Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Sailors All Welcome
2023 marks our sixteenth 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 12th through Monday, August 21st. Our “Sr. Camper Program” is for rising 10th-12th graders who have experience and want to be considered for staff in the future.
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 Sr. Sailing Day Camp Program is a program where the campers will have multiple rolls. They will assist the staff with program instruction, assist the younger campers with their boats, gain leadership experience and develop an awareness of age group characteristics. Advanced sailing skills will be taught and possible larger boat experience will be provided if time allows. This program requires an interview with the Camp Director before registration.
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.
To register for our Summer Day Camps, click on the link below. To sign up for private lessons, give us a call. 252-249-2424.