Youth Camps & Classes

Note: 2021 scheduling and registration will be released March 15th.

COVID Safety & Changes in Programming

For the well-being of our sailors and the community as a whole, we are focused on creating the safest environment possible. For Summer 2021, we are offering a reduced schedule of small group and staggered programs with the option to sail by yourself, or with a committed partner of your choosing. All classes are entirely outdoors, masked, socially-distanced, staggered, sanitized and have reduced capacity in order to adhere to Oregon Health Authority, CDC and American Camp Association standards.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Program Director at: Director@WillametteSailingClub.com

Half Day Camps

Minnows 
Ages 5-7
Half Day, 1 week
Beginner
Sailors spend the afternoons sailing, swimming, and learning about the river in our protected harbor. The goal is to help young kids feel comfortable around the water in a safe and fun environment. Swim check not required.

Opti Camp
Ages 8-11
Half Day, 1 week
Beginner – Intermediate
Sailors will learn the basics of small boat sailing while doing drills and games designed to practice boat handling skills. A great introduction to the sport of sailing! Ages 8-12 and under 115 pounds sail in one-person Optis. All sailors will be expected to complete a 50-foot swim check with a lifejacket.

Laser Camp
Ages 12-18
Half Day, 1 week
Beginner – Intermediate
Teens will learn the basics of small boat sailing while doing drills and fun games designed to practice boat handling skills. Lasers are a singlehanded 14 foot dinghy and are a great introduction to sailing! Sailors must be 12 years old or weigh a minimum of 115 pounds. All sailors will be expected to complete a 50-foot swim check with a lifejacket.

420 Camps
Ages 12-18
Half Day, 1 week
Beginner – Intermediate
Teens will learn the basics of small boat sailing while doing drills and fun games designed to practice boat handling skills. 420s are a double handed 14 foot dinghy and are a great introduction to sailing! Sailors must be 12 years old or weigh a minimum of 115 pounds. All sailors will be expected to complete a 50-foot swim check with a lifejacket.

Full Day Camps

River Adventure Camp
Ages 8-11
Full Day, 1 week
Beginner – Intermediate
Sailors will learn the basics of sailing while exploring the river, visiting a community of floating homes, going on nature walks in Oaks Park, and much more. Sailors also get to go on a kayak adventure! Bring a lunch. All sailors will be expected to complete a 50-foot swim check with a lifejacket.

Teen River Adventure Camp
Ages 12-18
Full Day, 1 week
Beginner – Intermediate
Teens will learn the basics of small boat sailing while exploring the river, visiting a community of floating homes, going on nature walks in Oaks Park, and much more. Ages 12-18 or over 115 pounds sail in two-person 420s. All sailors will be expected to complete a 50-foot swim check with a lifejacket.

Summer Junior Race Team
Ages 8-18
Intermediate to Advanced – with coaches recommendation

June – August (June 8 – August 22)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday • 5:00-8:00pm
Opti, Laser, or Double-Hand
Applications for the summer race team will be open Spring 2020

Scholarships Available
For more information on scholarships, please contact our Program Director at: Director@WillametteSailingClub.com

Refunds
Refunds and cancellations can be requested for classes by contacting the office. A refund-less $50 administrative fee will be given for classes cancelled two weeks in advance of the first class date. No refund will be given for classes cancelled less than two weeks prior to the first class date.

*Member rates apply to Regular and Senior Members of WSC, PYC, and RCYC only.

    Questions?

      Feel free to:

    • Email us at office@willamettesailingclub.com
    • Call us at 503-246-5345
    • Mailing Address: PMB #122, 5331 S Macadam Ave Ste 258, Portland, OR 97239
    • The club is located at 6336 S Beaver Ave, Portland, OR 97239