The guide below is a great starting point when selecting the correct camp sessions for your child. Our courses are divided into four groups: Ospreys, Eagles, Hawks and our shore specialty programs. We have a program for everyone ages 6-18. 

Our programs are designed to build off of one another so that campers can take multiple sessions and continue to progress throughout the summer. If you have questions please email programs@bcsailing.org.

Check out our Summer Camp Course Options Below

Chesapeake Experience--(ages 6-11) One Week Camps

This one-week camp allows kids to develop an appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay. Fun, active days include adventures such as crabbing, fishing, sailing, seine netting, kayaking, hiking, environmental stewardship, and beach volleyball as well as digging for bay treasures. REGISTER HERE

Fishing Camp--(ages 10-18) One Week Camps 

This extremely popular one-week camp is a unique experience for kids ranging from beginners to more experienced anglers. Rocky Point Park offers numerous idyllic fishing spots which campers will experience as they learn to collect bait, select a fishing spot, bait hooks, cast a line, and reel in a keeper. BCSC provides the bait but kids will need to bring their own rod, line, and hooks. REGISTER HERE

Sailing 101 Beginner Osprey--(ages 8-12) Two Weeks Camps

Sailors will learn the fundamental skills of sailing but most importantly develop confidence on the water. By the end of their first week, sailors will venture to Hart-Miller Island, across Hawk Cove for a picnic lunch. During graduation at the end of their second week, sailors will have the opportunity to show their families all they have learned. REGISTER HERE

 

Sailing 102 Intermediate Osprey--(ages 8-12) Two Week Camps

This camp is for sailors that have already mastered the fundamental sailing skills which are covered in Sailing 101.  Sailors will continue to build upon their skills and develop more comfort and control in their boat. They will work on sailing upwind efficiently with more precise steering. Sailors will also move to the next level in seamanship, learning more advanced rules of the road, understanding of navigation markers, and more. During their intermediate course, they will have some exposure to racing and adventure sailing. REGISTER HERE

 

Sailing 103 Osprey Adventurer--(age 8-12) Two Week Camps

This group of sailors will take their skills to the next level in a fun but academic way. They will plan a trip, optimize routes, evaluate weather and tides, and log their experiences on the water. Sailors will be introduced to boat maintenance and repair and have the opportunity to sail one of the BCSC keelboats. Along with advanced seamanship, they will plan virtual trips using electronic navigation systems. REGISTER HERE

Sailing 201 Beginner Eagle--(ages 13-18) Two Week Camps

Sailors will learn the fundamental skills of sailing but most importantly develop confidence on the water. By the end of their first week, sailors will venture to Hart-Miller Island, across Hawk Cove for a picnic lunch. During graduation at the end of their second week, sailors will have the opportunity to show their families all they have learned. REGISTER HERE

 

Sailing 202 Intermediate Eagle--(ages 13-18) Two Week Camps

This camp is for sailors that have already mastered the fundamental sailing skills which are covered in Sailing 201.  Sailors will continue to build upon their skills and develop more comfort and control in their boats. They will work on sailing upwind efficiently with more precise steering. Sailors will also move to the next level in seamanship, learning more advanced rules of the road, understanding of navigation markers, and more. During their intermediate course, they will have some exposure to racing and adventure sailing. REGISTER HERE

 

Sailing 203 Eagle Adventurer--(age 13-18) Two Week Camps

This group of sailors will take their skills to the next level in a fun but academic way. They will plan a trip, optimize routes, evaluate weather and tides, and log their experiences on the water. Sailors will be introduced to boat maintenance and repair and have the opportunity to sail one of the BCSC keelboats. Along with advanced seamanship, they will plan virtual trips using electronic navigation systems. REGISTER HERE

Sailing 301 Hawk Optimist Learn to Race--(ages 8-12) Two Week Camps

The Optimist learn to race program is well suited for sailors, 8 years old and older with at least 4 weeks of sail training. Sailors are expected to have already mastered the skills from Sailing 101 and Sailing 102 courses.  This group will work with their coach on the fundamentals of sailboat racing and will compete in the Green Fleet at regattas around the bay. The Green Fleet is more relaxed and is designed for new racers. BCSC will provide boats for these sailors. REGISTER HERE

 

Sailing 401 Hawk Optimist Race Team--(ages 9-12) Six Week Session 6/20-7/29/22

This camp is for younger and smaller kids and will help them will take racing to the next level by learning to read wind shifts, advanced boat handling, race tactics, and race starts. The team will travel the bay competing in regattas against sailors from other yacht clubs and sailing centers. Sailors provide their own Optimist sailboat. BCSC has a limited number of boats available for lease during the program. REGISTER HERE

 

Sailing 402 Hawk 420 Race Team--(ages 13-18) Six Week Session 6/20-7/29/22

This program is perfect for older and larger sailors who want to race high-performance 420’s against sailors from all over the Chesapeake Bay. Sailors will receive top-level coaching during training the first two weeks at BCSC and on the road competing on the regatta circuit. This is a fantastic way to develop the skills to continue to high school and college racing teams. Please let the director know if your sailor has already selected another sailor to partner with for the summer. The BCSC 420 Hawk Race Team has boats provided (which is included in the tuition cost).  REGISTER HERE

Siebel Sailing Program

Siebel Sailors Program - Fall & Spring 6-Week Sessions (Ages 10-13)

Through a grant from the Siebel Foundation, BCSC & US Sailing are partnering to bring the Siebel Sailors Program to our beach! We will be accepting applicants ages 10-13 to learn about the sport of sailing for the first time. Click to learn more about program goals and schedule information! 

 

Inquire about how to apply for a scholarship to this program at programs@bcsailing.org

Session Dates

Session 1--June 20-July 1, 2022 (two-week sailing session)

1A--June 20-24 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience or Fishing)

1B--June 27-July 1 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience or Fishing)

Session 2--July 5-15, 2022 (two-week sailing session)

2A--July 5-8 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience or Fishing)

2B--July 11-15 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience or Fishing)

Session 3--July 18-29, 2022 (two-week sailing session)

3A--July 18-22 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience)

3B--July 25-29 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience)

Session 4--August 1-12, 2022 (two-week sailing session)

4A--August 1-5 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience)

4B--August 8-12 (one-week session Chesapeake Experience)