Junior Sailing Camp
Welcome to Park City Sailing Camp! We offer sessions throughout the summer for kids ages 6-17.
We run Monday through Friday on the beautiful Jordanelle Reservoir.
Beginners & Intermediates have the option of 1-week, full-day sessions (9am-3:30pm) or 2-week, half-day sessions (9am-12pm & 1-4pm).
Guppies are every week, except Session 1, for 1-week, half day sessions (9am-12pm).
Beginner & Intermediate | 2-week, hALF-DAY
Session 2-3: June 17 - 28
Session 4-5: July 1 - 12 (Fourth of July off)
Session 6-7: July 15 - 26
Session 8-9: July 29 - August 9
Jr. Regatta: Monday, August 12
Jr. Seamanship Regatta: Tuesday, August 13
Jr. GREAT DAY & Dam Race: Wednesday, August 14
Beginner & Intermediate | 1-week, full-day
gUPPIES | 1-WEEK, HALF DAY
Session 1: June 10 - 14 (*No Guppies*)
Session 2: June 17 - 21
Session 3: June 24 - 28
Session 4: July 1 - 5 (Fourth of July off)
Session 5: July 8 - 12
Session 6: July 15 - 19
Session 7: July 22 - 26
Session 8: July 29 - August 2
Session 9: August 5 - 9
10% discount for families that sign up for 2+ sessions of sailing camp.*
15% discount on Jr. Sailing Camp for Standard Park City Sailing members.*
*Discounts cannot be combined.*
Guppies - ages 6-7
Guppies is a one-week program that meets in 3-hour classes daily - 9am-12pm. Designed as a small group, introductory, hands-on class, the focus is on making kids comfortable in and around boats. Lots of games will be intermingled with beginner sailing with the goal of fun!
Beginner sailing - ages 8-17
Beginner Sailing is for students who may have little or no experience on the water, in sailboats, perhaps need a refresher and build confidence from a previous Beginner Class, or, they do not have a history of organized instruction experience. This class covers the fundamentals of how to rig, de-rig and care for the boats and equipment, capsize recovery, understanding the wind, and how to tack and gybe. Students are introduced to the different points of sail, and basic “rules of the road”. This course is taught in a variety of dinghies and keelboats for a broad sailing experience.
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED - AGES 9-17
Intermediate/Advanced Sailing is for students who have previously taken and mastered Opti 1, Opti 2 or 420-1 Beginner Sailing, or are continuing to build on Opti 3 or 420-2 Intermediate Sailing and builds on their skills while teaching new concepts with students learning advanced boat handling and some racing technique. Everything from fine-tuning sail trim and sail shape to roll tacking, gybing and advanced seamanship. There is an emphasis on developing confidence, self-reliance and for sailing in a variety of weather conditions. This course is taught in a variety of dinghies and keelboats for a broad sailing experience.
SAFETY & INFORMATION
While no formal swim test is required to participate in Park City Sailing, it is recommended that participants be able to swim without the aid of a life jacket. Participants are required to wear life jackets when participating in activities on or around the water.
Safety is of primary importance! Every child, regardless of age or class, is required to wear a Coast Guard-approved life vest at all times when on the docks and water. This rule also applies to free sailing and participation at away events. Park City Sailing will provide life jackets, but students can also bring their own.
conduct & discipline
There should be no rough play on the docks or on the grounds. Respect is essential for fellow members and boats. Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated. Sailors and their families will be held accountable for lost or damaged equipment if it is deemed by staff to be reasonably preventable given the sailor’s ability level. If discipline is necessary, the Director reserves the right to require a student to leave the program for a certain period of time. The student’s parents will be notified immediately. Please refer to the Parent Agreement.
Instructional staff & experience
Park City Sailing leverages the US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Program. Instructors are enabled to teach safely, effectively, and creatively with this program. Instructors are first aid & CPR certified.