Sailing Camps: Overview

2021 marks our fourteenth year of Day Camp. Bow to Stern’s “Sailing Day Camp” runs for ages 6 through 15 in one week sessions starting Monday, May 31st and continuing through the week of Monday August 30th, and for rising 10th graders and up is our new Keelboat/Leadership Program: July 12th-16th and August 2nd-6th.

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 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.

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.

New this year is our “Keelboat/Leadership Program”. This program is specifically designed for rising 10th-12th graders who have an interest in sailing and leadership development. It will encompass small group instruction time on land and on a keelboat. As we blend the traditional camp experience with this next level of certification, our goal with this program is to help each sailor build life skills and gain a better understanding of group dynamics. The sailors will participate in some of the traditional camp activities such as watermelon on the beach and ice cream at the Bean, but they will arrive to those activities via their keelboats. At the end of the week they should have the skills needed to obtain the ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Sailing Certification.
Weeks Scheduled: July 12th-16th and August 2nd-6th.

In addition to Day Camp, we also offer a “Family Camp” putting Mom, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, and any other family members together. This will be an independent program, and will be separated from our traditional summer camp. Family Camp is an opportunity to sail and learn on small boats (Optis, Lasers, FJ’s), or the bigger keel boats.

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. keeping surfaces and equipment clean, and observing the North Carolina Day Camp Requirements.

We suggest that you register quickly as some weeks are filling up.

To register for our traditional week long Summer Day Camp, click on the link below. To register for our New Family Program, give us a call. 252-249-2424

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