Youth Programs

General Summer Camp Information

Camps run weekly beginning June 6 and ending August 12

Camp Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

We no longer require predesignated partners for beginner participants. 

Cost per 5-day Camp: $467 (Early bird pricing of $442 available before April 1)

Camp Locations: Boulder Reservoir and Cherry Creek Reservoir

Camps that are offered every week at both locations: Little Puffs, Learn to Sail (both age groups), and Intermediate Camp. In Cherry Creek we are also offering the SUP + Kayak Camp every week. All other camps are offered every other week. Click sign-up links below to view details about specific camps dates offered at their respective locations.

Want more help finding the right camp? Check out our SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 

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Little Puffs Sailing Camp

Ages 5-7

Cost per person: $442 until April 1 | $467 after April 1

For our youngest campers, these weeklong camps introduce sailing, water safety, and boating through fun games and activities. This is a great introduction to how to have fun and be safe on the water. This is our most popular camp and will fill up fast!

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Learn to Sail Camp

Younger and Older Camp Sessions | Ages 7-10 and 10-17

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

This entry-level camp is perfect for any first-time sailor ages 7-17. Each week we offer a Younger Learn to Sail Camp session for 7-10-year-olds as well as an Older Learn to Sail Camp session for 10-17-year-olds. Campers will sail 2 to a boat in small age-appropriate boats (Vanguard Prams for the younger groups and Picos, Topaz or RS Fevas for older groups). This class emphasizes learning the basics, feeling comfortable on the water, and having fun. Sign up solo or with a friend! Taking 2 weeks of this camp is required before moving on to the Intermediate level.

For 10-year-olds choosing between older or younger sessions: If your child is 10 years old and average height or shorter, the Younger Learn to Sail session is the right fit. If your child is 10 and taller than average, the Older Learn to Sail session is the right camp for you.

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Intermediate Sailing Camp

Ages 8-14

Cost per person: $442 until April 1 | $467 after April 1

Start sailing solo! This camp is perfect for anyone who has had at least 2 weeks of Learn to Sail Camp OR has previous experience sailing solo, Sailors will strengthen basic skills and become proficient sailing by themselves in their own boat. Practice tacking, jibing, sail trim, all points of sail, boat handling, knot tying, capsize recovery and so much more. Returning Intermediate Campers move up to a larger sail for a more challenging experience in order to safely prepare them for the next step. Taking 2 weeks of this camp is required before moving on to the Advanced level.

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Intro to Advanced Sailing Camp

Cherry Creek Only | Ages 8-12

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

IMPORTANT: Only offered at Cherry Creek Reservoir. This camp is perfect for anyone who has had at least 2 weeks of Intermediate Camp OR has previous experience sailing an Optimist Sailboat. Sailors will strengthen sailing skills and focus on boat handling, right of way, sailing in all conditions under control, and skipper responsibilities. Utilizing age-appropriate Opti racing boats, campers are able to hone skills needed in a more challenging and responsive boat while increasing independence in all aspects of sailing. Successfully completing this camp is a prerequisite for joining our Junior Race Team.

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Advanced Solo-Sailing Camp

Boulder Reservoir Only | Ages 12-17

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

IMPORTANT: This camp is only offered at Boulder Reservoir. This camp is perfect for anyone who has had at least 2 weeks of Intermediate Camp OR has previous experience sailing a Laser Sailboat. The minimum weight requirement for sailing a Laser safely (due to the sheer size of the boat) is 110lbs. Advanced sailors smaller than this can sail in the Advanced Double-Handed (c420) camp offered every other week.

This solo sailing camp is perfect for those who are ready to take on the challenges of a larger single-handed (1 person per boat) Laser sailboat. Sailors will sail solo while strengthening sailing skills and focusing on boat handling, right of way, and sailing in all conditions under control. Campers are able to hone skills needed in a more challenging and responsive boat while increasing independence in all aspects of sailing.

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Advanced Double-Handed Sailing Camp

Ages 12-17

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

This camp is perfect for anyone who has had at least 2 weeks of Intermediate Camp OR has previous experience sailing a c420 sailboat. This camp is perfect for those who are ready to take on the challenges of a larger double-handed (2 people per boat) c420 sailboat. Sailors will sail with a partner while strengthening sailing skills and focusing on boat handling, right of way, and sailing in all conditions under control. Campers are able to hone skills needed in a more challenging and responsive boat while increasing independence in all aspects of sailing.

