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2015 Summer Camp Enrollments - (scroll down for dates, pricing and to register)


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Co-sponsored by Marin Yacht Club
Our 33nd SEAson!

Come sail with us!

Sailing Education Adventures’ Sail Camp is one of the best ways for children to learn to sail in The Bay Area. It offers intensive instruction on 12'- 14’ sailboats, as well as lessons on boat safety and seamanship.  And most importantly, Sail Camp fosters teamwork and individual self- confidence.

Once again, this year the one-week Mini Camp will be held at Loch Lomond Marina while the two-week Basic Camp is at Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael. All classes are taught by experienced instructors certified by the US. Sailing Association. Parent, campers, instructors and friends will celebrate the end of Basic Sail Camp at a graduation BBQ held at Marin Yacht Club where certificates and awards will be presented.

In 1998, Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) and the Marin Yacht Club won the prestigious Nimitz Trophy in recognition of the quality of our youth program. Join us on the water for this exciting and educational sailing experience.

SEA is a non-profit community sailing organization dedicated to providing affordable instruction in the art of sailing and encouraging the care for the marine environment


Sessions

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Mini Camp

Loch Lomond Marina.

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours:9:00 - 12:00 pm
Ages: 8-10
Price:
$295

One-week, half-day sessions introduce younger children to sailing. Light morning breezes give younger children an opportunity to start learning about wind, water, safety and fun. Youths are taught basic sailing skills in our sloop rigged, 16.5 foot Catalina Capris by our experienced staff. Camp is located at Loch Lomond Marina.

Note: We cannot enroll 8-10 year olds in Basic / Intermediate camps.
Children aged 8-10 who have completed one full week of Mini Camp are eligible to enroll in Basic/Intermediate camp at the discretion of the Head Counselor.

2015 DATES

Session 1: June 22 - 26


Session 2: July 27 - July 31


Location:

Loch Lomond Marina - A Dock
110 Loch Lomond Drive, San Rafael (Google Map)

 


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Basic/Intermediate Camp

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9:00-4:00 pm
Ages: 10-16

Price:
$695

Marin Yacht Club

Basic/Intermediate  Basic introduces new sailors with boat handling and the principles of sailing. Intermediate campers who have mastered basic skills will be challenged with more skill building in single-handing and responsibility by building leadership skills. The full-day sessions for two weeks (Monday through Friday) concentrate on sailing, boating safety and teamwork.

2015 DATES

Session 1: June 15 -June 26


Session 2: July 29 - July 10


Session 3: July 13 - July 24


Session 4: July 27 - August 7

Location:

Marin Yacht Club, 24 Summit Ave, San Rafael. (Google Map)


P1010612Advanced/Intro Race Camp
Located at Loch Lomond Marina

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours:
12:00-4:00pm
Ages: 12-18
Price: $325

Session 1:   July 27 - July 31 


Session 2: August 10 - August 14

One-week, half day sessions for advanced sailors looking for more intense sailing aboard our sloop rigged Catalina Capris. Campers will be challenged by performance sailing, longer voyages, and an introduction to racing. Advanced students must be approved by SEA Head Counselor or Director.

 


SEA Explorers

Days: August 10 -August 14

Youth will learn sailing, racing and marine sciences at Marin Yacht Club with a US Sailing certified SEA instructor with a science background.

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Mon thru Thurs  - youth learn to sail on our Picos at Marin Yacht Club. Youth engage in marine science experiments and talk plankton!

Youth join scientists aboard a sailing vessel to conduct a plankton pull and learn about one of the most abundant animals in the world and why they are important in our San Francisco Bay. 

This program is being crafted to demonstrate how youth can be inspired by the natural world when they are engaged, and how that connection can lead to understanding nature’s complexities and beauty, giving rise to a future generation of stewards and scientists.

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Junior Skipper Program

Days: TBD

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Ages: 14+
Price: $395

SEA introduces youth to keelboat sailing aboard SEA's Santana 525 Shockwave.

Learn tides and currents, maneuvering keelboat with outboard engine operation, practice points of sail, rigging and more. Limited to four students.

Requirements: Basic Sailing with recommendation from Head Counselor. Ages 14 and up.

 


Sailing Summer Camp Questions

Call (415) 775-8779 or Contact Us

Quotes

"We enrolled our 8 year old daughter and her 2 friends of similar ages and they LOVED it. All 3 are asking if they can do it again next year. It was fantastic and gave the kids so much confidence. "

"It seems a perfect combination of fun and learning. My son gained self confidence and pride in learning a new skill"
 
"The counselors were great!"

"The extras were perfect for my child ... skills build­ing, a trip to the beach, the big boat sail, and he made new friends.""My daughter will always remember and be proud of her accomplishments in Sail Camp."

