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We teach sailing and important life lessons.
In sailing, we start by teaching theory.
Every morning, we begin with a classroom session which goes over theory and explains what they will practice that day. Then sailors head out into the harbor and turn theory into practice. Over the week, the kids learn terminology, rigging, hoisting, trimming, steering, tacking, jibing and much, much more!
Sailing is also great for teaching life lessons. Simple duties like coiling the ropes, washing down the boat and making everything ship-shape can spill over into every day life. “Oh, that’s why I should clean my room!”
Sailing also teaches self-confidence. It’s easy to learn to tie a figure-8 knot. But then suddenly, you know how to tie it and you can show other people. You are now a leader. Over the course of each week, teens will learn how to rig and sail a boat. Back at school in the fall, your kid will have a special skill which makes them unique and a stand-out.
Sailing for one week on a boat creates teamwork and camaraderie. You can’t raise a sail without several hands working in unison. The skipper can’t chart a course without getting his or her crew to adjust the sheets. Lasting friendships are created by sailing together on boats.
Tuition for a full week is $294.00. To enroll and reserve your child's spot in this week's Sail Camp, you will need to pay 50% of the tuition fee – $147, the rest will be paid on the first day of class. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or check. This program is open to children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18.