Summer Camps: Overview

2024 marks our seventeenth year of Sailing Camp. Bow to Stern’s “Jr. Sailing Day Camp” is for ages 6 through 15 in one week sessions. Program weeks : Monday, June 10th through Monday, August 23st. Our “Keelboat Program” is for rising 10th-12th graders who are interested in learning how to sail on a small basic keelboat and earn their ASA 101.

We have boats for all ages and experiences, starting with our Optimist class dinghies, followed by our Lasers and the FJ fleet. Beginner through advanced sailors use the appropriate boat according to size and age.

The Jr. Sailing Day Camp week starts with games, an intro to boating land lesson, followed by rigging boats. A typical day involves instruction tailored to experience level and abilities. By the end of the week, sailors will have learned sailing terminology, knot tying, sail trim, points of sail, sailing safety, capsizing, and navigation rules all according to each sailor’s ability.

The Keelboat Program is a program where the campers learn how to sail a small keelboat. This program only runs selective weeks, so be sure to check the calendar and register early. A typical day involves a team building activity in the morning, followed by careful preparations for that day’s sail. Each day will start at 9am and end at 5pm excluding Thursday, which will be an overnight under supervision. By the end of the week, when sailors pass their written and practical test, they will earn their ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat Certification), which is recognized internationally.

Camp is a week of fun! Each day on the water is unlike the next. But above all, we teach character development through teamwork and experiential learning.

During the weeks of summer camp, your whole family can learn to sail via camp for the kids and private lessons for the adults.

All programs will provide an instructor/captain that will stay with their group for the entire length of the activity. We maintain a small group policy for all activities including lunch, breaks, sailing, etc.

We suggest that you register quickly as some weeks may fill.

Contact Us at 252-249-2424 or Email for more information…

To sign up for private lessons, give us a call. 252-249-2424.

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