Junior Summer Sailing Camps - Adult Lessons - Private Lessons - Community Programs
500 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
About our Junior Camps.
Where: F dock at the Oyster Farm Marina
Ages: 8-14 years
Timings: 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday
Price: $375 (payment via paypal or Zelle on registration page)
Week Sessions (previously levels 1 and 2): Perfect for beginners, intermediate sailors or those brushing up on their skills. Campers will focus on safety, capsize drills, sailboat terminology, points of sail, reading wind and weather, and sailing a course. Once they have completed 2 weeks of sailing camp, they can move up to advanced sailing.
*highly encouraged to attend 2 weeks
June 10-14 , June 17-21
July 8-12 , July 15-19
Advanced camp (previously level 3) - This week will incorporate single-hand sailing, Bay sailing, and will include small and big boat sailing (weather permitting).
June 24-28 , July 22-26
*Highly suggested to register for 2 weeks of sailing camp. Regardless of having participated in previous years' camps, it is a good refresher and beneficial in building a foundation year after year.
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 (please email).
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 30 minutes early on that Friday, so that you can see your junior sailor out on the water and maybe even hop in a boat with them!
4 week Beginner/All Level Adult/Teen Sailing Course
June & July
Join us down on F-dock at Oyster Farm Marina for a 4 week series to get you comfortable sailing on the water. We will work on different aspects of sailing each week. Please come prepared to get wet, we will be starting on the sunfish sailboats! They are small, but they are the best way to learn how to sail.
Women on the Water
Join us for an evening all-women's sail. All levels are welcome. We have multiple sized boats for each to choose their adventure. You can choose to have the potential to get wet in one of our Sunfish or stay dry in one of our larger boats. Our goal is to have fun, get out on the water, and learn something new.
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. This is hands-on learning where we will meet you where you are at and work to get you out on the water.
When: June - October
Cost: $200 for 2 hours (up to 2 students), $60 for every additional hour/additional student
Community Events & Group Sailing
Want to have your team or group out on the water for a team-building experience or a fun event. We will work with you to create an event for you.
We work with local schools and programs to help support youth and adults out on the water. Please contact us to see how we can work together.