Teen Camps

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

If the program you are interested in is full please join our waitlist by filling out the form below.

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Teen Adventure
$260
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages 13-17
Sesson 1: 8/15-8/19

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!

Teen Epic Adventure
$260
10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages 13-17
Session 1: 6/27-7/1
Session 2: 7/11-7/15

Our newest Teen offering, Epic Adventure gives teens the opportunity to sail, paddle and explore all day on the bay!

Duration: 30 hours; five consecutive days; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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!

Teen Coastal Cruising
$260
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages 13-17
Session 1: 7/18-7/22
Session 2: 8/8-8/12

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!

Teen Learn to Sail
$260
1:00pm - 5pm
Ages 13-17
Session 1: 6/20-6/24 *FULL*
Session 2: 7/4 -7/8
Session 3: 8/1-8/5

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!

Teen Performance Sailing
$260
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages 13-17
Session 1: 7/25-7/29
Session 2: 8/22-8/24

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!