- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Sailing, Water Sports
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Credit Awarded: No
At Belle Haven Marina, your child will learn to sail in an atmosphere where fun, safety, and responsibility are paramount. Our summer camps are a place to play, learn, and grow. Children gain confidence around the water by learning safe sailing skills. Wearing life jackets in 14' Sunfish sailboats, students learn to sail confidently and have an all-around great time.
Please note students will complete capsize drills that require them to enter the water; students are required to wear life jackets at all times when on/in the water. On light air days, students might either be taught to safely paddle a canoe or kayak through the beautiful Dyke Marsh area surrounding the marina, or might cool off with a swim.
?Youth Basic Sailing Camp
-Ages 8-15-15 hours of hands-on lessons aboard a Sunfish
-Small student-to-instructor ratio of no more than 6:1
-Topics covered include:
Rigging a Sunfish
Knots used in rigging
The points of sail
Man overboard drills
Capsizing and recovery
Mooring and docking drills
?Youth Advanced Sailing School
Once a young sailor has mastered the Sunfish, they will be ready for new challenges. The advanced youth course introduces new boats to sharpen their sailing skills. The Flying Scot adds the jib sail training and provides the sailing thrills that keeps their attention!
-15 hours of hands-on lessons aboard a Flying Scot
-6:1 instructor-to-student ratio, or less
Courses are offered weekly through the first week of September, in either a morning session (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) or afternoon session (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.).