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April 30, 2018

Clearwater Community Sailing Center: The place to spend summer on the water!

By Sarah Stoulil

Clearwater Community Sailing Center is the place to spend summer on the water! Finding your kid’s summers stuck in a rut of soccer, tennis and video games? Sailing is an adventure for a lifetime. While learning to sail children learn life skills that will help grow perseverance and independence . Sailing challenges and builds confidence by taking children outdoors, out of their comfort zone, and into a world of wind and water.  CCSC has a variety of camps that offer sailing, paddling, and windsurfing available for ages 5-17.

The  mission of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center is to provide all ages and abilities with safe and affordable opportunities to get on the water. We have programs for both first time sailors and returning campers looking to advance their skills. While our youngest sailors, The little Puffs, enjoy group sails with instructors on the boat, the focus is on having fun and being comfortable on the water. With the instructor on the boat, it is safe and easy to give the Little Puffs a chance to choose a destination and help steer the boat.   Campers age 8 and older learn all the skills necessary to independently rig,sail, watch weather patterns and even basic racing! Students learn valuable seamanship lessons in knot-tying, capsize recovery, and respect for marine wildlife while enjoying beautiful days on Clearwater Harbour. All under our instructors watchful eyes throughout the week.

We hold nine weeks of camp which run Monday-Friday, 9-3pm June 4th- August 10th, excluding the week of July 4th. Little puffs have the option for half or full day sessions. Campers can attend for 1 week, or all nine! Campers are advised to bring clothes you can get wet, a set of dry clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, closed-toed shoes you can get wet (no flip-flops, please!), a bagged lunch, and a reusable water bottle.

Full day camps are $270 for CCSC Members and $295 for non members.

Little Puffs: Campers age 5-7 will be sailing with an instructor learning about the wind and the water. The main focus is to have fun and be safe. There will be 2 sessions each day for Little Puffs: AM: 9-12 or PM 12-3.

$175/week for AM or PM session | $295/week to attend both AM & PM camps

Pram Camp 1 Pram Camp 1 is for first time sailors ages 8-12 or up to 120lbs. This camp offers a basic level of sailing, focusing on the fundamentals while having a great time on the water.

Pram Camp 2: Pram II is a great camp available to sailors who have already completed Pram Camp 1 or who are ready to advance their skills. Pram II is for sailors 8-12 or up to 120lbs.

Windsurfing: Windsurfing is a more physical sport and requires balancing on the board while sailing at the same time. CCSC has equipment specially designed for beginners so that getting on the water is fast and fun! Campers should be at least 70lbs. All experience levels are welcome.

420 Camp: This camp is for those 12-17 years old. 420s are two person boats that are great for beginners and experienced sailors alike.

Water Adventure Camp: For campers ages 10 and up. Campers will be sailing primarily on Hobie Waves. Adventure camp also includes other fun activities like kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. All experience levels are welcome. 

Call our front office  727-517-7776 to reserve your child’s spot today!

 

 

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