Summer is all about fun, new friends, and exciting adventures.
Community Sailing Center summer 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 to accommodate each family’s needs.
We plan on moving forward with our 2021 spring and summer camp season. We’ve been hard at work adjusting our operations to make sure that we can provide both a fun and safe environment for campers.
If you camper identifies as BIPOC and is between ages of 11-15, we are excited to provide our Sailing Diversity Access Scholarship! Recipients get up to 4 weeks of camp 100% cost free. Learn more about the application and our other diversity initiatives HERE!
Spring Adventure Sailing Camps NEW!
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 Spring Adventure Sailing Camp!
The CSC has adapted its existing youth programming to provide a child care resource for families and students affected by COVID-19. This program is a full day of care that combines indoor and outdoor time specifically tailored to abide by the state’s health and safety standards, as well as sailing on our keelboats and learning the basics.
This camp will support remote learning for students as well as provide additional learning opportunities through sailing. Register by the day or by the week. Ages 6-8 and 9-12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Early Drop Off
Come to camp early and we will start all the fun before camp begins. Can be added to qualifying camps when you register. Ages 8 and up.
Stay at camp late to continue the day’s fun. Can be added to qualifying camps when you register. Ages 8 and up.
Saturday Open Sail
Each Saturday of the summer season, campers can use our dinghy boats for free! A sailing instructor oversees the safe use of the boats. Join fellow students, meet new friends, and build sailing skills by having fun and spending time on the water. Campers must have completed at least one full week of Level I, II, or III prior to using the boats. Ages 8-16.
June 26 – August 28
Multi Activity Camps
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.
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. After waking their bodies up with yoga, the campers will take to the water and learn the basics of sailing on our 23-foot keelboats. Ages 6-7
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.
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.
To register: Davis Studio Art and Sailing
Sail and Paint
Art and Sailing
Discover the art of sailing in this new 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.
To register: Davis Studio Sail and Paint
Pirates of the Champlain
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; Mayhaps even a treasure hunt. Afternoons are spent learning the basics of sailing, knot tying and how to board a vessel to plunder. Ages 8-10.
Boards and Booms
Skateboarding and Sailing
Come recreate on the dynamic Burlington waterfront this summer with this week long skateboarding and sailing camp. Enjoy the close proximity of these two dynamic sites. Campers in Session 1 will spend mornings perfecting their skateboarding skills and afternoons learning how to sail small boats on Lake Champlain. Campers in Sessions 2 and 3 will spend mornings skateboarding and will enjoy sailing and paddlesports in the afternoons. Ages 8-15.
For registration information please contact Burlington Parks and Recreation