The CBC has added six new RS Quests sailboats to our fleet. The RS Quest provides a stable learning environment for youth just beginning the sport of sailing, while also providing growth opportunity for those youth sailors ready to move on to intermediate skill development.
Give your child the gift of learning on a RS Quest this summer!
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Youth Summer Day Camps at the CBC

For youth ages 9-14

Day camps run from 10 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday.

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

All Community Boating Center youth camps are focused on exposing participants to skill-building, community engagement, team and leadership growth, confidence building, safety awareness, and fun. Each of our camps are led by CPR/First Aid/AED certified instructors who have extensive boating and youth leadership experience.

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.

Learn more about our new RS Quest sailboats!

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Adventure Sailing Summer Camp

$310/week, Ages 9-14, Maximum 15/camp

2018 Adventure Sailing Camp Dates

June 18 - 22, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

July 23 - 27, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

August 6 - 10, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about our new RS Quest sailboats!

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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. This year, the magic will be taken to the next level with the addition of the popular new best-selling boat from RS Sailing - the RS Quest. The CBC is excited to bring a new level of sailing and learning to our youth participants with the addition of the RS Quest.

Our Adventure Sailing Camp provides a safe, fun setting for kids to discover the magic of sailing for 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 many more fun and stimulating skills and concepts.

As with all of our camps, kids will make some great friends, build their 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 are included in the week's activities when possible.

All Community Boating Center camps are focused on skill-building, community engagement, team and leadership growth, confidence building, safety awareness, and fun. Each of our camps are led by CPR/First Aid/AED certified instructors who have extensive boating and youth leading experience.

Intermediate Sailing Summer Camp

$310/week, Ages 9-14, Maximum 12/camp

2018 Intermediate Sailing Camp Dates

July 2 - 6, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*There is the possibility for additional 2018 dates for the Intermediate Sailing camp based on community interest.

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 gets 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.

This year the CBC is excited to be able to offer Intermediate Sailing youth campers the opportunity to grow their skills using the new RS Quest sailboats. The RS Quest provides a safe and stable learning environment, while still offering positive challenges for youth sailors to build strong sailing skills in a dynamic and cutting edge vessel. The RS Quest is a lively yet accessible boat, equally primed for sailing, racing and lessons.

Learn more about our new RS Quest sailboats!

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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.

All Community Boating Center camps are focused on skill-building, community engagement, team and leadership growth, confidence building, safety awareness, and fun. Each of our camps are led by CPR/First Aid/AED certified instructors who have extensive boating and youth leading experience.

Sail & Paddlesports Summer Camp

$310/week, Ages 9-14, Maximum 15/camp

2018 Sail & Paddlesports Camp Dates

June 25 - 29, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

July 9 - 13, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

July 16 - 20, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

July 30 - August 3, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

August 13 - 17, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about our new RS Quest sailboats!

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This favorite is a sampler of many of the activities we offer at the Community Boating Center: sailing, kayaking, stand-up-paddleboarding and, when possible, 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, so that participants have a strong foundation and desire from which to continue learning in the future.

Our camps run rain or shine and we adjust our activities to fit the weather conditions each day. Occasionally camps have the opportunity to visit nearby boats such as the Schooner Zodiac or the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin.

All Community Boating Center camps are focused on skill-building, community engagement, team and leadership growth, confidence building, safety awareness, and fun. Each of our camps are led by CPR/First Aid/AED certified instructors who have extensive boating and youth leading experience.

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