- CIBC has a conservative foul weather policy. Boats are recalled or kept at the dock in bad weather and forecasts are monitored constantly.
- All students in the program must be able to swim at least 25 yards
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.
$185.00 per session (week)
It includes one week of camp, a camp shirt and the use of a lifejacket while at camp.
The first step would be to contact Josh Wade at (805) 437-3212 or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get in touch with you and send over the application.
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.
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.
Scholarships are only available for one session of camp.
Checkin for camp starts at 8:30 a.m. But camp officially starts at 9:00 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
- A towel
- Sack lunch
- Extra pair of clothes
- Wetsuit or rash guards optional
- Sunglasses with string attached are also optional
The ages for camp are 8 - 16 but campers must be at least 11 years old for windsurfing and standup paddle boarding.
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.