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Video by Wayne McIntosh

Curriculum

Our curriculum for all sessions covers:

  1. Preparing for sailing
  2. Rigging your boat
  3. Wind awareness
  4. Points of sail
  5. Steering
  6. Sail trim
  7. Tacking
  8. Jibing
  9. Navigation rules
  10. Seamanship and safety

Directions

Basic/Intermediate Sail Camps are held at the Marin Yacht Club, 24 Summit Ave, San Rafael.
Google Map

From the North
Take US101 S toward SAN FRANCISCO
Take the exit toward CENTRAL SAN RAFAEL.
Stay straight to go onto HETHERTON ST
Turn LEFT onto 2ND ST.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 3RD ST.
3RD ST becomes POINT SAN PEDRO RD.
Turn RIGHT onto SUMMIT AVE.
Marin Yacht Club Entrance gate is on your right hand side.

From the South
Take US101 North toward EUREKA
Take the exit toward CENTRAL SAN RAFAEL.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto IRWIN ST.
Turn RIGHT onto 2ND ST.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 3RD ST.
3RD ST becomes POINT SAN PEDRO RD.
Turn RIGHT onto SUMMIT AVE.
Marin Yacht Club Entrance gate is on your right hand side.


Mini Camp is held at Loch Lomond Marina - A Dock 110 Loch Lomond Drive, San Rafael (Google Map)

 

From the North
Take US101 S toward SAN FRANCISCO
Take the exit toward CENTRAL SAN RAFAEL.
Stay straight to go onto HETHERTON ST
Turn LEFT onto 2ND ST.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 3RD ST.
3RD ST becomes POINT SAN PEDRO RD.
Turn RIGHT onto LOCH LOMOND DRIVE.

From the South
Take US101 North toward EUREKA
Take the exit toward CENTRAL SAN RAFAEL.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto IRWIN ST.
Turn RIGHT onto 2ND ST.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 3RD ST.
3RD ST becomes POINT SAN PEDRO RD.
Turn RIGHT onto LOCH LOMOND DRIVE.

Terms

Registration Policy

A non–refundable deposit of $100/child for each week camp is required and already included in your registration fee.

SEA Cancellation and Refund Policy

You may cancel your Camp registration with our Office. However, please be aware of our refund limits for camps. Also be considerate to fellow Camp families. Last minute cancellations are unlikely to be filled! We can help facilitate trades amongst families who agree to switch equivalent sessions.

  • 21 days before session start date – 100%
  • 14 days before start date – 50%
  • 0–13 days prior to start date – 0%
  • Any cancellations, refunds or payment disputes resolved after 60 days from date of purchase date will require additional payment of 4% online transaction fees.

Missed Days

There can be no makeups for missed days. You are responsible for ensuring your child(ren) participate(s) in the camp during the dates offered.

Volunteer

Many volunteers work hard to improve the camp curriculum, equipment and facilities on a continuous basis.

Parents - Help us make the youth program the best in the Bay Area! Please volunteer with us!
Students - we fill out your community service forms! Please volunteer with us!

 

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Youth Classes

           
2015 Sail Camp Open House
05-17-2015
Time: 12:00

Summer Camps 2015 Session 1: June 15 - June 26
06-15-2015 - 06-26-2015
Time: 09:00

Mini Camp Session 1: June 22 -June 26
06-22-2015 - 06-26-2015
Time: 09:00

Summer Camps 2015 Session 2: June 29 - July 10
06-29-2015 - 07-10-2015
Time: 09:00

Summer Camps 2015 Session 3: July 13 - July 24
07-13-2015 - 07-24-2015
Time: 09:00

Advanced (Race) Camp Session 1: July 27 - July 31
07-27-2015 - 07-31-2015
Time: 12:00

We would like to thank these special partners and supporters. Thank you!

Loch Lomond Marina
Marin Yacht Club
San Rafael Yacht Harbor
Dominican University
Fish Restaurant
Whipper Snapper Restaurant
America True
Phoenix Project Initiative
Sail SF Bay
California DBW
Pasta Pomodoro, Mill Valley
Wesley Morgan, Musician
Cavallo Point
Sports Basement
West Marine
Bazooka Mama Productions
Saylor's Restaurant
Trader Joe’s
Suppenkueche Restaurant
Terrapin Crossroads
Schooner Freda B
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Bartholomew Park winery 
Fearless Computing
Sue Fisher King

Short Schwartz, Youth Band.  

Also, thank you to Dominican University, 
Bahia Vista Elementary School, 
Kent Middle School,
and Summerfield High School.

Upcoming Events

                   
Member Open Sails (2015)
03-07-2015

Member Open Sails (2015)
03-21-2015

Youth Spring Sailing Program
03-22-2015 - 05-24-2015

Youth Spring Sailing Program
03-22-2015

Introduction to Sailing Session 1
03-28-2015 - 04-25-2015

Intro to Sailing Session 1 (Mod 1)
03-28-2015

Youth Spring Sailing Program
03-29-2015

Intro to Sailing Session 1 (Mod 2a)
04-04-2015 - 05-09-2015

Dominican Community Sailing (Spring 2015)
04-04-2015 - 04-25-2015

Intro to Sailing Session 1 (Mod 2b)
04-11-2015 - 05-16-2015