Youth Camps & Classes

Youth Sailing and Boatbuilding Camps are designed to engender skills in leadership, observation, and decision-making while exploring maritime heritage in a dynamic hands-on environment. Team-building games, rigging, knot-tying, tool use, and demonstrations are preparation for sailing adventures and boat construction. Our talented and dedicated team of instructors are US Sailing, First Aid, and CPR certified. They are trained and experienced in working with youth to ensure safety and best practices on-the-water and in the shop.

We offer full-day and half-day summer day camp sessions. Combine a morning sailing camp with an afternoon boatbuilding camp to create your own day-long program. Lunchtime between programs is supervised. No before- or after-care programs are available.

STEM Sailing for Girls

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Partner Program
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Explore physics, engineering, technology through sailing and more, in partnership with Frog Prints e!

Youth Design/Build

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Program Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Explore creating objects from the imagination, while learning how to use hand tools effectively.

Youth Sailing at Cama Beach

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Instructor: CWB Sailing Instructors
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Four-day sailing camps at Cama Beach will introduce student to the basics.

Woodworking for Kids

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Program Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Learn to use hand tools and build your own tool box to take home. Ages 8 - 16

Beginning Sailing at South Lake Union

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Sailing Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Learn to sail in our El Toro prams. Our oldest and most popular summer camp! Ages 8 to 14

Youth Canoe Building

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Program Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Build a two-person plywood canoe and take it home at the end of class.

Intermediate Sailing

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Sailing Staff
  • Prerequisites: Beginning Sailing
  • Learn and practice intermediate sailing skills in our El Toros, including overboard drills and sailing solo

Advanced Sailing

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Sailing Staff
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate Sailing
  • Practice advanced sailing skills in gaff-, sprit-, and sloop-rigged boats

Quick & Daring

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Youth Program Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Design, build, and paddle or sail a boat, working in teams

The Science of Sailing

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Partner Program
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Explore the science behind boat design and sail Lake Union, in partnership with The Pacific Science Center

Seafaring Adventure Camp

  • Location: off-site, South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Partner Program
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Explore life on boats and at sea, in partnership with MOHAI and historic ships