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    University of Maine: Two Week Sailing Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Sailing, Water Sports
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This program is for the camper who feels one week of camp is just not enough OR for the camper would love to learn to sail. This session is open to any camper, it is also a session that offers a sailing focus! 

    Monday through Friday the 2-week session follows the same daily rhythm as the 1-week session … but on the weekend, the schedule is thrown to the wind in exchange for a grand adventure canoe trip to an island quarry or a trip to a remote beach! The session wraps up with a celebratory lobster bake and bonfire on the beach. We offer the two-week session weeks 3-4 with sailing focus and are now offering an option to turn weeks 7-8 into a two week session.

    Sailing instruction is provided by the St. George Community Sailing Foundation, which teaches sailing, seamanship and water safety to children and adults on Maine’s Saint George peninsula. The program also encourages respect for our water environment and honors Maine’s nautical history.

    Lead by three experienced instructors, certified by the US Sailing Association, campers are given the opportunity to learn about:

    SafetyParts of a sailboatWind awarenessHow sails workRigging the boatSailing upwind and downwindCapsize and overboard recoveryLeaving and returning to a dock or mooringRight-of-wayWeather, tides, and currentsKnots and linesEcology of St. George harborsHistory of St. George sailing

    And above all, have plenty of FUN!