Summer sailing camps - Glenmore Sailing School
Youth day camps
Day camps are available for ages 7 to 17 and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with optional pre-care and post-care from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The school provides boats, lifejackets, and all safety equipment. Students are required to bring:
- closed-toed non-slip footwear
- a change of clothes, including underwear
- rain gear such as a rain jacket or rain pants, according to weather
- packed lunch or a letter from a parent giving them permission to go offsite to purchase lunch
Beginners under 100 pounds enter the sailing program at Wet Feet 9+. Beginners over 100 pounds start in CANSail 1. From there, students move through the levels based upon their individual skill development and instructor recommendation.
Children age of 11 and/or under 100 pounds sail Optimists, in summer camp. After the Opti program, the boat class is determined by CANSail level. CANSail 1 and 2 use the 420s. CANSail 3 and 4 sail either Laser or race-rigged 420.
Wet feet 7/8
Campers aged seven and eight attend the one-week Wet Feet 7/8 camp, where they learn the basics of sailing, boat handling, and water safety in the Optimist sailboat.
Wet feet 9+
All camps for ages nine and above are nine days long over the course of two weeks. Summer CANSail camps are for levels 1 through 5 and above. The school also offer skill-specific advanced camps such as Spinnaker and Trapeze.
Advanced CANSail camps run for nine days over two weeks in July and August. Students registered in CANSail 3 and above attend Wednesday Night Racing with Glenmore Sailing Club. On the two Wednesdays during their camp session, these students arrive at the sailing school at 1 p.m. and stay until approximately 9 p.m. On these days, students should bring a packed dinner, or a note from their parents giving permission to go offsite to purchase dinner.