Sailing camps - Glenmore Sailing School
Benefits of sailing camps
Sailing camps build sailing skill, confidence and independence in a team environment. As you complete the advanced sailing levels, there is opportunity to pursue your sailing certifications and become a future sailing instructor.
Sailing is great strength and cardiovascular workout that helps improve concentration and awareness of your surroundings. Sailing is a also a relaxing pastime, and learning to sail builds confidence while providing a great sense of accomplishment.
Types of sailing day camps
Spring & summer program and day camp registration is now open.
In this hands-on introductory course, your junior sailor will participate in fun activities on water and on land. Using Opti boats which are specifically designed for juniors; participants will explore in groups of 2 or 3 with an emphasis on fun and participation.
Prerequisite: Participants must be under 100 lbs.
Age: 7 - 14 years
This course is for beginner sailors who have no previous experience. Students will work on their CANSail 1 skills and will sail in winds up to 30 km/hr and learn basic propulsion, direction and balance skills in a 420 class sailboat. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and having fun!
Age: 9 - 17 years
Prerequisite: Weigh over 100 lbs.
This course is for sailors looking to work on CANSail 2 skills. Sail in winds up to 35 km/hr and continue to refine propulsion, direction and balance skills in 420 class sailboats. Emphasis will be on teamwork, skill development and fun!
Age: 9 - 17 years
Prerequisite: CANSail 1 or CANSail Opti 1 and weigh over 100 lbs.
This course is for intermediate sailors looking to work on CANSail 3 skills. Sail in winds up to 40 km/hr and learn intermediate sailing skills and basic racing knowledge. Emphasis will be on teamwork, skill development and a fun sailing environment!
Age: 11 - 17 years
Prerequisite: CANSail 2 or CANSail Opti 2 and weigh over 100 lbs.
About our instructors
Our instructors are Sail Canada certified, knowledgeable and active members of the sailing community. They are skilled, passionate, and enthusiastic about developing the next generation of sailors.
What are sailing camps like?
Campers sail every day, weather permitting. There will be in-class time to learn sailing theory and work on knots. Campers will also take part in daily sailing activities and skill development, morning Flag Circle, a sailing field trip, and the much-beloved tradition of Pirates Day.
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
- water bottle
- packed lunch or a letter from a parent giving them permission to go offsite to purchase lunch
Focus on inclusive environment
For your child to have their best day camp experience, please tell us of any needs that could impact their participation when you register. If your child requires more support than we can provide a day camp supervisor will request you, the parent/guardian, to provide a support worker/aide to attend camp with your child.
If your child has severe physical mobility issues, we share space with the Disabled Sailing Association (DSA). Contact them directly for more information about their programs.
Pre-care and post-care
We are not offering pre-care and post-care for the 2023 season.
You must be minimum age 14 have taken CanSail 3 or above to be considered as a volunteer in this program and the expectation is a minimum of a 2 week commitment. This could be put under the benefits section.