Youth Summer Sailing Camps
Let your child experience the thrills of sailing at our fun one week Kids Sailing Camps. In this introductory class, children 8 – 14 years old, will enjoy learning the basics of sailing, knot tying and seamanship aboard a variety of Sailing Center boats. Groups of campers in each boat, along with their instructor, will learn the joys of sailing, while navigating the waters of Alamitos Bay.
This camp has been designed to provide a positive outdoor experience in a fun, challenging environment that will be appreciated for a lifetime. Goals for camp participants include the mastery of basic sailing skills, a focus on safety, appreciation for the outdoors and the ocean, development of social skills, greater self-esteem in cooperative settings, the making of new friends, and of course FUN!
A special graduation lunch and prizes are included in the class fee. Campers bring a hat, change of clothes, towel, snack and sunscreen each day. A swim test will be given on the first day of class.
Expectations for the Sailors
Welcome Review of Camp Rules Snack Break
Sailing Rigging Demonstration Personal Gear Check
Swim Test Unrigging Demonstration Closing – Review
Day 2 – 5
Each day will include classroom time, rigging and unrigging, introduction and practice of new skills and review of the day. Fun games and special events will also be included each week. A complete schedule will be available on the first day of class.
One Week Sessions
Morning Sessions 8:45am-12:30pm
2014 Schedule still needed
Morning Sessions 8:45am to 12:30pm
Supervision will be available from 8:30am to 12:45pm
All sailors are required to take a swim test on the first day of class. This test is given in the bay water adjacent to the Sailing Center Dock. Sailors, dressed in normal sailing clothes, must be able to swim 75 feet in any manner, and tread water for one minute without a life jacket or outside assistance to pass the swim test. Remember to bring dry clothing to change into afterwards.
Lifejacket: Each student will be provided with and must wear a USCG approved Personal Flotation Device while on the docks or on the water.
Expectations for the Sailors
Sailors should always:
* Follow Junior Guidelines
* Be organized, be prepared and be responsible for their own equipment.
* Help and encourage others – cooperate with and assist others
* Be polite on and off the water to instructors, volunteers and other sailors
Sailors should never:
* Swear at, intimidate or harass anyone on or off the water
* Steal or borrow, without permission, anything that does not belong to them.
* Knowingly damage or destroy Sailing Center property or equipment
* Use controlled substances
Equipment: Each sailor must bring a change of clothes, towel, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses to each session
Location: Camp is located at the United States Sailing Center, 5489 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Our phone number is 562-433-7939
Lunches & Snacks: Sailors are requested to bring a snack and a bottle of water daily. A graduation lunch will be served on the last Friday of each camp session. Parents and friends are welcome to join for for the graduation. The parent/guest fee for additional graduation lunches will be $9.
Participation and Release Form: Each sailor must have a signed Participation and signed Release form on file with the Sailing Center before being allowed to participate in the camp. Forms are available at the Sailing Center and at www. ussclb.org
Sign-in & Out Procedures: Parents and/or guardians MUST sign their children in and out of camp each day.
Camp Staff: Our staff consists of individuals with extensive sailing experience, most US SAILING certified and all have First Aid and CPR certifications, who have a genuine interest in providing each sailor with a rewarding summer experience.
Transportation: Each sailor must have his/her own transportation to and from camp each day.
The program cost is $150/week
Need based scholarships may be available. Contact the US Sailing Center for information and an application.