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YOUTH SUMMER SAILING CAMP 

The core instructional program we offer at SBJSA is our youth sailing camp, which is conducted over a 7-week timeframe from approximately near the end of June to mid-August. This seven week period is comprised of the following camp sessions, available to youth ages 8-18:

  1. 1-week (5days), all day Learn-to-Sail (LTS), Performance Sailing (PS) and Adventure Sailing (AS) sessions. 

  2. 3-week (17 days) Travel Race Team sessions.

  3. 2-day “Intro to Sailing” courses for area School District and Town Recreation Program students, Boy or Girl Scout groups and/or other organized groups of children, given in the final 1-week of camp, approx. mid-August.

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OPTI Boomers

Summer Sailing and more....

Opti-Boomers is designed to meet the needs of new sailors, usually 8 or 9 years old, who are perhaps anxious or otherwise uncomfortable getting started. It is a week of half days, 9:30-noon, for an introduction to sailing. Students may sign up for as many weeks as they like. If a new camper quickly finds, like most kids do, that sailing is fun and SBJSA is their camp, then we allow parents/guardians to sign-up their kid(s) for a whole session or more of regular, all-day LTS camp. Either way, we want campers to get started and enjoy camp at a pace that fits them best.

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Opti Boomers will not be available in 2021. Because of the anticipated COVID restrictions on the number of campers onsite each day the SBJSA BOD was forced to reduce this program in order to accommodate staffing in the other instructional areas. Hopefully this program will return in 2022.

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Learn to Sail (LTS)

Summer Sailing and more....

Learn to Sail (LTS) is the camp foundation to sailing and being comfortable in the water, ages 8-18. All campers will be instructed in the Optimist Pram, the Laser and the 2- person Club 420 sailboat depending on their age, weight and progression through our curriculum (see previous page). All campers will also participate in our paddlecraft program, which includes instruction in the care and safe use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. There are 4 skill levels within LTS. A camper may spend several seasons to complete the entire LTS program through level 4, or choose to move on to Performance Sailing or Adventure Sailing after Level 3 completion. Weight and height restrictions apply to specific sailboats.

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The learn to sail curriculum offers exposure to several different boat models. Students 8-13 years old usually begin in an Optimist Pram. Age, weigh, and peer groups make this the best option for students. Follow the link below to register your child in the SBJSA Summer Program. Select your week schedules.

Price: $290/Week, Sailorships Available

No Prerequisites

The learn to sail curriculum offers exposure to several different boat models. Students 12-18 years old usually begin in a larger boat such as the Club 420, the standard high school and college sailed boat. Age, weigh, and peer groups make this the best option for students. Follow the link below to register your child in the SBJSA Summer Program. Select your week schedules.

Price: $290Week, Sailorships Available

No Prerequisites

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PERFORMANCE SAILING (PS)

Summer Sailing and more....

Performance Sailing (PS) is the camp program designed for sailors who want to build upon their overall sailing skills and also explore their potential interest in racing. Sailors in this program are ages 10-18, who have successfully completed Level 3 of the LTS program. Within the PS program’s curriculum, using our Optimist Prams, Lasers and 420 sailboats, there is instruction in tactics, sail trim, boat handling, mark rounding, the Rules of Racing and practice races. Performance Sailing will also include some of the topics covered in Adventure Sailing (described below) and time spent in other boats for fun, like our Hobie Cats, O’Day 19 and Lightning. The PS program also includes our established paddlecraft program. Weight and height restrictions apply to specific boats.

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Performance sailing is the next step to advanced boat handling and a path toward competitive sailing. If the student would like to eventually join our race teams this is the path. Ages 10-14 will train and sail in Optis and may wish to join the travel race teams after at least two weeks of Performance sailing.

Follow the link below to register your child in the SBJSA Summer Program. Select your week schedules.

Prerequisite: LTS Opti

Level 3/Instructor Recommendation

Price: $290/Week, 

Performance sailing is the next step to advanced boat handling and a path toward competitive sailing. If the student would like to eventually join our race teams this is the path. Ages 11-18 will train and sail in Club 420s, Lasers,  and may wish to join the travel race teams after at least two weeks of Performance sailing. Follow the link below to register your child in the SBJSA Summer Program. Select your week schedules.

Prerequisite: LTS Laser/420

Level 3/Instructor Recommendation

Price: $290/Week, 

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ADVENTURE SAILING (AS)

Summer Sailing and more....

Adventure Sailing (AS) is the camp program that introduces sailors to a diversity of non-competitive sailing and paddlecraft activities, ages 13-18, and also the opportunity to further build skills and experience in a wide variety of boats. Sailing in waves in the Lake, proper anchoring techniques, how to correctly secure a boat to a dock, basic navigation and other skills are taught in a variety of boats in our fleet, including Lasers, 420s, Hobie Cats, an O’Day 19, Lightning and SBYC Ideal 18s. The AS program also includes the paddlecraft program. On a daily basis, AS instructors are able to balance wind/weather conditions, type of sailing, boats to be sailed and the interests of enrolled campers to determine what activity will be pursued that day. The goal is increased skill and knowledge across a range of subjects to grow/maintain interest in our sport and have plenty of fun in the process! Weight and height restrictions apply to specific sailboats.

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After the basic LTS Learn to Sail series the next step for non competitive activities is  Adventure Sailing. 

Follow the link below to register your child in the SBJSA Summer Program. Select your week schedules.

Prerequisite: LTS Opti/LTS Laser/Club420 (Completion of a combination of Learn to Sail in Opti and/or Laser/420 programs competencies is required. Students must be able to demonstrate Learn to Sail knowledge (Level 3)

Price: $290/Week, 

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TRAVEL RACING TEAMS

OPT, 420 AND LASER

Summer Sailing and more....

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