• Maintaining safe social distancing protocols
  • Requiring that all participants and staff wear cloth masks. CSC face maks/buffs are available for purchase online or during check-in
  • Instilling frequent use of hand sanitizer
  • Asking general health screening questions and will have the ability to take staff and students’ temperatures
  • Enhanced cleaning of boats and gear after each use
  • Assigning individuals (or same-household groups) to one boat, with accompanying equipment to be used for the duration of the camp or class
  • Encourage the use of personal PFD’s and helmets. Each participant will use the same PFD and helmet during camps
  • Full daily credit will be refunded to any student that stays home sick
  • Group sizes will be limited to reflect the most updated recommendations and guidelines. 
  • To limit potential exposure during lunch and onshore time classes will have assigned staggered times and locations
  • Requiring that staff and participants who demonstrate any COVID-19 related symptoms remain at home
  • Junior Volunteers will be assigned to a specific group each week and interaction with other groups will be minimized.
  • Require that all participants bring enough water for the duration of the day to prevent the need for refilling water bottles. This will significantly decrease a “frequently touched surface” hotspot.

This emial is sent to all campers the week before they attend camp.

Camp starts next week. Hooray! I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to thoroughly read this email prior to bringing your child to camp. There is a lot of information that pertains to how differently things are running this year, what is to be expected, and what you need to know BEFORE you show up next week.


PLEASE NOTE: If your child OR anyone in your household has exhibited ANY COVID-related symptoms in the last 14 days: DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO CAMP.

Inclement Weather: you will need to monitor the weather and be prepared to pick up children in a timely manner if inclement weather is imminent. We will be texting parents in such a situation, so please be cognizant of this.

What to Bring:

  • Water – You will need to pack enough water for the whole day to help us limit high touch areas involved in water refill stations.
  • 2 cloth face coverings – neck gaiters/buffs or cloth masks are fine. We do require that you have 2 in case one is misplaced or in the case that someone uses a neck gaiter as it is traditionally intended and it gets wet.
  • Lunch, sunscreen, towel, and close-toed shoes.
  • Personal hand sanitizer – In addition, each instructor will have a spray bottle of sanitizer for the group.
  • Highly recommended – Personnel PFDs and helmets. We will be assigning each camper their personal PFDs and helmets to use for the week. These will be disinfected daily prior to being put away for the evening. Although it is definitely not mandatory, if you are able to provide your own, this would be best.

Knowing what camp your child is signed up for will help the check-in process immensely.
Camp: <<Your Child’s Camp>>
Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (There is no before or aftercare this year)

MONDAY ONLY: Staggered Camp Check-In Times:

8:50 am – Intro to Advanced OR Advanced Sailing Camp OR Buddy-Based Sailing Camp
9:10 am – Self-Contained Small Group OR SUP + Kayak OR Intermediate
Once everyone is familiar with our check-in process and exact camp drop-off location, check-in will resume at 9:00 am for all camps for the remainder of the week.

What to Expect Monday Morning:

If you are new to our camp, detailed directions to our location are at the bottom of this email. Upon arrival, the Camp Shore Director:

  • Will ask a few questions to complete our daily COVID health screening.
  • May take your child’s temperature with a non-contact thermometer
  • Will direct you to your exact camp drop-off area where their camp instructor will be waiting.
  • Parents or guardians (and anyone else not participating in camp) must REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES. With all the necessary information already collected, parents do not need to and are not permitted to exit their vehicles while on location. You, of course, can converse with your instructor and the director, but to help us follow CDC and state guidelines please do so from inside your vehicle.

