Youth Programs

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Little Puffs Camps

Little Puffs Camps | Ages 5-7

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. Participants should bring a lunch, bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and water shoes. THIS CAMP WILL FILL UP FAST!

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am and 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Learn To Sail Camps

Learn To Sail Camps | Ages 7-11

Great for first-time sailors! New skills teach independence, confidence, and safety on the water. STEM-based lessons enhance this well-rounded beginner experience.  Emphasis is on learning the basics, feeling comfortable on the water and HAVING FUN! Participants should bring a lunch, bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and water shoes. CSC will provide all equipment, including life jackets. THIS OUR MOST POPULAR CAMP!

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Beg-Intermediate Sailing Camps

Beg-Intermediate Sailing Camps | Ages 8-17

The Beg-Intermediate Camp is for students who have completed one to two weeks of Learn To Sail Camp or for beginning sailors who are 12 and up. This camp is particularly best for beginner sailors who are only sailing for 1 week each summer. Sailors will continue to solidify their skills, focusing on tacking, points of sail, sail trim, boat handling and capsize recovery.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Intermediate Sailing Camps

Intermediate Sailing Camps | Ages 8-17

The Intermediate Camp is the next step in a sailor’s progression, for those who graduated from our Learn to Sail Camp, Beg-Intermediate Camp or for juniors that have previous sailing experience elsewhere. Sailors will strengthen basic skills and become proficient while sailing all points of sail. Practicing tacking, jibing, sail trim, boat handling, knot tying, review of weather recognition and capsize recovery are the goals of this camp. Sailors learn in same-age peer groups to enrich confidence and camaraderie.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Intro to Advanced Sailing Camps

Intro to Advanced Sailing Camps | Ages 8-13

This camp is perfect for those who have mastered the basics of sailing. 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 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.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Advanced Sailing Camps

Advanced Sailing Camps | Ages 13-17

This camp is perfect for those who have mastered the basics of sailing. 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 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 High School Race Team.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Stand Up Paddleboard + Windsurfing + Sailing Camp

 

Stand Up Paddleboard + Windsurfing + Sailing Camp | Ages 8-17

Learn to harness the power of the wind in more ways than one. This combo camp is great for an intro to multiple water sports. Campers test their balance on a board with a paddled and under sail. Perfect for a young adventurer looking to expand their water skills through adventure, games, and challenges.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

Use this link if you’re looking for Cherry Creek Reservoir’s Stand Up Paddleboard + Sailing Camp

Boulder Reservoir:

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Stand Up Paddleboard + Sailing Camp

Stand Up Paddleboard + Sailing Camp | Ages 8-17

Learn to harness the power of the wind and board! This is a great camp for those looking to experience the thrill of sailing hands-on. Find your balance on the water through Stand Up Paddle Boarding, experience sailing on multiple types of boats through adventure games and challenges. Experience the water with a paddle and sail.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

Use this link if you’re looking for Boulder Reservoir’s Stand Up Paddle Board + Windsurfing + Sailing Camp 

Cherry Creek Reservoir:

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Race Camp

Race Camp | Ages 8-17

NEW CAMP! Ready to take your sailing to the next level? Race Camp develops a solid foundation of sailing skills. Learn about the challenging dynamics of sailboat racing on a variety of sailboats. Challenge yourself to a level and refine skills of rigging and tuning, maneuvers, and skipper/crew communication. Race Camp gives sailors the opportunity to learn and practice advanced skills in a competitive, racing-focused environment. The July Race Camp leads up to the Rocky Mountain Junior Olympics Festival hosted by CSC at the Cherry Creek Reservoir.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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High School Adventure Sailing

High School Adventure Sailing | Ages 13-18

This camp is perfect for the adventurous teenager who has yet to experience sailing. Geared for the high school aged beginner this fun, fast-paced week of sailing teaches young adults everything they need to know to sail in the same boats used for high school race team. With a focus on fun, independence, and hands-on learning this camp is perfect for any first-time sailor who’s maybe outgrown summer camp but still loves a good adventure.

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care.

