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Sailing summer day camps

Our outdoor sailing day camps are fun and friendly skill-based camps. Sailing day camps are available for ages 7 to 17 for all skill levels.

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. 

2024 spring & summer registration dates


Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps is open.

Upcoming facility closures

Programs, classes and swimming lessons will not be offered at the following facilities while they undergo repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this spring and summer.
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this summer.
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre: closed this summer.

Types of sailing day camps


You can register online, in person at our Aquatic facilities, or by calling
403-268-3800 (option 1).

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.

Come prepared


The school provides boats, lifejackets, helmets and all safety equipment. Students are required to bring:

  • closed-toed non-slip footwear
  • a change of clothes, including underwear
  • sunscreen
  • rain gear such as a rain jacket or rain pants, according to weather
  • water bottle
  • packed 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.

Volunteering


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.

More sailing lessons


Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.

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