2024 Opti & Seahorse Camps

2024 Opti & Seahorse Camps

Welcome to Lakewood Yacht Club's 2024 Summer Sailing Camps, where adventure awaits on the open water! Get ready for an exhilarating summer filled with the wind in your sails and memories to last a lifetime.

Experience the thrill of sailing in one of the best areas for this sport, boasting consistently strong winds throughout the season. Whether you're just dipping your toes into sailing or you're a seasoned sailor looking to refine your skills, we have something for everyone, catering to different age groups and skill levels.

At Lakewood Yacht Club, we believe in the power of sport to boost confidence and foster new friendships. As campers embark on their sailing journey, they'll discover a newfound sense of freedom and joy on the water. Our expert instructors will guide them through the basics of sailing, teaching them how to harness the wind and navigate the waves with skill and confidence.

But our camps offer much more than just sailing lessons. Participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to promote teamwork, communication, and outdoor exploration. From exciting water sports to creative arts and crafts, our programs are packed with fun and adventure for all.

Our dedicated instructors are passionate about inspiring children to lead healthy, active lifestyles. Through a combination of sports, games, and challenges, we keep campers engaged, smiling, and eager to learn. As they develop essential social skills and forge bonds with their peers and coaches, they'll emerge from our camps stronger, more confident, and bursting with enthusiasm for sailing.

Join us for an unforgettable summer of fun, learning, and adventure at Lakewood Yacht Club. Let the wind carry you to new horizons as you embark on an exciting sailing journey with us!


2024 Calendar:

Optimist Camp: June 10th - June 14th, 2024

Seahorse Camp: June 17th - June 21th, 2024


Age Groups:

Optimist Camp: 2nd to 5th grade (Ages 7 - 10)

Seahorse Camp: 6th to 11th grade (Ages 11 - 16)


Schedule:

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Here is a list of everything camper needs to bring each day:

Swimsuit, rash guard & shorts
Buff / gaiter to provide sun protection
Water shoes that stay attached to the feet – no flip flops!
Coast Guard approved life jacket with whistle attached
Sunglasses
Hat
Towel
Sunscreen
Dry bag (Waterproof bag)
Refillable water bottle (Water and Gatorade will be provided)
Optional – Change of clothes
* Please label all personal items. 
If anything is misplaced there will be a lost and found table located by the pool.


Food:

Lunch and snacks are provided every day.
If your child has a special dietary program or any allergic condition, please inform us.


Curriculum Highlights: 

Our integrated program combines sailing with various water-sports, aiming to foster a lifelong love for sailing while promoting personal growth through the sport. Our curriculum goes beyond sailing techniques and boat maintenance, providing campers with a holistic experience on the water. They'll delve into the intricacies of sailing, mastering techniques like trimming at different points of sail and rigging / unrigging boats. But more than that, they'll immerse themselves in the exhilarating sensation of riding the waves. Our goal is not only to teach sailing but to instill a passion for the sport that will become a cornerstone of their lives. Through sailing, campers will discover the joy of exploration, the importance of teamwork, and the satisfaction of personal improvement.

Prerequisites: 

No experience necessary, new sailors, intermediate and racing sailors welcome.

Boats and Equipment:

Campers will have access to all necessary water-sports equipment, including Optimist boats for the Optimist Camp and FJ boats for the Seahorse Camp. Boats and essential gear are provided, ensuring a top-quality experience on the water for all participants.

Course Fees and Registration:

Information on how to secure your spot will be published here soon. Don't miss out on this opportunity for your child to explore the wonders of sailing in a safe and supportive environment.

Safety First!

At Lakewood Yacht Club, safety is our top priority. All sailors will be required to wear buoyancy aids at all times while on the water. Our private sailing facility is fully sheltered and closed to outside entrance, and our team is well-prepared with comprehensive risk analysis and emergency plans to ensure a secure environment for all participants.

Swim Test:

All campers must pass a swim test, even if they have done so in a previous year. We have lifeguards available to give the test. If you feel your child might need a life jacket for assistance during the swim test this is allowed, so please have it available if needed. Please be advised, children who need their life jacket to pass the swim test will be required to wear their life jacket during all pool related activities.

What's Next?

After completing the Optimist and Seahorse Camps, campers can continue their sailing journey with our advanced programs. Participants will have the opportunity to join our development programs where our experienced coaches will assess their skills and guide them to the next level.

Prepare for an adventure-filled summer on the water with Lakewood Yacht Club's 2024 Summer Sailing Camps.

We can't wait to welcome your young sailor aboard!