Beginner Sailing Camps
Basic sailing will be taught so that campers will be comfortable and confident tacking, gybing, capsizing, and sailing on all points of sail. All instructors are US Sailing certified sailing instructors and many are lifeguards as well. Our proven methodology of teaching ensures that everyone has fun while learning to sail safely.
Two week learn to sail camps are our most popular and rewarding. During the second week, we are able to play more games on the water, thus allowing the camper to synthesize and process their new skills.
The different camps listed here are based on the boats used for that camp. By providing different sized boats, we are able to ensure that our different sized campers are all in boats perfectly suited for them.Sailors will go on an exploration adventure to Hart-Miller Island on the first Friday of Camp and every two week session will will culminate in a graduation ceremony, where parents can visit and see their children sail.
Blue Dragon Sailing Camp (Ages 8-10)
Using BCSC's Blue Dragon Prams, our youngest sailors will sail solo in these fun, colorful, and self-bailing boats. Blue Dragon Prams are a cousin to the Optimist sailboat, making them the world-wide standard for youth learn-to-sail programs. BCSC has eight Blue Dragons, two each in orange, red, blue, and lime green.
Blue Dragons Session 1: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749
Blue Dragons Session 2: July 10 - July 21 (2 weeks) - $749
Blue Dragons Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (2 weeks) - $749
Blue Dragons Session 4: August 7 - August 18 (2 weeks) - $749
Xcite Sailing Camp (Ages 10-13)
Using BCSC's Xcite sailboats, young sailors will sail solo in these fun and versitile 10' boats. This is BCSC's iconic fleet of camp boats and we used them for all of our learn-to-sail camps for many years. Today, the 2-week Xcite beginner camp is still the most popular camp we offer because of its proven success.
Xcite Session 1: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749
Xcite Session 2: July 10 - July 21 (2 weeks) - $749
Xcite Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (2 weeks) - $749
Xcite Session 4: August 7 - August 18 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Beginner Sailing Camp (Ages 14-16)
Formerly the JY-15 camp, slightly older campers will utilize BCSC's two-person sailboats. Sailors may be paired with someone more experienced for sailing each day, since this camp group is combined with the intermediate level Bayfarers adventure camp.
Bayfarers Session 1: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Session 2: July 10- July 21 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Session 4: August 7 - August 18 (2 weeks) - $749
Learn to Windsurf! Sailors will tear through Hawk Cove on windsurfers under the supervision of U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors. This camp is perfect for campers who want to take their sailing to the next level, although no sailing experience is required. Some people just prefer to stand up while they sail!
July 24 - July 28 (1 Week) - $389