Important General Information for All Camps:

  • If your child OR anyone in your household has exhibited ANY COVID-related symptoms in the last 14 daysDO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO CAMP.
  • If your child exhibits any COVID-related symptoms they will not be allowed to attend camp until they are cleared to do so with negative COVID test results.
  • Prorated refunds will be provided to any participant that stays home for illness-related reasons.
  • Social distancing measures will remain in place between all campers as well as staff, with the exception of those who have been listed ahead of time as a pre-designated “Buddy-Pairing.”
  • FOR ALL CAMPS: Masks will be worn on shore at all times except for when eating or drinking, at which point everyone will remain at least 6 feet away from each other or 6 feet away from any other buddy-pairing.
  • FOR ALL CAMPS: Masks will NOT be worn while sailing, as this poses a significant danger if a boat capsizes and a child finds themselves attempting to breathe through a wet mask while swimming.
  • In the instance that a child is unable to or unwilling to follow COVID-related guidelines or camp rules, we will have to call you to pick them up. We are unable to tolerate infractions to rules that could potentially put participants and staff in danger. Refunds will not be provided under these circumstances.
  • Each camp group will remain separate at all times both on and off the water
  • Campers must remain with their camp group and will not have contact with any other camp groups for any reason.
  • No food sharing.
  • No sunscreen sharing.
  • We will continue to have designated sunscreen reapplication times but as it pertains to our youngest campers, instructors will not directly assist in sunscreen application.
  • To eliminate high touchpoints on trash cans or trash bags, campers will be required to take home their own lunch trash.
  • Leave No Trace” rules will be emphasized at camp to mitigate lunch trash exposure hazards as well as decrease, if not eliminate, the accumulation of lost and found items.
  • All used equipment will be disinfected at the end of each day. This includes identified touchpoints on sailboats, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddles, helmets, and lifejackets.

Emergency Situations

  • First and foremost, more so than ever, we will do everything within our ability to prevent emergency situations.
  • If an emergency occurs that requires physical contact or significant compromising of social distancing measures, staff will provide a response appropriate to the emergency situation (i.e. First Aid, CPR).
  • Staff will not compromise general safety over COVID-19 guidelines. If a child were to need physical assistance in a situation that could become an emergency, they will respond appropriately, whether or not such a response conforms to COVID-19 guidelines.

If you would like to know more details about our COVID-19 protocol, you can access that information on our Coronavirus Webpage. This webpage will be updated with any COVID-related programmatic adjustments. Meanwhile, we will be monitoring and following all CDC guidelines, as well as those provided by the state, and making changes as needed.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Please know that we are receiving a very high volume of calls and emails, so we will respond as soon as we are able. We appreciate your patience in advance and look forward to getting your child on the water!

Directions to CSC’s Location at the Boulder Reservoir: To get in through the front gate just let them know you’re attending a sailing event with Community Sailing. Enter the park and follow Reservoir Road by staying right to pass the beach and parking lots. Follow signs to the Sailboat Ramp then turn left toward the sailboat ramp. The Shore Director will greet you at this intersection and direct you to the exact drop off location for your camp. Please drive slowly as this could be a high pedestrian traffic area. Please remain in your vehicle at all times. 

Directions to CSCs Location at Cherry Creek Reservoir: We are located in Cherry Creek State Park in Greenwood Village. Come in through the West entrance (by Cherry Creek High School) and let the front gate know your part of a camp with Community Sailing. Then just follow the road (W. Lake View Rd) down and take your first left onto Marina Access Rd. Follow that road past the signs to the boat ramp/ inspection station and a staff member will meet you on the road near the lot just beyond the turn for the boat ramp. This is where we will go through our check-in process, and then direct your child to the area in which their Camp Instructor will be awaiting them.


The Entire CSC Team

Code of Conduct: The following rules will help ensure a safe, rewarding, and cheerful learning environment. Appropriate behavior is expected at all times while on CSC property, with staff or parent volunteers and while representing CSC at away events. Students will show respect for their peers, instructors, and other individuals. Students are expected to cooperate and follow directions at all times:

  • No obscene language, rough-housing or throwing of objects.
  • Life Jackets and helmets will be worn at all times whenever a student is on the docks or in a boat.
  • Boundaries must be observed, both on the water and on shore, as established by the instructors.
  • There is no running on the docks.
  • Students will pick up their own trash and are expected to keep their belongings neat and orderly.
  • At the end of class, students are expected to leave equipment shipshape and must report any damaged or missing equipment.
  • Students must be picked up promptly. We would ask the parent to contact the coach if he/she knows they may be late.
  • CSC cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. Please leave items of value at home.


