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.
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION: Sail Camp is provided by Privateer Sailing Education Foundation (PSEF). A non-profit, 501C3 corporation that is located on the Privateer Yacht Club property, Hixson, Tennessee. We appreciate your ideas, support, and donations.
CURRICULUM: Students are taught to sail in PSEF owned boats ranging in size from 8 to 13 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 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.
SCHEDULE: Camp sessions are one week long (Monday through Friday) and run from 8:45 am to 4 pm.
Week 1 - June 3 to 7
Week 2 - June 10 to 14
Week 3 - June 17 to 21
Week 4 - June 24 to 28
July 1 to 5 No Sail Camp
Week 5 - July 8 to 12
Week 6 - July 15 to 19
COST: $300 per session per student.
DISCOUNTS & SCHOLARSHIPS: Discounts are available for: multiple weeks -$25/wk., multiple children from same family -$25/student, or a Scholarship for special financial needs (Call us to arrange this). To receive a discount or scholarship, you must use a printed mailed in enrollment form rather than online.
If using the printed form, mail it with a check made out to:
PSEF (Privateer Sailing Education Foundation) Send to: 467 Mason Drive Ringgold, GA 30736
ADDRESS & CONTACT INFORMATION:
Privateer Yacht Club
4714 Privateer Rd, Hixson TN
Office Phone: 423-877-9411 (normally answered during Sail Camp hours)
SAIL CAMP DIRECTOR: Tim Chambers, 423-718-4704 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Class size is limited. Weeks are filled as forms are received. We will update the Camp Calendar online.