Summer Sailing Camps & Lessons

500 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Phone: (757) 550-1732

About our Junior Camps.

The boats and sailing camp will operate off of F dock at the Oyster Farm Marina.

Ages 8-12 years will attend the morning session  from 9:00am-12:30pm and ages 13-17 will attend the afternoon session from 1:30pm-5:00.

A snack will be provided for your student during their session. If you have any allergies/restrictions, please be sure to note this on the medical form.

We kindly ask that you drop and pick up your child within 15 minutes of our start and end times, If you are going to be late, please give us a heads up. We will also have a daily sign-in/sign-out sheet, so we ask that you come down to the dock to sign your child in or out.

Students will only be allowed to leave camp with an authorized parent or guardian, unless permission is given for another guardian.

Additionally, we ask that your child brings the following items with them to camp every day:

  • Clothes that can get wet Towel
  • USCG approved Type III PFD (although one will be provided if needed)
  • Water bottle (preferably reusable)
  • Any medications they may need (i.e. Epi-Pen) Sunscreen and hat
  • Closed-toed shoes that can get wet (i.e. Tevas)

On Fridays we will have a short celebration, which we encourage you to attend. We also invite you to come to the Oyster Farm location about an hour early on that Friday, so that you can see your junior sailor sailing and maybe even hop in a boat with them! We will provide electronic access to the photos we take during the week and invite you to share them with family and friends!

The first day of camp involves a supervised swim test, where students will be asked to swim 25 yards without a PFD (life-jacket), put on a PFD in the water, and float for 30 seconds with the PFD on. If your child is a weak swimmer, please let the instructors know so that we can plan accordingly. Students will wear PFDs at all other times when sailing or on the water.

As stated, we encourage students to bring their own USCG approved Type III PFD. This PFD must be in usable condition, and we ask that you refrain from bringing inflatable-type PFDs. Although, if the child does not have a PFD, one will be provided.

If you have more questions, feel free to call Hannah Twiddy at (757) 550-1732 or email her. We are looking forward to a great first summer of the Cape Charles Sailing Camp! Cape Charles Sailing Camp Staff

Adult Sailing Lessons

We are pleased to offer weekday and weekend classes for adults during the Cape Charles Sailing Season, typically May-September.
Cost: Please contact for Group session rates.

Private Sailing Lessons 

Want to learn to sail, but not sure where to start? We offer private and semi-private sailing lessons to children and adults. Either for yourself or a group, please come out and enjoy the wonderful sport of sailing through private instruction. This is a hands-on learning where we will meet you where you are at and work to get you out on the water. 

Cost: $150 for 2 hours, $40 for every additional hour.*

*subject to change. 

Group Sailing Lessons and Outings Available

Please contact us for more information on getting your team out on the water.

picture of CCS logo