Discipline Policy:

First Occurrence: When a problem surfaces the first action is to be taken by the instructor.

  • The student will be spoken to and made aware of the problem. Positive reinforcement will be part of the attempt to solve the problem.
  • The student will have to spend a few minutes in time out. On land, the time out area may be determined by the instructor. On the water or onshore at the time out area will be determined by the instructor.
  • Program Director will have a conversation with the parent if he/she decides it is necessary to improve the situation. We believe it is important for everyone to be in the loop.

Second Occurrence: If the problem isn’t resolved the Program Director will be notified by the instructor.

  • The Program Director will speak to the student involved.
  • The student will be asked to speak about the problem and give their view of occurrence.
  • The student will be asked to suggest what they think is a good solution to the problem.
  • The parents will be updated by the Program Director. Fair and consequential actions will result.

Third Occurrence: The student(s) will be asked to stay home if the safety self or others is compromised.

  • Any further significant problems will be reviewed by the Program Director & Parent and the student may be asked to leave CSC for the remainder of the session. A full written report will be submitted from this meeting and kept on file.

If your question or concern is not extremely time sensitive the best way to reach us if by email at:


If you have a specific question that needs to be answered immediately please call us at:



Direct Emails

Brandon Kass: brandon.kass@www.communitysailing.org

Melissa Gorchynsky: melissa@www.communitysailing.org

Isabel Regine: isabel@www.communitysailing.org

Our location inside the Cherry Creek Reservoir is  located inside The Marina grounds (4800 S. Dayton, Greenwood Village, CO 80111). If you are on I-225 N, take exit 2 for Tamarac St/DTC Blvd. and turn right onto DTC Blvd. Turn left onto E. Union Ave and follow that until you reach S. Dayton St. on your right. After you turn right onto S. Dayton St, you will immediately see an entrance to West Gate of the Cherry Creek State Park on your left. You can follow this road until you see signs for The Marina on your left. Follow the signs to get to the Lake House and find parking near the marina. From here, where we meet will it will depend on what program you are attending:


For all Junior Sailing Classes and Summer Camps:

Just beyond the Lake House to the left, you’ll see a chain link fence with a gate in it. Go through the gate down to the lower boat lot where our Sailing Center is located at the far end. Camps and classes meet under one of the tents by the waterfront.

From downtown Boulder, head east on Arapahoe Avenue, turn north on Foothills Parkway, west on Jay Road, and north on 51st Street, turn east and head to the entrance of Reservoir Road.  From the Front Gate, drive toward “Hobie Haven” look for CSC’s white tent and boat racks with your sailing gear. 5565 51st St, Boulder, CO 80301.   Map

Sunscreen, Water, Lunch, Hat, Sunglasses, Change of Clothes, Towel, Closed-Toe Sandal/Water Shoe, any medication the student might need and a FUN Attitude ready to learn and go sailing!

Our instructors are all US Sailing Certified Instructors who have completed training from US Sailing, and have certifications in CPR and First Aid. They’re all excellent sailors and great teachers. Your child’s coach probably learned to sail in an Opti, too! Instructor biographies will be posted soon. We also have several counselors in training who are under 18 assisting with our classes.

You’ll have lots of opportunities to watch your child sail. Please keep in mind that parents on the beach and docks can be a big distraction for new sailors (they’ll watch you instead of paying attention to class!). For safety reasons it’s very important for new sailors to focus entirely on their coach and the instruction. Especially in the beginning, it’s usually best to wait until the class is on the water to watch. If you’d like to watch your child’s class, speak with your child’s coach so that you can make arrangements that won’t interfere with the coach’s plans that day.

No…your State Park and Boulder Entrance Fees are included in your registration costs. Community Sailing pays the State Park and Boulder Reservoir entrance every time you are entering the park for your child’s camp. Please tell the gate attendant that you are entering for a class with Community Sailing of Colorado. Inside Cherry Creek State Park you can park in front of The Cherry Creek Yacht Club building and camps meet under the deck of the Yacht Club building. At the Boulder Reservoir, you will find us on the south side of the reservoir near the boat ramps.  Look for a big tent and CSC flags.

