2017 Summer Camp

Everyone knows that when the weather starts getting warmer, it is time for another great summer at SYC!  The SYC Summer Camp is open to members only, with a Junior membership available which will allows campers become a Junior Member for the year. A Junior Member must participate in at least one sailing camp and will have access to watersports equipment.

Each summer camp session features activities such as sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming, outdoor games, cooking, and much more! Different sessions are more concentrated and divided into various focus groups: Watersports Explorers, Sailing Explorers, Sailing Captains, Adventure Explorers, and Minnows. Lunch is provided. Within each session, there are different age groups: ages 5-7 for a half-day and ages 8-16 for a full day. All must be able to pass a swim test. 

Click Here to Register Online
Be sure to check out the Sailing Camp Facebook Group here for fun photos and updates!



Please download, print and sign the following documents and return them to SYC:
Liability and Photo Release Form
Medical and Emergency Form

Registration for 2017 will be available online at a later date. 
If you have any questions, please contact Will Stocke at will.stocke@sarasotayachtclub.org or 941.315.0627. 
  • Session Schedule
    • Minnows (Ages 5-7):
      On the SR 21/ Half Day/ 1-2 weeks 

      Session 1($300) -June 13-24

      Session 2 ($300) - June/July 27-8                               

      Session 3 ($300) - July 11-22

      Session 4 ($300) - July/August 25- 5       

                                                                                

      Sailing Explorers (Ages 8-16):
      Optis, V15, and Lasers/ Full day/ 1 week

      Week 1 ($295) - June 13-17

      Week 2 ($295) - June 20-24                             

      Week 3 ($295) - June 27-1

      Week 5 ($295) - July 11-15

      Week 7 ($295) - July 25-29

      Week 8 ($295) - Aug 1-5

                                          

      Water Sports Adventurers (Ages 8-16):
      Kayaks and Paddleboards Full day one week

      Week 1 ($250) - June 13-17   

      Week 2 ($250) - June 20-24
                                           

      Week 4 ($250) - June 27-1

      Week 7 ($250) - July 25-29

       

      Adventure Explorers (Ages 8-16):
      Optis, V15, Kayaks, and Paddleboards/ Full day/ 2 weeks

      Session 1 ($500) – June 13-24                                             

      Session 2 ($500) – June/July 27-8                                                                                          

      Session 3 ($500) – July 11-22         

      Session 4 ($500) – July/August 25- 5      

                                                                                                        

      Sailing Captains (Ages 8-16):
      Optis, V15, and Lasers/ Full day/ 1 week

      Week 3 ($300) - June 27-1                               

      Week 4 ($300) - July 4-8

      Week 6 ($300) - July 18-22

      Week 8 ($300) - Aug 1-5

       

      Advanced Clinics at the YSP or a Clinic of our own here

      Session 5 Aug 8-12

       

  • Session Activities
    • Minnows:

      Children ages 5 to 7 will be able to participate in half day one week and two week sessions.  Activities include swimming, sailing, cooking, fishing, arts and crafts, paddleboarding, and team building games.  Participants must be able to swim.  Lunch will be provided.

      Adventure Explorers:
      Children ages 8 to 16 will be able to participate in full day two week sessions.  Activities include swimming, sailing, cooking, fishing, arts and crafts, kayaking, paddleboarding, and team building games.  Participants must be able to pass the swim test.  Lunch will be provided.

      Sailing Explorers: 
      Children ages 8 to 16 will be able to participate in a full day one week session.  Participants will get a crash course in learning the basics of sailing.  Participants will be able to sail their own boat by the end of the week.  Participants must be able to pass the swim test.  Lunch will be provided.

      Water Sports Adventurers:
      Children ages 8 to 16 will be able to participate in a full day one week session.  Participants will learn basic technique for kayaking and paddleboarding and explore the local waters looking for wildlife.  Participants will be able to sail their own boat by the end of the week.  Participants must be able to pass the swim test.  Lunch will be provided.

      Sailing Captains:
      Children ages 8 to 16 will be able to participate in a full day one week session.  Activities will focus on fine tuning sailing skills and introducing advanced sailing concepts.  Participants must have taken a sailing course at SYC previously and be able to pass the swim test.  Lunch will be provided.

  • Camp Coaches
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      Zachary Jordan has been sailing in Sarasota for 10 years. He sails competitively in the Club 420, a two-person dinghy. His high school team has placed 1st in the state of Florida for the last two years in in a row followed up with a 3rd place finish at high school nationals. He also finished 2nd at the C420 North American Championship in 2014 in addition to multiple other top 10 regatta finishes. He spends his summers travelling the country for regattas and teaching kids to sail – he’s been volunteering and coaching for the last five years with the Sarasota Yacht Club and the Sarasota Youth Sailing Program. He plans to continue to sail in college next year.

      Louisa Nordstrom is a local sailor who has been active in Sarasota’s sailing community for a number of years in a variety of classes including; optimist, laser, 420, and 29er. Starting off at the Venice Youth Boating Association she has progressed to become an experienced sailor on national and international level, competing in regattas as far off as Porto Alegre, Brazil. Louisa has been a prominent member and co-captain of the Pine View sailing team, which has outperformed any of the past Sarasota teams in the high school series throughout the years as they earned bronze last year at the Mallory Trophy Nationals. She has attended Pine View since second grade and is set to graduate in June. With her sailing record she has been recruited for college and will be attending Yale University in the fall. Currently she is working closely with US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program in the 29er class and plans to attend Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands later on this summer. An important factor in Louisa’s success in the sport of sailing is the community she grew up in, which has shaped and paved the way for her and her future. She is extremely excited to be able to work with today’s youth and teach them the joy of sailing and life on the water.