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Our summer camps are a great introduction to water safety and the world of sailing and water sport for kids and youth! Camps are available for a wide range of ages and ability levels. See below for program descriptions.

Most summer camps run from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, including holidays.

Wetfeet and Girl Power 5-7 programs run either AM (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) MID(12:15pm-3:15pm) or PM (3:00pm-6:00pm).

For all camps, additional supervision is available 15 minutes before and after camp time at the Old Mill Boathouse.

2024 Program Schedule


Kids FUNdamentals

Program Range for Ages 5-9

Learn how to have fun and be safe on the water!

Coaches are specially trained in delivering age appropriate programs. Sailors will participate in games, arts and crafts, and other outdoor activities both on the water and in the park.

Half-Day Programs

Wetfeet

Ages: 5 to 7
Prerequisite: None

Wetfeet is a one week, half day program for children ages 4 to 6. Our youngest sailors will learn water safety and basic sailing skills in a safe and fun environment. Whether they are exploring the inlet, or on a treasure hunt for a pirate’s lost gold, these sailors learn that being safe on the water with friends is fun!

Wetfeet programs run either AM (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) MID(12:15pm-3:15pm) or PM (3:00pm-6:00pm).

Girl Power 5-7

Ages: 5 to 7
Prerequisite:
Girls Only

Girl Power is a one week program for girls ages 7 to 9, designed to encourage and empower our young female sailors. Similar to Wetfeet, sailors will learn sailing skills to explore and play on our local waters. This program teaches confidence, independence, and how to have fun on the water in an all-female environment!

Girl Power 5-7 programs run either AM (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) MID(12:15pm-3:15pm) or PM (3:00pm-6:00pm).

Full Day Programs

Juniors

Ages: 7 to 9
Prerequisite: None

Juniors is a one week program, designed for children ages 7 to 9. Sailors will learn how to steer and adjust sails; new skills that will help them explore the inlet, learn about our marine wildlife, and complete a quest for the pirates of Rocky Point!

Girl Power 7-9

Ages: 7 to 9
Prerequisite:
Girls Only

Girl Power is a one week program for girls ages 7 to 9, designed to encourage and empower our young female sailors. Similar to Juniors, sailors will learn sailing skills to explore and play on our local waters. This program teaches confidence, independence, and how to have fun on the water in an all-female environment!


Opti Learn-To-Sail

Program Range for Ages 9-12

Dip your toes in with our one-week Learn-To-Sail Summer Camps! Explore the inlet this summer; build new skills with us through outdoor games, activities, and fun.

Learn to sail with us, and create lifelong friends in the process!

Opti Learn-To-Sail programs are taught using the Optimist Dinghy. Due to a smaller sail area, it is recommended that sailors weigh less than 110lbs.

Opti 1

Ages: 9 to 12
Weight: Less than 110lbs
Prerequisite: None

Explore the water! This one-week program is designed for complete beginners, or sailors who have previously taken a Wetfeet, Juniors, or Girl Power Sailing Camp. 

Sailors learn the CANSail 1 skills through games, activities, and tons of time on the water. CANSail 1 teaches sailors the fundamental sailing skills; steering, sheeting sails, balance in a boat, and boat handling on all points of sail. Sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor

Opti 2

Ages: 9 to 12
Weight: Less than 110lbs
Prerequisite: CANSail 1

Find your next adventure! This one-week program is designed for sailors who have achieved their CANSail 1 certification, and are looking for the next steps!

Sailors learn the CANSail 2 skills through games, activities, and tons of time on the water. CANSail 2 teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing and to perform boat-handling manoeuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting


Youth Learn-To-Sail

Program Range for ages 12-18

Get on the water this Summer with our two-week Youth Learn-To-Sail Summer Camps! We offer a range of options for complete beginners through to seasoned racers. Explore the Inlet this summer; build new skills with us through outdoor games, activities, and fun!

