Teen Camps

Scholarships are available to support up to 100% of the cost of our youth programs.

Summer at CBC

TGIF Drop-In Paddling

$30 / teen
Ages 13-18
2.5 Hour Session
Fridays

Join us on Fridays to release the stress of the week and get out on the bay! Learn the basics or improve your skills in the boat of your choice. We’ll explore the pocket beaches of Boulevard Park or venture up the Chuckanut coastline (conditions permitting). Students can choose to paddleboard, kayak or row — all are easy to learn and a great way to get outside with friends. Ask us about earning PE credits!

Each program is led by an ACA or US Sailing certified instructor.

No experience necessary; all equipment and instruction is provided.

SPRING: May 7 – June 18
FALL: September 10 – September 24

Summer at CBC

Teen Adventure
$240
Five 4-hour sessions.

Sail, paddle and explore all day on the bay!

In this program students will learn the basics of cold water safety while trying out all the boats in our fleet. We’ll get out on the bay to sail, paddle or row, navigating to beaches where we’ll explore and learn about our marine world.  

We know that process matters, that’s why we focus our goals, activities, and learning opportunities around individual and group development and building self confidence while having fun. Our holistic approach will help students form a lifelong connection to the sea by integrating elements of nature, science and mindfulness. 

Each program is led by an ACA or US Sailing certified instructor.

Prerequisites: None, all levels of experience are welcome! This program is designed to be repeated.

What’s Next? Refine your sailing skills in our Learn to Sail program or rent a boat and explore on your own!

Session 1 : 7/5 – 7/9
Session 2 : 7/12 – 7/16
Session 3: 8/16 – 8/22

Teen Coastal Cruising
$240
Five 4-hour sessions

Explore Bellingham Bay and the Chuckanut coastline in this all day cruising camp! Students will learn the basics of sailing on our 24’ keelboat while setting off on a new adventure each day. 

Keelboats are large sailboats where students and instructors are all on the same boat. They are fun, fast, and require teamwork and good communication. Sailors will try out all the different crew positions and even have a turn at the helm!

We know that process matters, that’s why we focus our goals, games, and learning opportunities around individual and group development and building self confidence while having fun. Our holistic approach will help to form a lifelong connection to the sea by integrating elements of nature, science and mindfulness. 

Each program is led by a US Sailing certified instructor.

This program is designed to be repeated. No experience necessary.

Prerequisites: None, all levels of experience are welcome!

What’s Next? Refine your skills in our Learn to Sail program or rent a boat and explore on your own!

Session 1: 6/28 – 7/2
Session 2: 7/19 – 7/23
Session 3: 8/9 – 8/13

Teen Learn to Sail
$240 Five 4-hour sessions.

This program teaches the basics of sailing and will put kids at the helm of our RS Quest — a multi-handed boat that demands teamwork and good communication. Throughout the week we’ll cover all the skills needed to become independent, including: rigging, sailing theory, hand exchange tacking, jibing, capsize recovery, docking, and person overboard drill.

By the end of the week most sailors will be able to independently rig a Quest and sail it in light breeze. This program is a good fit for brand new sailors and returning sailors alike. 

If students would like to rent the boat and sail on their own, they will need to pass a skills test to show that they have developed and retained the necessary skills. We find that students are usually ready to pass the skills test after two sessions of this program.

Each program is led by a US Sailing certified instructor.

This program is designed to be repeated. No experience necessary.

Prerequisites: None, all levels of experience are welcome!

What’s Next? Refine your skills in our Performance Sailing program or rent a boat and explore on your own!

Session 1: 6/21 – 6/25
Session 2: 7/12 – 7/16 * Womxn only!
Session 3: 8/2 – 8/6

Teen Performance Sailing
$240
Five 4-hour sessions.

 

Do you already have a strong grasp of basic sailing? This program offers the next step towards mastering the sport. We will explore advanced concepts and push students to develop new skills, like sailing with spinnakers and windsurfing. By the end of the program most sailors will be comfortable independently sailing any boat in our fleet of wind powered watercraft!

Each program is led by a US Sailing certified instructor.

Prerequisites: Multiple sessions of our Learn to Sail programs or equivalent experience. This program is designed to be repeated.

What’s Next? Join us for Race Night, use your skills to teach others, or race on the High School racing team!

Session 1: 7/26 – 7/30
Session 2: 8/23 – 8/27