Santa Barbara Sailing Center Kids Actitvities

Kids’ Camps & Activities

After School Sailing Programs

Kids, Come Learn to Sail After School, Have a Blast and Make New Friends!

Every MON & WED (9/18/17 - 5/30/18) From 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Ages: 7-15 - $25.00 per child per session - $20.00 for SBSC Club Members

*All prices are subject to a 12% Port Tax

Hey Kids!! Interested in sailing during the school year? Come learn the ropes...and sheets and halyards...with our Year Round Youth Sailing Instruction program. There’s no long-term commitment and you don’t have to commit to set amount of sessions to participate in this popular program with us. In order to reserve a spot in one of these sessions, simply click the "Apply" button below. You'll be able to check availability for any session date, as well as make your payment directly online. Please make sure to make your online booking at least 6 hours in advance of a particular session to ensure we will have staff ready for your child.

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Kids' Summer Sailing Camp

Ages: 7-15 - Sessions: Weekly (Monday-Friday) - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$245.00 per child per session - $185.00 for SBSC Club Members

Each summer the Santa Barbara Sailing Center looks forward to hosting our Youth Sailing Camp and a Stand-up Paddle Boarding/Kayaking camp for girls & boys ages 7-15. Throughout the last 35 years our kid’s summer programs have maintained a local reputation as being one of the most fun, instructional, and unique camps offered in Santa Barbara.
Our 5:1 instructor to student ratio in our Sailing Camp can’t be beat and kids won’t need a wetsuit (since they won’t be flipped into the water on our stable Capri 22’ keelboats). All of our camp instructors have gone through training to create the safest environment for our sailors. Our staff is comprised of lifeguards, US Coast Guard captains, and certified instructors. Over the course of five days, campers will feel confident at the helm and obtain skills that they will be able to use for the rest of their life. Kids will participate in a fun & safe environment within the Santa Barbara Harbor and out at sea along the Santa Barbara coastline.
Culminating in a regatta race on Friday, the week is filled with fun and educational components, including an afternoon trip on our fifty-foot sailing catamaran the Double Dolphin. All of the sailors in the boat become the team that will all have to work together to win the race on Friday.

Below Is What You And Your Kids Can Expect

Camp Topics

  • Basic Sailing Techniques
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Crew Overboard & Rescue
  • Basic Sailing Knots
  • Rules of the Road

Just For Fun

  • Sailing Games
  • Pirate Jokes
  • Water Gun Battle
  • Sailing Regatta
  • Double Dolphin Cruise

Quality & Safety

  • CPR Certified Instructors
  • Stable Capri 22’ Sailboats
  • 5-to-1 Student/Instructor Ratio
  • Fun & Safety is Our Motto
  • All Kids Wear Life Jackets
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Kids' Kayak / Stand-up Paddle Board Camp

Each day your child can choose between a kayak or stand-up paddle board!

Ages: 7-15 - Sessions: Weekly (Monday-Friday) - Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$245.00 per child per session - $185.00 for SBSC Club Members

In addition to our Kid’s Summer Sailing Camps, we also offer Stand-up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking Camps that occur in the mornings when conditions on the water are at the calmest. Our SUP & Kayak Camp focuses on developing basic water & paddling skills, confidence on the water and an appreciation of our local marine environment. Our main goal is to get kids having fun and excited about being on the water!
Each session includes land, water & beach games, paddling practice, snacks, and team building activities. We paddle throughout the harbor, to nearby sea lion buoys and the kelp forest along Leadbetter beach. The camp is also able to beach our kayaks on the sand spit for additional activities. Participants who are comfortable on the water will have the chance to practice self-rescues by flipping their kayaks. Each day, campers will have the option to choose their own single kayak or double kayak or can choose from our various levels of stand-up paddle boards.

Below Is What You And Your Kids Can Expect

Camp Topics

  • Learn to Safely Mount and Dismount Paddleboards & Kayaks
  • Basic Paddling Techniques
  • Nautical Rules of the Road & Courtesy
  • Learn Safety Maneuvers

Just For Fun

  • Make New Friends
  • Get Soaked...or Not
  • Silly Pirate Jokes
  • Water Gun Battle
  • Paddling Races

Quality & Safety

  • Qualifed Instructors
  • Stable Kakaks & Paddle Boards
  • 6-to-1 Student/Instructor Ratio
  • Fun & Safety is Our Motto
  • All Kids Wear Life Jackets
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Kids' Birthday Parties Too!

Too Much Fun! Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and the Double Dolphin

For a fun and exciting birthday party the kids will never forget, come down to the Santa Barbara Sailing Center for small boat sailing regatta, kayak or stand-up paddleboard outing, or a wonderful coastal cruise aboard the Double Dolphin.
The kids will love playing pirate and we almost always see dolphins, sea lions and sometimes even whales.