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.
|AM Section: 9:30am-11:30am
PM Section: 12:00pm-2:00pm
|AM and PM Sections are separate camps.
Price is for enrollment in a single section (not both).
|2024 Dates: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
|Extra Camp Supervision
|8:00 - 5:30pm
Shoreline Lake will be open July 4th and all camps will meet according to their regular schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up.