Sailing Camp




Details & Pricing

Summer Sailing Camp Information & Registration:

Thousands of youngsters have attended the USSCMC Summer Sailing Camp over the past twenty years. Much of the program’s success can be attributed to the skill, enthusiasm, and dedication of our instructors. Many current instructors began as junior sailors and are now passing their knowledge, experience, and passion for sailing on to the next generation. All sessions are coached by friendly, US Sailing Certified Instructors.

We offer camp sessions for the beginner to the advanced sailor. Participants progress at their own pace. 

Camp Schedule:

Monday- Friday 

8:30 to 3:30 PM for Opti (7-12) & Dinghy Sessions (ages 12-17)

9 AM-Noon for Little Skippers (ages 5 -7)

Upcoming weekly schedules:

August 1-5   SOLD-OUT


Camp Sessions:

Opti for ages 7-12

Dinghy for ages 12-17

Please note: sailors will be assessed on the first day of camp and placed in beginner, intermediate or advanced sessions

What to Bring to Camp:

Shoes: Closed-in shoes are required at all times. Shoes may be either boat shoes or regular sneakers that can get wet. Students must wear their shoes at all times. This requirement includes land activities, as well as on-the-water activities. Open toe shoes are not acceptable for camp. NO FLIP-FLOPS PLEASE. **Recommended- Crocs, water shoes, Keens or tennis shoes that can get wet

Eye & Skin Protection: Campers should apply sun block (at least SPF 15) and lip balm before arriving to camp. A hat with a brim and properly filtered sunglasses with a lanyard are also strongly recommended. Campers should bring extra sunscreen and lip balm to camp to reapply throughout the day.

Change of Clothes & Towel: Please bring a change of clothes and towel; you will get wet sailing! Please plan on arriving to camp in your sailing attire and/or bathing suit each day and only change clothes before leaving.

Water Bottle: Please provide your camper with a reusable water bottle marked with their name on it for replenishing, and using while on the water sailing and throughout the camp day.

Camp Session Descriptions:   

Little Skippers:

Little Skippers meet half-day from 9 am to Noon. The camp is a hands-on class geared toward making sailors comfortable in and around sailboats. Many instructional games will be intermingled with learning about the boat and the wind, with the primary focus on fun and safety!

Opti Sailors:

Sailors will be evaluated and placed in a group based on their sailing abilities. Sailors must be between the ages of 7 to 12.


Sailors will be introduced to wind direction and have a chance to sail double-handed, alternating between crew and skipper positions. In addition, they will learn knot tying, sail trim, boat trim, steering, and practice capsize and recovery drills. This will also provide the sailor the opportunity to rig and de-rig a boat and practice land drills.

Opti Intermediate/Advanced

This session is designed for the sailor who is ready for advanced sailing and racing techniques. Emphasis is placed on advanced sail trim, body position, boat speed & technique. This session offers an introduction to course racing, high wind sailing, rudderless sailing, etc.

Dinghy Sailors:


This session is designed for the sailor’s first experience in a sailboat for the sailor new to sailing. For the sailor, this session is designed for the sailor’s first experience in a sailboat. Sailors will be introduced to wind direction and have a chance to sail double-handed, alternating between crew and skipper positions. Instruction will offer knot tying, sail trim, boat trim, and steering. Sailors will also practice capsize and recovery drills and the  sailor will learn to rig and de-rig a boat and practice land drills.

Intermediate/Advanced Sailor

 Sailors will have the opportunity to advance their skipper and crew skills and improve their overall technique regarding responsibilities and     positioning. In addition, sailors will be introduced to high-level techniques used for individual and team racing and will have the chance to practice   their sailing skills and racing form. 

Helpful Hints:

Sailors should bring a gear bag daily with the following items: a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, water shoes, sunglasses, and a beach towel. Sailors are encouraged to wear bathing suits and/or sailing gear to camp.

Camp Director:

Coach Hunter Sorensen, US Sailing Certified Level 1, 2 & 3 Instructor



May be upgraded to full annual membership any time before expiration for $270 additional. The annual membership provides more boat choices and discounts of junior sailing programs during the school year and satisfies the requirement of membership for High School Sailors. Annual membership offers Adult Socials, Family & Adult Racing, Member Clinics and much more.

Camp Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be issued up to 2 weeks prior to the start of camp session, less a $25 processing fee. Within two weeks of the first day of camp, the sailor will be issued credit which may be applied towards future camp sessions, a USSCMC membership, or private sailing lessons.

After the first day of camp, no refunds or credits will be issued.