Southeast Youth Summer Camp Programs 2014

Most organizations offer weeklong sessions with special courses running two weeks or longer. Times vary from half day to full day schedules. All campers must be able to pass a swim test. A USCG approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for all sailors. Some camps provide these, however some require you to bring them with you. Check the club’s website for more details.



Hampton Yacht Club
Ages: 6-18  |  Starts: June 16
New this year “Messing About in Boats.”


Seaford Yacht Club
Ages: 8-18  |  Starts: June 16
Four levels, each building on skills from previous session.



Carolina Yacht Club
Ages: 7+  |  Starts: June 9 (registration deadline May 23)
Learn to sail to advance race techniques.


Bow to Stern Youth Sailing – Oriental, NC
Ages: 7-16  |  Starts:  June 16
Beginners to advanced, Keel Boat Cruising and Counselors in Training Programs


North Carolina Maritime Museum
Junior Sailing Program
Ages: 8-15  |  Starts: June 9
Basic through advanced sailing.


Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports in Duck
AGES:  7-14  |  STARTS:  June 23
Intro. and intermediate classes. US Sailing instructors.



South Carolina Yacht Club – Hilton Head
Ages: 6-17  |  Starts: June 2
22nd Season. Four levels of instruction in Optimists and 420s.


Beaufort (S.C.) Yacht and Sailing Club
Ages: 8-12  |  Starts: June 9
Choose from sailing, fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.


James Island Yacht Club
Ages: 7-17  |  Starts: June 9
Sailing marine ecosystem exploring, kayaking, swimming and fishing wrapped into one camp.


Charleston Yacht Club/Charleston Community Sailing
Ages: 5 – 18  |  Starts: June 9
Guppy to advance racer in Optimist, Open BIC and 420s. New this year; Adventure Sail for beginners who want to learn more.



Savannah Sailing Center
Age: 5+  |  Starts: June 2
“Guppy” camp for children 5-7 and “Catch the Wind” for 8+. Taught at the Chatham County Recreation Department’s Lake Mayer Boathouse



SPARS of St. Augustine
Ages: 9-15  |  Starts: June 9
Teaches youth sailing in Salt run at Anastasia Water Sports located within Anastasia State Park.


Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County, Vero Beach
Ages: 8-13  |  Starts: June 16
Six learn to sail sessions.


The US SAILING Center of Martin County, Inc., Jensen Beach
Ages: 5-17  |  Starts: June 9
Learn to sail and race in a safe and sportsmanlike manner.


Shake-A-Leg Miami
Ages: Varied  |  Starts: June 9
Opportunities for children, youth and adults with or without physical challenges to experience beautiful Biscayne Bay.  A variety of Summer Camp options including Water Sports, Island Adventure and Summer Outings.


Coconut Grove Sailing Club
Ages: 7-14  |  Starts: June 9
Two-week camps with a dedicated fun day each week.


Coral Reef Yacht Club
Ages: 8-17  |  Starts: June 9. Two-week sessions
From beginner sailors to advanced racers, low sailor to instructor ratio, fresh cooked meals and individualized instruction.


Upper Keys Sailing Club – Key Largo
Ages: 6-18  |  Week-long sessions
UKSC works with Mark Sorenser Youth Sailing Program. Residents and visitors welcomed.


Naples Community Sailing Center
Ages: 8+  |  Starts: June 9
U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors teach the basic sailing program. Intermediate and Intro to Racing also offered.


Edison Sailing Center, Fort Myers
Ages: 8-17  |  Starts: June 2
Sailing, powerboating, windsurfing, environmental marine science, and fishing.


Sarasota Youth Sailing Program
Ages: 5-18  |  Starts: Jun 9
New this year is the expanded REACH program to include marine science in the morning when the wind is light.


Clearwater Community Sailing Center
Ages: 5-17  |  Starts: June 2
Little Puffs for ages 5-7, Prams, 420s, Water Adventure, Windsurfing and Camp Awesome for high functioning kids with special needs are all offered throughout the summer.


Saint Andrew Bay Yacht Club – Panama City
Ages: 5-10 and 11-18  |  Starts: June 9
Program is based on the U.S. sailing curriculum and designed with an emphasis on FUN, first and foremost!


Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, Pensacola Beach
Ages: 7+  |  Dates: August  4-8
Students are introduced to Sunfish and Hobie Catamarans and learn in the boat that best suits them.



Mobile Bay Sailing School
Ages: 8-18  |  Starts: June 9
Optimist and 420‘s for beginners to advanced. Special half day session during week three for ages 7-9



Biloxi Yacht Club
Ages: 7-18  |  Starts: Jun 2
Camp is Monday – Thursday with Friday night racing. Register early.


Bay-Waveland Yacht Club
Ages: 8+  |  Starts: Jun 3
Four two-week sessions followed by a huge regatta and banquet. Sessions are Tue. – Friday. Focuses on safety, fun and learning.



Pontchartrain Yacht Club
Ages: 8-14  |  Starts: June 2
Four, two week sessions. Optimist, 420s, Sunfish and Flying Scots. Discount for 2+ children.



Houston Yacht Club
Ages: 5+  |  Starts: June 8
New sailors of all ages, experienced racers and a new Adventure Sailing option.