camps beginner sailing

Sailing Summer Camp

Beginner Sailing - The First Step for Teens

Shoreline's Sailing camps have been reorganized for 2023 to simplify the progression between levels. This page is for the program previously named Basic Sailing, which has now been renamed to Beginner Sailing. The program which was previously offered as Beginner Sailing for ages 8-10 has been relaunched as Bug Sailing (now for ages 7-9).

As an activity that can be performed over a life time, sailing will produce a unique sense of accomplishment. Shoreline’s experienced and well-qualified instructors provide a supportive learning environment covering water safety, boat handling basics, rigging and de-rigging as well as knot tying. Daily lectures and on-the-water exercises progressively develop each essential skill as campers’ alternate skipper and crew duties with their partners to learn and work cohesively as a team. To give each camper an objective idea of their progress, an individualized skills assessment is provided.

Shoreline Lake holds the highest US Sailing standards as our own with priorities encompassing Safety, Fun and Learning. In this weeklong course, students will learn fundamental boating to prepare them for a lifetime of fun opportunities.

You’ll learn the following skills:

  • • Weather & Water Safety
  • • Vocabulary, Boat Handling
  • • Navigation and Steering
  • • Sail Trim, Right of Way
  • • Capsizing, Teamwork & More

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Prerequisites: Age 9-15.

What To Bring

Students should bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or fleece, a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and shoes that stay on your feet and can get wet. (Personal lifejacket highly recommended.)

Important: Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your class to check in.

Price: $545

Times Ages Price
9:00am-12:00pm 9-15 $545
2023 Dates: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
  • June 5-9
  • June 12-16
  • June 19-23
  • June 26-30
  • July 3-7
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-August 4
  • August 7-11
Programs Times Daily Weekly
Extra Camp Supervision 8:00 - 5:30pm $95 $375

Shoreline Lake will be open July 4th and all camps will meet according to their regular schedule.

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Directions to Our Facility

Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up.