2019 Summer Camp 

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10 Jun 2019 9:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center

**Early Bird Rates Now Available**
*Discount price in shown immediately upon registering until March 1st.

*Camp Frequently Asked Questions*

Adventure and Performance Camps: All Skill Levels welcome! 

Ages 8-15 (cost: $320 for members; $400 for non-members)

Youth of all ages and skill levels will get to experience the fun and joy of sailing in our J/22, Sonar, and Access Dinghy Sailboats this summer. Adventure Camp is perfect for instilling the love of sailing, while our Performance Spinnaker Camp option is a great step up for those who are ready to drive the boats without a coach aboard. Our primary vessel is the J/22, but we do "dinghy daze" once every couple of weeks and we use the Sonars to sail over to Fells Point or out past Fort McHenry.

Novices and Beginners 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 sailing knowledge through more in-depth chalk talks and more focused sailing on the J/22s. And once your child is driving without a coach aboard, it's time for the Performance Spinnaker option (see below).

Weekly activities include:

  • Four Square - The de facto camp game, played during every break and after lunch!
  • "Fort Run" - Every week, our campers will race out to Fort McHenry in our J/22s, accompanied by power boat support. If the weather is perfect, we may even spend a day sailing out to the Key Bridge and eating lunch by the "Star-Spangled Banner Buoy!"
  • "BOP Day" - Typically held on Wednesdays, our sailors take a trip over to Historic Fells Point to enjoy classic "Brick Oven Pizza" and chill on the Bond Street Park lawn. Sailors are welcome to bring their own lunches and enjoy the relaxing lunch.
  • Rainy Day Movies - Got rain? Not a problem! Our campers enjoy great classics like Wind, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the CaribbeanMorning Light and the new favorite Moana. Our staff keeps the movies age-appropriate, so you can rest assured you child doesn't bring home anything new other than sailing skills.
  • All of our summer camps maintain a 5:1 camper/instructor ratio or better. Most of our campers will experience a 4:1 camper/instructor ratio throughout their entire camp experience. This small-group setting enables our staff to provide customized, personalized education and care for your child.

Set Sail with Downtown Sailing This Summer!!!!

10 Jun 2019 9:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center

Performance Keelboat and Spinnaker Camp - Limited Spots! 

Ages 12-15 (Cost: $320 for members; $400 for non-members)

Now in its fifth year! This camp option is for advanced sailors who have demonstrated the ability to skipper our J/22s without instructor assistance. 

Sailors must be at least 12 years of age who can drive and crew a J/22 without a coach aboard. If you are unsure of your child's preparation for this program, we strongly recommend talking with one of our staff before registering for this program. All staff for this course hold US Sailing Level 1 and/or Basic Keelboat Instructor Certifications.

The instructors will combine hands-on instruction with powerboat-coaching support to provide up-to 8 campers with a unique, rewarding educational experience. Campers will eat lunch and enjoy the same fun activities of the regular camp (such as "BOP Day"), but more emphasis will be placed on the study of performance-oriented sailing and campers will have the responsibility of sailing a boat without an instructor aboard. Campers signing up for this course must be self-sufficient and ready to make decisions without a coach aboard. To register, click on your desired camp week (above or through our CALENDAR and select "Performance Spinnaker Camp" when registering.

Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
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