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2022 Camp Rates

   Early Bird  Early Rate  Spring Sign up  Last Call
   Through Jan. 31  Feb. 1-Apr. 15  Apr. 16-June 17  June 18 and After
 Members  $395 All Campers  $425 First Camper  $450 First Camper  $475 First Camper
 Add'l Camper (Members)  -  $400 Add'l Sibling  $425 Add'l Sibling  $450 Add'l Sibling
 Non-members  $425 All Campers  $450 All Campers  $475 All Campers  $500 All Campers

Adventure Sailing Camp

Junior Camp Sessions

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All Skill Levels Welcome!

Ages 8-14

Youth of all skill levels will experience the joy of sailing, and Camp is perfect for instilling the love of sailing. Our J/22s and Sonars sail with 4 campers and 1 instructor aboard each boat.

We tailor your child's sailing experience to their skill level!

Novice and returning junior sailors, ages 8 to 14, will spend the majority of their time learning the basics of sailing through an experiential environment. Intermediate sailors spend more time honing their sailing skills and increasing their sailing knowledge through in-depth chalk talks and more focused sailing on the J/22s and Sonars. Once your Intermediate sailor has their skills assessed by an experienced Coach, they will be able to begin skippering and crewing a boat accompanied by coaching support from a power boat. Campers signing up for this level must be ready to make decisions without a coach onboard their boat (typically age 12-14). When your children are ready to sail on their own, we empower them. When they just want to be kids, we let them play (on the boats, of course!).

When registering, you may choose the level appropriate for your camper. If you are uncertain, please feel free to email a staff member at info@downtownsailing.org.  

Campers enjoy a beautiful day of sailing during a "bridge run." Photo courtesy of Will "Spinsheets" Spiccioli.

A word about COVID-19 protocols:

DSC Juniors Camp 2022 COVID-19 policy:

  • Vaccine requirement for all paid DSC staff (includes camp instructors, CITs, etc.)

  • Vaccine strongly recommended for volunteers and campers, but no proof is required

  • This year, we have the opportunity to use the BMI during inclement weather. We will require campers to wear a mask indoors

  • No refunds to parents if campers are sent home because of infectious outbreak or illness, or if camp is closed due to infection 

  • Children presenting with symptoms concerning for covid 19 infections will be sent home. They may return following a negative PCR or rapid test result

  • If a pod/team of campers is sent home due to an infectious outbreak, instructor will be given the option of remaining at work to complete work tasks outside of the camp setting (maintenance, administrative, etc.) following a negative COVID test and no reported symptoms.

Our camp is entirely outdoors which has a low risk of COVID-19 transmission. By this time, our campers have had the opportunity to get vaccinated and boosted. We follow CDC guidelines; at this point we have determined that it is unnecessary to require masking for camp this year. 

These forms are required for each week of camp in which your child is registered before they can participate:

All documents must be submitted at the start of your child's camp week (Monday morning). You may also scan and email these documents to rena@downtownsailing.org.

Our Sailors love sailing camp! Photo courtesy of Rena Kaz.

More Camp Info

Our Summer Camp is focused on fun, safety, and experiential learning: No digital screens; very few goals, other than to celebrate the joys of summer, the joys of friendship, and the joys of sailing. The DSC camp experience is dedicated to providing your children with a wholesome space to grow and play outdoors, with appropriate safety protocol, and with excellent staff who care about the wellbeing of your children.

Our staff do teach proper sailing: tiller extension usage, communication, commands, knots, etc... But childhood is fleeting, and our camp celebrates the joy of youth! Let your kids be kids with us and know that they will be supported in their growth as they become good citizens of the world. At The DSC summer camp, our main aim is to keep your kids safe; our secondary goals are to foster a positive community atmosphere and to impart a love for sailing through creativity and self-exploration.

For more information, please see our FAQ page.

These guys!! Rocking their new buffs! Photo courtesy of Rena Kaz

Fostering friendship!

Learning big boat skills! Photo courtesy of David Stude

Intermediate sailors showing their skill and confidence. Photo courtesy of Stu

If financial assistance is needed, The DSC offers a scholarship. More information is in the Camp FAQ tab.


The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org