- 4:00 pm
Monday June 1, 2020 through Friday June 5, 2020 Location:
US Sailing Center - Martin County
1955 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
$300 per week member rate $330 per week non-member rate $185 per week Little Skippers Category:
Arts / Exhibits
2020 USSCMC Summer Sailing Camp registration is open!
Since 1992, the US Sailing Center - Martin County (USSCMC) Summer Junior Sailing Program has provided the community youth with the skills to enjoy and explore the waters. From reading winds and tides to knot tying, tacking and the importance of teamwork, the USSCMC instructors not only teach young sailors everything they need to sail safely, but they also instill in them a lifelong sense of confidence, and self-reliance. Thousands of youngsters have gone through the USSCMC Summer Sailing Camp over the years learning sailing and seamanship, and much of the programs success can be attributed to the skill, enthusiasm, and dedication of the USSCMCs instructors. Many current instructors began as junior sailors themselves and are now passing their knowledge, experience, and passion for sailing on to the next generation. All camp sessions are taught by certified US Sailing Instructors.
We offer weekly camp sessions for the beginners to the advanced sailors, where participants progress at their own pace.
$300/ week USSCMC member rate (sun shirt incl.)
$330/ week USSCMC non-member rate (sun shirt incl.)
$185/ week Little Skippers 9 AM - 12 PM for ages 5-7 (sun shirt incl.)
Additional purchases include lunches, before and aftercare services, and helmet rentals.
Little Skippers Program is for beginning sailors ages 5-7 years old who want to get acquainted with the water. It is a one-week program that meets in 3-hour classes daily - 9 AM to noon. The program is limited to a small group of 6 children each week, who will learn about the joy of sailing during hands-on activities geared towards making kids comfortable in and around boats. The program includes lots of games, which will be intermingled with beginner sailing. The programs goal is fun!
Beginner Optis Program focuses on basic sailing skills for beginners ages 7-12 years old. It is a one-week program that meets from 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays. The program offers the first experience on a small sailboat. New young sailors learn to rig, de-rig, steer and trim sails, parts of sailboats, knots, teamwork, capsizing, and capsize recovery, as well as learning about the environment and wind directions. The curriculum is designed to teach children self-reliance and sailing principles as well as boat care. Children will participate in fun games and activities while they sail on the Indian River Lagoon waters.
Intermediate/ Advanced Opti Program is designed for sailors who will practice advanced sailing and racing techniques in fiberglass Optimist prams for ages 7-12 years old. It is a one-week program that meets from 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays. This course focuses on boat handling, racing, advanced sail trim, body position, boat speed, and efficiency techniques. Other crafts are introduced as well, such as Open Bic and windsurfing. The program incorporates fun days and a variety of drills and games.
Dinghy Basic Program for teens ages 12-17 years old promotes learning the fundamentals of sailing a two-person dinghy. It is a one-week program that meets from 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays. No prior sailing experience is required. New young sailors learn to rig, de-rig, steer and trim sails, parts of sailboats, knots, teamwork, capsizing, and capsize recovery, as well as learning about the environment and wind directions. Program participants will alternate skipper and crew positions. The curriculum is designed to teach teens self-reliance and sailing principles as well as boat care. Fun games and activities are an imminent part of the program.
Dinghy Intermediate/Advanced Program for teens ages 12-17 years old is designed for sailors with former sailing experience, who want to improve their double-handed dinghy sailing skills. It is a one-week program that meets from 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays. Flying Juniors/ C420 dinghies are used in this program. The curriculum includes rigging, sail trim, boat handling with a focus on skipper and crew skills, responsibilities, and positioning, and racing techniques. This is a fun opportunity to improve skipper skills over the summer.