camps intermediate sailing

Sailing Summer Camp

Intermediate Sailing Camp

For campers (ages 9-15) who have mastered Beginner Sailing, this week-long camp helps them continue honing their sailing skills through intensive on-the-water instruction.

Campers can expect to step up their performance, with greater challenges, as wind conditions will be stronger for this level. They will learn advanced safety skills and in-depth upwind sailing, under the supervision and guidance of Shoreline’s team of certified advanced-level instructors.

Topics covered include refining sail trim, heel control and sail shape controls. Capsize and man overboard drills are practiced as well.

Besides sailing a windward/leeward racecourse, timed racing starts and roll tacks will be covered. In addition, the camp includes intensive sailing drills and informal racing.

At the end of session, to provide an objective determination of skills learned, each camper goes through an evaluation/test of their progress and receives an individualized skills assessment.

You’ll learn the following skills:

  • • Safety – Life Jackets, Buddy system, Dock Etiquette, Tying Knots
  • • Fundamentals – Nomenclature, Wind Direction, Sail Theory, Rigging & Derigging
  • • Boat Orientation – Crew Responsibilities, Basic Steering, Tacking, Jibing, Sail Trim
  • • Capsizing, Cleating, Docking, Man Overboard, Course Selection, and more…

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Beginner Sailing (or its equivalent) is required. And, campers should be comfortable swimming and treading water.

To Keep in Mind: Campers should be comfortable swimming and treading water, be able to submerge their heads under water, behave prudently if a capsize occurs, and be in adequate physical shape to engage in the Camp’s activities. If in doubt, please contact your doctor. In addition Campers and/or parents must notify a staff member regarding any medical condition of which the instructor should be made aware. Although you may provide your own, Shoreline does provide PFDs (life vests) and wetsuits.

A lunch catered by the American Bistro is included with this camp (served at the beginning of camp). Lunch selections vary by day and include a vegetarian option each day.

What To Bring

Every day Campers should bring a towel, bathing suit and a change of dry, comfortable clothes (They will get WET). In addition, they should also bring a jacket or fleece, lots of sun protection, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes or booties to wear while on the boats and in the water (Tennis shoes or aqua socks work great!). No flip-flops allowed.

Hats and sunglasses are recommended but not required. If wearing glasses, Campers should bring a lanyard to secure glasses around their head. It is also a good idea to send along some additional money or a snack with your Camper to carry him/her throughout the day, as well as for locker tokens – cost $2 and are recommended for securing valuables.

Important: On the first day of camp, please arrive 15-20 minutes before the start time to register and sign-in.

Please Note: Also, parents, no pets, including dogs, may enter the park, even if they are inside a vehicle when dropping off and picking up campers.

Week-long summer sessions

Times Ages Price
1:45pm-4:30pm 9-15 $495
2023 Dates: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
  • June 5-9
  • June 12-16
  • June 19-23
  • June 26-30
  • July 3-7
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-August 4
  • August 7-11
Programs Times Daily Weekly
Extra Camp Supervision 8:00 - 5:30pm $95 $375

Shoreline Lake will be open July 4th and all camps will meet according to their regular schedule.

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Directions to Our Facility

Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up.