Learn to sail with us, and create lifelong friends in the process.

Please note that each course covers the content for two different CANSail levels. While it is not uncommon for older sailors to achieve two CANSail levels in one go, we often recommend taking each course twice to achieve both levels with confidence.

CANSail 1/2

Ages: 12 to 17
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Sailing and Basic Sailing

Get started on the right foot! This program is designed for individuals with little to no sailing experience. 

Our experienced instructors introduce the CANSail 1 and 2 curriculum through games, activities, and tons of time on the water! Sailors will learn the fundamental sailing skills; steering, sheeting sails, balance in a boat, and boat-handling maneuvers.

CANSail 3/4

Ages: 12 to 18
Prerequisite: CANSail 2

Intermediate and Advanced Sailing

Learn to sail FAST! This program is designed for individuals who have completed their CANSail 2 and want to learn more.

Sailors will work towards their CANSail 3 and 4 certification, covering intermediate and advanced sailing. Skills covered include refined boat handling, accelerating on a start line, racing around a course, and even how to sail backwards!

CANSail 4/5

Ages: 12 to 18
Prerequisite: CANSail 3

Advanced Sailing and Basic Integration of Racing

Show off your skills on the race course! This program is designed for individuals who have completed their CANSail 3 and are interested in learning racing skills.

Sailors will work towards their CANSail 4 and 5 certification. Skills covered include advanced racing tactics, developing a race strategy, and advanced boat handling around all areas of a race course.


Youth Learn-To-Race

Program Range for Ages 9-18

Dive into competitive sailing! Check out what sailboat racing is all about with our week-long learn-to-race clinics.

Our Learn-To-Race programs are a key stepping stone into our Fall Race Team. Find out more about our Race Team here.

Learn-To-Race 420

Ages: 12 to 18
Prerequisite: CANSail 2 certification or higher

Dip your toes into the world of sailboat racing! This one-week course offers an intro to key racing skills.

Sailors will learn new boat handling maneuvers to make their boat go as FAST as they like. Sailors will learn how to read the wind and current to make tactical racing decisions, and how to sail around a race course with other boats.

Sailors will develop key communication and teamwork skills with a partner! This program is run in C420 dinghies, a doublehanded (2-person) boat.

Learn-To-Race Laser

Ages: 12 to 18
Prerequisite: CANSail 3 certification or higher

Make your own way! This one-week course offers a deep dive into Laser sailing, the world’s most popular singlehanded (solo) boat.

Sailors will learn the tips and tricks of sailing a boat by themselves, all while developing a solid foundation of racing rules, maneuvers, and tactics.

This course is strongly recommended for sailors interested in racing a Laser with our Race Team.

Learn-To-Race Opti

Ages: 9 to 13
Prerequisite: CANSail 2 certification or higher

Dip your toes into the world of sailboat racing! This one-week course offers an intro to key racing skills.

Sailors will learn how to read the wind and current to make tactical racing decisions, and how to sail around a race course with other boats.


Leadership

Youth Leadership

Ages: 12 to 18
Prerequisite: CANSail 3 certification

This program is a leadership development course for sailors who have completed their CANSail 3, and are interested in becoming involved at the club. Youth Leaders will learn how to safely and responsibly assist beginner sailors on-land and on-water; becoming confident in skills such as hands-on sailing instruction, leading on-land games and activities, and dinghy capsize recovery.

This course offers sailors the opportunity to receive their First-Aid and CPR-C certifications, as well as their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating License). These certifications are prerequisites for those who may be interested in becoming sailing instructors in the future.

Previously known as volunteer training, successful completion of this course is required in order to volunteer at RPSA Summer Camps.


Administrative

Waitlist

A waitlist option is now available through our registration page.

Available space notifications will be given via email.

Program Registration

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Refund Policy

2+ weeks prior to course start date: 80% Refund

Within 2 weeks of course start date: 50% Refund