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Sailing Camp

Campers learn and review the essentials of sailing at their experience level on the beautiful San Francisco Bay!

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Age & Eligibility

  • Novice Sailing (Full day): Campers must be ages 10-17 on the first day of camp in order to register. All campers must have basic swimming skills.
  • Intermediate Sailing (PM only): Campers must be ages 10-17 on the first day of camp in order to register. Successful pass of Sailing Novice Sailing (or equivalent skill level) as a prerequisite to this camp. All campers must have basic swimming skills.
  • Adventure Sailing (Full day): Campers must be ages 10-17 on the first day of camp in order to register. All campers must have basic swimming skills. Must successfully pass Novice + Intermediate Sailing required (or equivalent skill level).

Questions about Eligibility? Contact Adventures Youth Programs Manager Lauren Gregory.

Location

UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Camp Sessions

Novice Sailing

FULL DAY NOVICE SAILING
This course is designed to teach the basics of sailing, including rigging, tacking, gybing, capsizing, docking, knots and safety issues (glossary of nautical terms). With a low instructor to camper ratio every student can find an ideal learning environment either in the classroom or on our sailboats. Campers will spend 3-4 hours of each day sailing & rigging aboard our Zest sailboats, while the rest of the day will be a mix of classroom learning and land-based activities.

In 2023 we introduced the full day Novice program. We are excited to continue to offer this model.

No previous sailing experience is required, however a comfort with wind and water is strongly encouraged.

The Register button will take you to our CampDoc registration portal, where you can view camp availability and options, add extended care and additional weeks or sign up multiple campers for multiple weeks.

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Session Dates Days Time Price
Week 1 6/3/24 – 6/7/24 Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $620
Week 3

6/17/24 – 6/21/24

No Camp 6/19

Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $495
Week 5 7/1/24 – 7/3/24 Mon – Wed 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $375
Week 7 7/15/24 – 7/19/24 Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $620
Week 9 7/29/24 – 8/2/24 Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $620
Week 10 8/5/24 – 8/9/24 Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $620

Intermediate Sailing

This course is an excellent follow-up to our Novice Sailing class. Campers will refine sailing skills and to develop confidence in the higher afternoon winds in a fun and controlled environment aboard our Zests and Venture sailboats. Our instructors are experienced sailors who aim to ensure that the campers learn in a fun and enjoyable manner while fostering a love for the lifelong skill for sailing.

Campers must have completed Novice Sailing with Adventures or have commensurate experience from an outside institution. Comfort with wind and water is strongly encouraged. Please contact Lauren at laurengregory@berkeley.edu with any questions about qualifying experience.

The Register button will take you to our CampDoc registration portal, where you can view camp availability and options, add extended care and additional weeks or sign up multiple campers for multiple weeks.

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Session Dates Days Time Price
Session A (Weeks 2-3)

6/10/24 – 6/21/24

No Camp 6/19

Mon – Fri 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $555
Session B (Weeks 4-5) 6/24/24 – 7/3/24 Mon – Fri 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $495
Session C (Weeks 6-7) 7/8/24 – 7/19/24 Mon – Fri 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $620
Session D (Weeks 8-9) 7/22/24 – 8/2/24 Mon – Fri 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $620

Adventure Sailing

Campers who have completed both Novice & Intermediate camps are invited to join us in the afternoons to build their skills. Under the supervision of sailing staff, campers will double- or single-hand our Zests & Ventures to refine skills in preparation to be able to rent from Adventures independently. Plans may include a sail to Treasure Island if conditions permit.

Campers must have completed Intermediate Sailing with Adventures or have commensurate experience from an outside institution. Comfort with wind and water is strongly encouraged. Please contact Lauren at laurengregory@berkeley.edu with any questions about qualifying experience.

The Register button will take you to our CampDoc registration portal, where you can view camp availability and options, add extended care and additional weeks or sign up multiple campers for multiple weeks.

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Session Dates Days Time Price
Week 9 7/29/24 – 8/2/24 Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $620
Week 10 8/5/24 – 8/9/24 Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $620
 

Camp Details

Extended Care Options

Extend your child(ren)’s camp day, and rest easy knowing that you have some extra time to get through traffic, finish a few errands, or pick up dinner before you pick up your child(ren).

Schedule: 4:00PM – 6:00PM Daily

The Register button will take you to our CampDoc registration portal, where you can view camp availability and options, add extended care and additional weeks or sign up multiple campers for multiple weeks.

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  Price Sessions Available
Weekly Extended Care $80 Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Weekly Extended Care $65 Weeks 3, 5

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