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Youth Sail Camp
June 17 - 21, 2024

Participants at sail camp have the opportunity to learn basics sailing skills or refine their skills on Optimists, Sunfish, and other boat types. Campers learn safety and seamanship, develop responsibility as they conduct themselves on the water and on shore, working together with their peers and adult instructors. Our volunteer, US Sailing certified instructors offer age and skill appropriate instruction using the US Sailing certification standards.

The 2024 application period is now closed.  If you would like to be placed on a waitlist please email

Applications for 2025 Youth Sail Camp will open
March 1, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.

Volunteer for Sail Camp

The smooth operation and low cost of sailing camp depends upon the parents and club members volunteering in a variety of ways: instructors (certification necessary), assistant instructors, safety boat operators (license necessary), dock assistants for Opti sailors, rig & launch assistants, nurse/first aid assistants, last day picnic coordinator, photographer, or providing general help. You will have the opportunity to indicate availability and preference on the application form.  Volunteering does not improve your child's chances of acceptance into camp.

Typical Day At Sail Camp

  • 9:30 A.M. campers check-in & rig boats

  • On shore instruction

  • Launch boats & practice water skills

  • BYO Lunch break

  • Silly games on shore (weather depending)

  • On shore instruction

  • Back on the water for sailing

  • Games/activities/race

  • De-rig boats

  • 4:00 P.M. Check-out

What's Included

  • T-shirt

  • Use of club boats

  • US Sailing textbook

  • US Sailing Certification book (aka the Red Book)

  • Pizza cruise on Preston Pearl (evening event)

  • Organized, supervised group sailing instruction and activities each day

  • Last Day Picnic

Minimum Requirements

  • Ages 8 – 17

  • Beginner – Advanced

  • Youth learn to sail their own boat and skipper with a youth crew

  • Club-owned Opti and Sunfish and other small dinghies are available

  • Available to MSC members only

  • Must be able to swim 50 yard, wearing summer clothing & shoes, with & without PFD

  • Parents or guardians are requested to volunteer some time during the Sail Camp week

  • Space is limited (depends on Instructor and boat availability)

  • Limited overnight camping available for additional fee (must be accompanied by parent/adult sponsor)

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