Yes! All of our camp counselors are qualified with at least CPR and First Aid Certifications. Most counselors are Red Cross Lifeguard Certified as well, and any training from the American Canoe Association and U.S. Sailing is kept up to date. We make sure that we have a 1:7 ratio, with 1 lifeguard or instructor to every 7 campers.
Nope! You can book your weeks throughout the entire summer, as well as mixing and matching the programs. Feel free to sign up for both sailing and kayaking!
We all hope for a perfect Summer when it comes to weather but we know that doesn’t happen. In the case of rain we will still have camp. If the rain and winds are light, campers will still go out on the water and get a little wet. If the rains are heavy or the weather looks harsh, we have shelters at all of our locations where campers can be safe. During our indoor time staff will still cover some boating lessons. This can include knots, parts of the boat and safety lessons. Please note there may be days in which the weather is sunny and warm but the winds make it unsafe to go on the water. During these days our staff will continue to work on boating techniques but in a safer environment.
At Boating Is Fun Camp we want campers to experience a variety of bating activities throughout the week. In addition to spending half of the day sailing, campers will spend time learning how to kayak both single and double, canoe and in some locations learn stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
The first day of camp can feel overwhelming especially for our newer and younger campers. Our staff will spend a great deal of time introducing themselves and going over our camp rules and expectation. It is often our most “classroom” filled day of the week.
Our staff want to make sure that the campers’ sailing experience is fun and memorable. To accomplish this there are a number of items that must be covered before they can head out on the water safely. The campers will spend some time off the water going over these lessons before they head off in their boats. Don’t be discouraged if your camper doesn’t get a ton of sailing time their first day.
If you know that your camper will not be at camp ahead of time, please let the camp directors know. If something comes up unexpectedly please make sure to email or call us in the morning so that our directors know who to expect.
Any additional questions you have should be answered in the parent handbook located here. If you still have questions just drop us an email! We’d love to provide you with any information you’d like. Our email is [email protected]
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