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Junior Instructor in Training Camp (JSIT)

Junior Instructor in Training Camp (JSIT) | Ages 12-17

Is your child looking to volunteer with CSC this summer? Our Junior Instructor in Training Camp provides the necessary skills and training for Junior Sailors (ages 12-17) to become confident and qualified Junior Instructors.  Participants are taught what is needed to assist instructors with a wide variety of boats, and age groups. Leadership development, and positive role model skills, are stressed in this course along with emerging skills in recognizing safety concerns.   This course is mandatory for all Junior Instructor applicants. Other prerequisites include:

  • Submit a 1-page application letter. This application letter will need to include information about why you are interested in the role, why you would be a good fit, and your related experiences. Please send all JSIT application letters to admin@www.communitysailing.org . All applications will be required before the candidate can begin volunteering.
  • Successful completion of Intermediate Sailing Camp or higher
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications (child and adolescent required, adult cpr optional)
  • Completion of Heads Up Concussion Protocol (which is free online course to be renewed every year http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html)

Recommended but not required for 14+ year old JSITs: Completion of the Colorado Boating Safely Course:

https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/BoatingSafetyCourses.aspx This in-person course will teach students about motorboat safety and the corresponding regulations and requirements. This is not a mandatory course by any means, however, it gives the JSIT the opportunity to drive motor boats and we hope that our JSITs who are interested will eventually become full-time instructors when they are eligible at 16 years of age. A prerequisite for being an instructor is passing a US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course. This includes a motorboat skills test which requires Colorado Boating Safely Course course and subsequent license. Acquiring this license in advance and having ample time to practice the summer prior to taking the Level 1 course is a great opportunity for those who want to eventually become an official Sailing Instructor. Note: Any JSIT 16 years old or older may also take a web-based version of this boat safety class:(http://www.boatus.org/colorado/).

MANDATORY in 2019: We would like to bring all returning JSITs together for a review and summer orientation. Parents are highly encouraged to attend to meet other parents and even talk carpool options. Please attend one of the following “Meet & Greets” below to help kickoff the season. CSC will be cooking up burgers and dogs to keep everyone well fed.

  • Boulder Reservoir: Junior Instructor Meet & Greet Party | Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • Cherry Creek Reservoir: Junior Instructor Meet & Greet Party | Thursday, May 30 from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Before and After Care: We will be offering Before and After Care from 8:00 am-9:00 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm each day. During registration, you will see the option to add on Before and/or After Care. 

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Race Team

Race Team (formerly Junior & High School Race Team)

Don’t be intimidated, the CSC Racing Program is a great way for any of our Advanced or Intro to Advanced campers to quickly pick up racing basics while learning to sail with peers. Sailors are encouraged but not mandated to participate in competitive regattas (sailing races) both in and out of state. Competitive sailing here in Colorado is a great pathway to lead young athletes toward college sailing and beyond.

Advanced sailors develop the talents to become skilled sailboat racers. Independence and critical thinking are at the heart of the race team. Sailors work together on and off the water to establish a solid foundation of knowledge; including: the racing rules of sailing, advanced rigging and sail tuning, advanced sailing techniques, sportsmanship, and strategy. Racing is fun! Sailors learn to work through challenges and rejoice in the triumphs and travails of competitive sport.

Junior Race Team | Ages 8-12

Want more time on the water? Ready to take your sailing to the next level? Junior Race Team paves the way to help you build a solid foundation of sailing skills. Learn about the challenging dynamics of sailboat racing on a variety of sailboats. Race Team gives sailors the opportunity to learn and practice advanced skills in a competitive, team-focused environment. Our Coaches will prepare sailors for local and regional regattas.

High School Sailing Team | Ages 13-18

For students in grades 8-12. Learn the finer points of sailing and racing a c420 or Laser with a team. Challenge yourself to a level and refine skills of rigging and tuning, maneuvers, and skipper/crew communication. Sailing can help you get into the college of your choice. Colleges look for students who are academically qualified who have demonstrated a passion for something else. Sailing can be that passion. Being a high school sailor can set you apart from the crowd.

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After School Adventure

After School Adventure | Ages 7-12

The After School Adventure Class is designed for children 7-12 years old who are interested in refining their sailing skills and becoming more comfortable in and around the water. Try out many different types of boats and learn advanced sailing skills. Perfect for those who are interested in becoming more proficient on the water.

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