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Windsurf + Stand Up Paddleboard + Kayak Camp

Ages 9-17

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

Important: Camp is offered only at Boulder Reservoir. This combo camp is great for an introduction to multiple water sports. Campers learn basic windsurfing, stand up paddleboard and kayak skills through fun games and challenges. Campers will rotate between various sports based on optimal weather conditions and campers’ interest.

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Stand Up Paddleboard + Kayak + Sail Camp

Ages 9-17

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

Important: SUP + Kayak + Sail Camp is offered at Cherry Creek only. This combo camp is great for an introduction to both paddle and sail-based sports. Campers learn basic sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayak skills through fun games and challenges. Campers will rotate between various sports based on optimal weather conditions and campers’ interests.

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Race Camp

Ages 12-18

Cost per person: $442 before April 1 | $467 April 1 and after

PREREQUISITE: Race Camp Participants must have completed at least one week of any Advanced Sailing Camp. Is your child ready to take sailing to the next level? Lasers and c240s are utilized to teach the foundation of sailboat racing in a fun, beginner-friendly atmosphere. This camp is scheduled to lead up to the Rocky Mountain Junior Olympics Festival hosted by Dillon Junior Sailing on Lake Dillon. Regatta details TBD in the 2022 season.

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Race Team

Evening Competitive Sailing

CSC’s Race Team Clinics pave the way to help you build a solid foundation of racing skills. Summer Clinics are “a la carte” where sailors can sign up for any or all clinics that fit in their schedule. Returning racers are invited to participate in local regattas during the season. For those planning to attend regattas an additional $75 “Add On” fee per sailor for boat charters and coaching can be added through registration.

Summer Race Team Clinics | Boulder and Cherry Creek | Ages 9-18 | $42 per clinic

We will be offering weekly clinics on Tuesdays after camp (4:30-7:30pm) during the 2022 summer season. Sign up for 1 or even all of them. PREREQUISITE: Sailors must complete at least 2 weeks of Intermediate Camps or any of our Advanced Camps before registering. NOTE: Due to Boulder Reservoir’s limited shoulder season hours, we are unable to offer Spring of Fall race team in 2022. 

Spring and Fall Race Team | Cherry Creek Only | Ages 9-18

Practices run weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Spring season is typically 4 weeks from late April through mid-late May. The Fall season is 4 weeks typically starting after Labor Day.

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Junior Sailing Instructor In Training (JSIT) Program

Volunteer | Ages 12-17

Training Course: $442 Before April 1 | $467 April 1 or after

Is your child looking to volunteer with CSC this summer? Our Junior Sailing Instructor in Training (JSIT) Camp provides the necessary skills and training for Advanced sailors to become confident and qualified JSITs. In this training camp, participants are taught what is needed to assist instructors with a wide variety of boats, and age groups. Leadership, camp curriculum, teaching strategies, and positive role model skills, are stressed in this course along with emerging skills in recognizing safety concerns.

This course is mandatory for all 1st year Junior Instructor applicants and only required to be taken once. Eligibility details:

  • Successful completion of at least 1 week of Advanced Sailing Camp
  • Be available to volunteer for full weeks at a time Monday-Friday, 8:30-4pm (unfortunately volunteering partial weeks or partial days is not an option)
  • If the applicant is new, they must be available to attend the JSIT Training Course ($467 for the week) held June 6-10, 2022 (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm) at each location
  • All returning JSITs are required to attend a 1-day reorientation training June 3, 2022 from 9-4pm.
  • Recommended (but not required) for 14+ y/o: Completion of the Colorado Boating Safely Course (https://www.register-ed.com/programs/colorado/132-colorado-boating-safely-course). Please note that this course is recommended for anyone interested in eventually becoming an instructor. This Boating License legally allows 14+ year olds to operate motorboats in CO and is also a prerequisite for becoming an instructor. JSITs would then have the opportunity to practice under supervision prior to being required to test motorboat driving skills as an instructor.

If you have any questions please email admin@communitysailing.org

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