Important message regarding

CSC Summer Camps

By now you are probably aware of the good news of the Governor’s decision to allow summer camps to take place in Vermont. We plan on moving forward with our camp season. However, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and our delay in preparing for the season, coupled with the guidelines newly released by the state requiring us to change our operational protocols for additional safety measures, our season will be very different than originally planned.

The immediate result of this requires us to change, postpone or cancel all camps for the weeks of June 15-19, June 22-26 and June 29-July 3. We will have some new options available, however, during this time. Our Spring Adventure Sailing Camp registration is open!

We’ve been hard at work adjusting our operations to make sure that we can provide both a fun and safe environment for our kids. These programs have been altered to accommodate the new restrictions as set by the State of Vermont. Summer camp will begin on July 6th and our updated camp programs are now available for registration.


Spring Adventure Sailing Camps

Is your child eager to get out of the house and out onto the waters of Lake Champlain? If so, sign them up for the CSC’s new Spring Adventure Sailing Camp! This brand new program is designed to provide care and support for the children of families whose parents/guardians are at work or heading back to work. Campers in this program will hone their sailing skills on our 23′ Sonar keelboats under the instruction of a US Sailing Level 1 certified instructor. When they are not sailing, campers will participate in a series of games and activities that will explore topics such as weather, lake ecology, water quality, environmental stewardship, and geology. Ample time and assistance will be provided to children who are still enrolled in school and partaking in online education.

We hope you join us on the water soon!

The first week of the program, Essential Kids Camp, will be dedicated only to the children of essential employees.

Campers will spend part of the day engaged in science games and activities and online education to continue their schooling. Then they learn the basics of rigging, points of sail, sailing maneuvers, safety and recovery in a safe, fun environment designed to promote comfort and independence on our keelboats. Ages 6-7, 8-10 and 11-15.

CSC Sailing Camps

Community Sailing Center camps are designed to teach kids ages 6 through 17 the safety, skill, and joy involved in the life-long sport of sailing. Organized by age group and led by certified instructors, camp options include sailing-only and multi-activity camps that blend sailing and another sport or hobby. Week-long and two week camps take place throughout the summer with several sessions to choose from. The Community Sailing Center offers early drop-off/late pickup options for Summer Day Camps to accommodate each family’s needs.

Summer Day Camps

Little Guppies: Full and Half Day

This week will be filled with sailing basics and age-appropriate outdoor ecology. Campers will engage in hands-on activities and sail aboard our keelboats. Full day, morning only and afternoon only options available. Ages 6-7.

Level I

Campers will learn the basics of rigging, points of sail, sailing maneuvers, safety and recovery in a safe, fun environment designed to promote comfort and independence in the boat. Ages 8-10 and 11-15.

Level II

Ideal for Level I graduates or sailors who are comfortable with the basics, this two-week camp will consolidate existing skills and teach new ones during longer sails around Burlington Bay.  Ages 9-11 and 12-16.

Level III

Building on the foundations learned in Level I and II, this two-week camp will refine boat-handling skills and introduce advanced equipment. Ages 12-16.

Junior Big Boat Sailing Program

Apply the skills learned in Level I & II to a new challenge – big boat sailing!  Sailors will spend the week on board a larger keelboat learning the new crew roles and skipper responsibilities that go beyond those needed to sail small boats. Ages 12-16.


Learn to sail solo!  During this program, sailors will learn the ins and outs of Laser sailing and continue to develop their on-the-water skills in a new vessel. Ages 12-16.

Racing and Performance Sailing

High School and Middle School sailing teams, summer race teams and more!

Check out our Performance Sailing page for details.

Junior Instructor Training

Ready to take your sailing experience to the next level? Then become a Junior Instructor and let the CSC help lay the foundation of your professional sailing career! Junior Instructors help facilitate the day to day activities of youth camp at the CSC. Please see our Junior Instructor Program Page for more details.  Ages 15-18.


Multi Activity Camps

Lake Adventure

This program explores Lake Champlain from a variety of watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Campers enjoy daily excursions to nearby destinations like Lone Rock and sailing adventures around Burlington Bay.  Ages 8-10 and 11-15.

Pirates of the Champlain – NEW!

Sailing and Stage Combat
Prepare to board, landlubbers! This camp will teach ye all there is to know to be a fearsome pirate! Learn swordplay and hand-to-hand combat; walk and talk like a pirate. Afternoons are spent learning the basics of sailing and how to board a vessel to plunder. Ages 8-10.

Gumby Guppies

Yoga and Sailing
Our Gumby Guppies will enjoy a dynamic day of yoga and sailing. In partnership with Evolution Family Yoga Center, this camp will begin with the basics of yoga both on land and out on SUPs. In the afternoon, the campers will take to the water and learn the basics of sailing on our 23-foot keelboats.  Ages 6-7

Art and Sail

Art and Sailing
Come get artistic on the lake with the Davis Studio and the CSC. Mornings are spent creating art, followed by afternoons of learning the basics of sailing with the CSC. Ages 6-7.

For registration information please contact Davis Studio

Yogirls and Sailing

All Female Yoga and Sailing
Through yoga and sailing, our campers will connect to both the land and the lake environments as they practice balance, gain strength and become more flexible in the outdoors. Campers will start their day with yoga both on land and on SUPs and learn the basics of sailing in the afternoon. Ages 8-10.

Sail and Paint

Art and Sailing
Discover the art of sailing in this Davis Studio and CSC camp! The day begins with learning the basics of sailing aboard our dinghies, followed by afternoon painting sessions with the Davis Studio.  Ages 8-10.

For registration information please contact Davis Studio