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Beginner Camp

BEGINNER: (Ages 8-16), 1 Week Program

Beginner programming is perfect for anyone wanting to check out sailing for the first time, or for returning campers that want to make sure their fundamental techniques are perfected before moving on. A beginner boat has 4 campers and one instructor on each boat. Beginner programming focuses on wind awareness, parts of the boat, essential knot tying, points of sail, tacking, jibing, basic sail trim, basic skippering, and sailing a basic windward-leeward course. The goal of the beginner programming is to make everyone a comfortable crewmember on the boats, while beginning to showcase some of the skills required to be a skipper.

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Beginner Sessions: (One Week, $500/Week)

Session 1A June 19-23
Session 1B June 26-30
Session 2A July 3-7
Session 2B July 10-14
Session 3A July 17-21
Session 3B July 24-28
Session 4A

July 31 - August 4

Session 4B August 7-11
Session 5A August 14-18
Session 5B August 21-25

If financial assistance is needed, The DSC offers a scholarship. More information is in the Camp FAQ tab.


The Downtown Sailing Center

Est 1994
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 •