Youth Summer Day Camps at the CBC

For youth ages 9-14

Day camps run from 10 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday unless stated on registration (exception is the week of July 4th).

All campers must pass swimming test on first day, swimming test consists of swimming in wetsuit, without a life jacket, 50 meters and a 3 minute water treading test.

Campers should come each day with:

  • swimsuit
  • towel
  • water/water bottle
  • lunch and snacks
  • dry clothes
  • warm clothes
  • water shoes (tennis shoes are ok)
  • sunscreen

The Community Boating Center will provide life jackets and wetsuits. We also have a limited number of water shoes to loan out.

Adventure Sailing Summer Camp

$285/week, Ages 9-14, Maximum 10/camp

If you've ever been sailing you know the magic feeling of the wind catching your sails, the boat heeling over, and the hull cutting through the water.

Our Adventure Sailing Camp is to provide a safe, fun setting for kids to discover the magic of sailing themselves. In a week of sailing we'll cover all of the basic  concepts, including: rigging, tacking, jibing, capsize recovery, points of sail, docking, person overboard, and much more.

As with all of our camps, kids will make some great friends, build self-confidence, have a ton of fun, and set a solid foundation for a lifetime of sailing. Participants will also enjoy non-sailing activities such as paddleboarding, games, and land-based activities depending on weather conditions and group interest. Sailing on visiting vessels and visits to nearby boats such as the Schooner Zodiac can also happen.

2017 Adventure Sailing Camp Dates:

June 20-23 ($235)

July 24-28

August 7-11

Intermediate Sailing Summer Camp

$200/partial week, Ages 9-14, Maximum 10/camp

This camp is intended for youth that already have prior sailing experience and a basic foundation of sailing skills. Youth sailors may have enjoyed our Adventure Sailing Camp, participated in another great youth sailing camp in Bellingham, or have sailing experience in their personal life. Our Intermediate Sailing Camp goes beyond the basics and get into the physics and fine tuning of sailing, sail trim, and boat control. We'll lightly introduce some racing concepts, crew leadership, and encourage participants to skipper small boats solo.

As with all of our camps, participants will make some great friends, build self-confidence, have a ton of fun, and set a solid foundation for a lifetime of sailing. Each camp is led by a US Sailing Certified Instructor. Participants will also enjoy non-sailing activities such as paddleboarding and land-based activities depending on weather conditions and group interest.

2017 Intermediate Sailing Class Dates:

July 5-7

Sail & Paddlesports Summer Camp

$285/week, Ages 9-14, Maximum 15/camp

This favorite is a sampler of many of the activities we offer at the Community Boating Center: sailing, kayaking, stand-up-paddleboarding, and occasionally outrigger canoeing and rowing. Youth love being able to try out different boats based on their interest, the group's interest, and the weather conditions. We intentionally focus initiatives, games, and skill building activities around individual and group skill development, building self confidence, and simply having fun on the water. We expect that your child will leave having learned basic kayaking, sailing, navigation, and safe boating skills - but an overall positive experience with small-boats is our goal in this camp.

Our camps run rain or shine and we adjust our activities to fit the weather conditions each day. Occasionally camps may even visit nearby boats such as the Schooner Zodiac or the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin.  Kids won't want this one to end!

2017 Sail & Paddlesports Summer Camp Dates:

June 26-30

July 10-14

July 17-21

July 30-August 4

August 14-18