What could be better than a week of Learn to Sail Camp, improving your sailing skills, and making new friends? Sailing is a perfect activity for anyone that enjoys water sports and outdoor recreation. Sailing can be exciting or relaxing. Regardless of age, ability or limitations, sailing has something for everyone.
CURRICULUM: Students are taught to sail in club owned boats ranging in size from 8 to 15 feet. The staff consists of Instructors certified by the United States Sailing Authority. The main emphasis of the camp is fun and safety. Campers will learn: to speak the language of sailing, how to rig their own boat, use the wind to sail in any direction, to right the boat when it tips over, then put away the boat at day’s end. While on shore campers meet new friends while being taught: care of their boat, rules of safe boating, how to tie useful knots, do some swimming, paddling, hiking and much more. Lunch and snacks are provided. Learning to sail their own boat across the lake and safely returning to shore gives your child increased self-esteem and confidence in their abilities. Most campers return for several weekly camps and again year after year.
REQUIREMENTS: Students must be: 8 to 17 years old, mature, able to learn, follow directions and be open to new exciting water sports. Students are required to: Pass a swim test, bring a comfortable Coast Guard approved life jacket and “close toed” sneakers or water shoes. Students with discipline problems will be removed from camp.
LOCATION: Privateer Yacht Club, 4713 Privateer Rd, Hixson TN
SCHEDULE: Camp sessions are one week long (Monday through Friday) and run from 8:45 am to 4 pm.
Week 1 - June 4 to 8
Week 2 - June 11 to 15
Week 3 - June 18 to 22
Week 4 - June 25 to 29
July 4 to 8 No Sail Camp
Week 5 - July 9 to 13
Week 6 - July 16 to 20
COST: $300 per session per student.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Discounts are available for: members of PYC -$50, multiple weeks -$25/wk., multiple children from same family -$25/student, or based on special financial needs. To receive a discount, you must enroll with a printed mailed in enrollment form.
REGISTRATION: Enrollment can be done in one of two ways. Either Online (click “SUBMIT”) or Printing out the form and mail it in (click “PRINT”).
If using the printed form, mail it with a check made out to:
PYS (Privateer Youth Sailing) 4115 Hamill Rd Hixson TN 37343
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Call Steve Sherman, Camp Director: 423-432-6501 (cell) or [email protected]
CLUB PHONE NUMBER: 423-877-9411 The Club does not have a full-time staff. Therefore, the phone goes to an answering machine. During Sail Camp the phone is usually answered.
Note: Class size is limited. Weeks are filled as forms are received. We will update the Camp Calendar on line but also call you if a camp fills before we receive your registration.