Yes…we will try and sail every day during camp but know the weather sometimes doesn’t cooperate. Please plan on attending camp everyday during your scheduled week regardless of a little rain, unless you are contacted by our staff. Rain doesn’t scare sailors

We use a 8:1 instructor to student ratio and most of our camps are 5:1 ratios. This is to ensure safety and provide a great learning environment for every child. Safety is always paramount and if you have any concerns or questions please contact us. We always appreciate your feedback or input.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:

We understand that everyone’s lives have been intensely disrupted given our current state of affairs. In light of being all in this together, we want to do our best to support the needs of our community. So please know that if there are any changes to our schedule that affect registrations already booked, we will work with each individual to find the best course of action that suits you personally. For those who are able to re-register for a later camp/class or those able to accept a class credit for a later undetermined date, we will be providing a 25% discount on your next registration in appreciation for your continued support. For those individuals who are requesting to make changes to their registrations for camps or classes that have not been affected at this time, we will be happy to offer you credit in addition to a 15% appreciation discount toward your next camp or class. 

As a small nonprofit, we too are feeling these financial effects and want to weather this storm as best as possible. We truly hope that our community will take this into consideration prior to requesting any cash refunds. Of course, if your financial situation is such that the cost of sailing camp or class is a relatively considerable amount in your life right now that a refund will make a significant impact on your financial situation then we will absolutely provide a refund ($25 per registration). We don’t want anyone to go hungry. If you do have it in your financial ability, however, to take a credit instead with an additional appreciation discount, we truly hope that you will consider this option first. 

Together we can get through this!

NO CANCELLATION FEES!  Cancel up to a week before the start of camp, and we will give you 100% of your purchase price as credit for any future CSC program through the end of next summer.

To cancel your registration: Email admin@communitysailing.org your full name, participant’s full name, camp that you are registered for and the camp dates. You will receive an email confirmation once your credit has been processed.

Usage Fee

For all camps and classes, an $11 fee per registration is charged to cover program facility, land use, and entrance fees related to the reservoirs we access.

If you are unable to find the answers you’re looking for in the FAQs section please visit our registration platform for details about class dates and times.  For any other information that is not on our website please feel free to contact us directly and we will answer any further questions you may have.

In a typical day of camp for the Cherry Creek Reservoir Program we will meet behind the Cherry Creek Marina & Yacht Club. For our Boulder Reservoir Program, we will meet under the white tent near Hobie Haven (half way between Main Office and Boat House)There are tables set up for us underneath a deck which provides some nice shade from the sometimes warm summer days. After all the campers have arrived we will do a quick chat about the coming day, the anticipated weather conditions and let the campers know what they can expect. One of the first things our sailors do is pick out their life jackets, they will be wearing these all week, anytime they are near the water.

If it is the first day of class the students will learn about the boats and water safety, then they will get to rig up a boat with the help of instructors and volunteers. After the boats are rigged they will meet with instructors again to go over the plan for practice time and then everyone heads out onto the water. Most campers will be paired up when they are a beginner as it is easier to work in teams at first. Around lunch time we bring all the classes together to enjoy a social lunch and practice a few onshore skills before heading back out sailing for the afternoon.

Each class runs a little different depending on skill level and conditions. Please speak with your instructor about any questions you may have.

Safety is a core value of Community Sailing of Colorado. We take great pride in offering sailing camps and classes that are safe and fun. To ensure we that we offer the most fulfilling and safe experience to each participant, we review our practices, policies and operation seasonally to ensure that our Safety Plan and Emergency Action Plan include the best practices for children, adults and individuals with disabilities. .

Please feel free to provide us with any feedback or concerns regarding the safety of our operation. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that each participant, volunteer and staff member are safe during a CSC program.

Have a Question? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

Community Sailing of Colorado is here to help.

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