Campers will select one specialized instructional activity for the week; sailing, kayaking, or windsurfing. Each day will be filled with hands-on instruction, water and land-based games, water safety, and environmental education.
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Sailing is an exhilarating sport that is fun and easy to learn. With our diverse fleet of dinghies and some of the best instructors in the business, you will be well on your way to sailing across the harbor effortlessly. The sailing program is designed for youth who have little to no sailing experience, The course offers instruction in basic sailing theory and boat handling. Each day is composed of on-land sessions followed by on-the water practice sessions in Catalina 16.5 and Laser Picos. These safe and stable sailboats are the perfect platform to have your child sailing confidently with one or two other participants.
US Sailing Certification Available
Sailing participants can work towards receiving their US Sailing Small Boat Certification while at camp. Participants must notify their instructor two weeks prior to camp for an Official Logbook of Sailing.* The Small Boat Certification is the first step in the US Sailing Certification process and can be upgraded as participants add to their sailing credentials by any US Sailing certified instructor across the United States. *Logbook requires an additional $2.00 fee.
What better way to get on the water and experience the wonderful sights of the Channel Islands Harbor than by joining our kayaking program? This introductory program takes place at the harbor and focuses on the fundamentals of kayaking. The kayaks are safe, light, extremely comfortable and will allow each camper to relax and have a great time. We will teach basic fundamentals including; boat handling, body positioning, strokes, recoveries, water safety and equipment care. Participants will tour the Channel Islands Harbor and surrounding coasts (as weather permits), allowing campers to see the various types of marine life in this beautiful aquatic environment.
The windsurfing program covers the basics of windsurfing, such as: sailing theory, proper stance, sail handling, tacking and beach starts. Our instructors understand it all starts with the basics and will help introduce these theories according to your child’s personal needs.
*Campers must be 11 years or older to register for the Windsurfing Program.
Our skilled and friendly staff have been carefully selected for their waterfront background, education and training experience. Our camp staff is committed to a “Safety First” approach to having fun and we regularly hold safety training's and reviews. Each staff member is certified in CPR, First Aid, and lifeguarding through the American Red Cross, California Department of Boating, and Waterways safe-boat handling. Additionally, most of our sailing instructors are certified US Sailing Small Boat instructors. Expect only the best with our highly qualified and dynamic staff. The American Red Cross prepares lifeguards through classroom learning and hands-on practice. Skills learned include:
Surveillance skills to help lifeguards recognize and prevent injuries.
- Rescue skills for in the water and on land.
- First aid and professional rescuer training.
- CPR, to help lifeguards prepare for an emergency.