camps beginner sailing

Sailing Summer Camp

Beginner Sailing - The First Step for Teens

Beginner Sailing is now offered in both an AM and PM timeslot. The AM and PM sections are separate camps, each with limited capacity. If you plan to attend camp with a friend please ensure you are both enrolling in the same program as transfers may not be available due to strict capacity limits. Beginner Sailing AM: 9:30am-11:30am. Beginner Sailing PM: 12pm-2pm.

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

AM Section: 9:30am-11:30am
PM Section: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Prerequisites: Age 9-15.

Lunch is not provided with this camp unless the camper is enrolled in Extended Care, in which case lunch will either be served before camp (for the PM session), or after camp (for the AM session). In such cases, the lunch for both the AM and PM sessions of Beginner Sailing will be served at 11:30am so please plan accordingly for drop-off or pick-up.

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.

Times Ages Price
AM Section: 9:30am-11:30am
PM Section: 12:00pm-2:00pm
9-15 $365
AM and PM Sections are separate camps.
Price is for enrollment in a single section (not both).
2024 Dates: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
  • June 3-7
  • June 10-14
  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28
  • July 1-5
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 5-9
  • August 12-16
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.