Summer Learn To Sail And Bay Racer Camp Programs

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The best fun your kids will have this summer!

Three sessions for Beinners through Advanced and Racing
Sessions - June 17th 2024 (No camp week of July 4th), July 8th 2024, and July 22nd 2024
8day sessions - Monday through Thursday - 9am to 4pm

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SAIL CAMP 2024 registration will open during early February

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Sharlene Wilkins - Program Director


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Beginner Level / Intermediate Level and Advanced Level - 8-16 years
Racers - 9-18 years

NERYC's summer 'Learn To Sail' camp and Bay Racer program for kids follows universally accepted methods of teaching sailing and operates within the guidelines prescribed by
us sailing. Our training fleet consists of Optimists, Lasers, Topaz Unos, Flying Juniors and Club 420 dinghies.

Learning, safety and fun are the cornerstones of our
curriculum and our young sailors are taught using a combination of lectures, visual aids, practical drills and extensive on the water practice at our facility, which is a convenient commute for residents of Northern Maryland and surrounding the tri-state areas.

Beginners learn the basics, intermediate sailors build their competence in boat handling and sail trim and are introduced to the fundamentals of racing.  Advanced sailors perfect their skills and build their competence by working on advanced boat handling and sail trim, as well as developing their knowledge of the rules and tactics of racing. At this level sailors become eligible to join our travel team and compete in regional sailing regattas. Our young sailors have a such a great time at camp that many spend their entire summer with us and return year after year (see reviews).
Sessions fill quickly so early registration is essential.


  • To promote the sport and teach children how to sail to the best of their ability and interest
  • To make sailing accessible to children
  • To provide a safe environment for fun and learning
  • To develop life-long values and skills such as sportsmanship, consideration for others, teamwork, self-worth, humility, self confidence, organization, health and fitness and an appreciation for nature and the environment
  • To build skills: seamanship, sailing and racing skills
  • To develop their skills and competence through both individual and team participation
  • To provide opportunities to develop competitive sailing skills in regattas and in races



Find out more about mission, sponsorships and how you can donate to support youth sailing on the upper Bay.

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