Youth Camps
Ages 8-12

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

After School at the CBC

Sea Stars After School

$120 / child

Ages 8-12
Four 2.5-hour Sessions
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Give your child the opportunity to build comfort on the water and engage with the marine world!  

In this after school adventure kids will learn the basics of cold water safety while trying out all the watersports we offer. 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 — 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 your child form a lifelong connection to the sea by integrating elements of nature, science and mindful play.

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

This program is designed to be repeated.

No experience necessary; all equipment and instruction is provided.

SPRING:

Session 1: 5/4 , 5/6 , 5/11 , 5/13
Session 2: 5/18 , 5/20 , 5/25 , 5/27
Session 3: 6/1 , 6/3 , 6/8 , 6/10

Session 4: 6/15 , 6/17

FALL:

Session 1: 9/7 , 9/9 , 9/14 , 9/16
Session 2: 9/21 , 9/23 , 9/28 , 9/30

 

Summer at CBC

Adventure Camp
$360
10am-4pm

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 1:6/21 – 6/25
Session 2: 7/12 – 7/16
Session 3: 7/26 – 7/30 *Womxn Only!
Session 4: 8/23 – 8/27

Junior Cruisers
$360
10am - 4pm

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 your child form a lifelong connection to the sea by integrating elements of nature, science and mindful play. 

Each program is led by a US Sailing certified instructor.

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

Session 1: 7/5 – 7/9
Session 2: 8/2 – 8/6 *FULL*
Session 3: 8/16 – 8/20

Learn to Sail Camp
$360
10am - 4pm

This camp 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 camp most sailors will be able to independently rig a Quest and sail it in light breeze. This camp is a good fit for brand new sailors and returning sailors alike. 

If campers 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 camp.

Each program is led by a US Sailing certified instructor.

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

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