Our goal is to introduce youth to our community and the joy of sailing. To develop seamanship skills from the ages of 6 to 15 years old.
We offer Small Fry (ages 6-7), Level I and Intermediate/Advanced Summer Camp programs. In 2021, we will also offer a 1-Week Adventure Camp for ages 7-9 years old.
We will open registration for 2021 on Feb 1, 2021. Our Summer Camp will reflect the changes made to the school schedule due to Covid-19 and will follow national protocol.
Summer Program Offerings
Check Back: Registration Opens February 1, 2021!
Campers: Small Fry, Adventure Camp, Beginner Level 1 and Intermediate/Advanced Camp
Sailboats: Sunfish, Optimist, 420, Laser, O’Pen BIC
Location: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Beaufort, South Carolina
Camp Activities: SAILING! And other water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and wind surfing (on a per lesson basis).
The Learn to Sail Camp Programs
Level 1 Beginner Sailing Camp
This class is for our beginner sailors ages 8 to 15 years old who have never sailed before OR sailors who need a refresher.
Runs for 2 weeks: all participants MUST be present for both weeks. Optional 3rd week for those who need extra help before advancing to Level 2.
Sunfish, Optis, Land & Water Instruction
Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced Dinghy Sailing
This class helps sailors build on the basics learned in Introduction to Sailing to take on sailing solo in Sunfish, Optimists, Lasers, or O’Pen BICs with focus on right of way, course navigation, and basics of racing.
This is an 8-10 week summer camp experience with a minimum of 5 weeks required to participate.
This class is for older sailors who are ready to race. We will have practice scrimmages & focus on some more advanced rules and racing concepts for small boat sailing. The program will also consist of guest lecturers, video-based
learning concepts, and on-land instruction. Runs 2 weeks end of summer and feeds into High School Sailing and Beaufort Race Team (Traveling).
New 2021: Adventure Camp (7-9 years old)
A one-week adventure sail camp for youth ages 7-9 years old. Get a chance to excursion around our local Beaufort Area & take day sailing trips to a sandbar or nearby beach with safety boat and instructorship!
Small Fry Program (6-7 years old)
Small fry program is an exposure and introduction to water sports and learning about our local ecosystem. Taught by teachers: this is a 3-4 day experience for ages 6 & 7 years old. We will be on land, at the edge of the river, in the pool, and on the water with adult supervision and a buddy system. For knowledgeable swimmers only.