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    University of Maine: Two Week Sailing Camp

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Sailing, Water Sports
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    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. Our sailing programs combine learning sailing skills with a traditional summer camp experience. The best of both worlds!

    Blueberry Cove's two-week Sailing Camps offers opportunities to the camper who wants to learn to sail whether they are an overnight or day camper.

    The Day Sailor program is for kids ages 9-17 and runs Monday through Friday for two weeks. Our sailing programs combine learning sailing skills with a traditional summer camp experience.  The best of both worlds!

    For our Overnight Sailors, the sailing program is an additional focus with part of the day spent sailing and the rest of the day engaged in regular overnight camp activities. Monday through Friday the Overnight two-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.

    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:

    • Safety
    • Parts of a sailboat
    • Wind awareness
    • How sails work
    • Rigging the boat
    • Sailing upwind and downwind
    • Capsize and overboard recovery
    • Leaving and returning to a dock or mooring
    • Right-of-way
    • Weather, tides, and currents
    • Knots and lines
    • Ecology of St. George harbors
    • History of St. George sailing

    And above all, have plenty of FUN!