Kids Camps & Activities

Kids After School Sailing Program

Ages 7-15
September 12th - October 31st
4pm-5:30pm
$50.00 per child, per day

The Santa Barbara Sailing Center is offering a unique after school sailing program. At the end of your school day, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy fresh air and healthy fun out at sea. There is no commitment to a set amount of sessions. We limit our capacity to 5 kids per sailing session. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

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Kids Summer Camp

Each summer, the Santa Barbara Sailing Center looks forward to hosting our Kids' Sailing Camp for girls & boys ages 7-15. Throughout the last 35 years, our kids' summer program has gained a reputation by local adults, too, as the most fun, instructional, and unique camp in Santa Barbara.

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Kids Summer Sailing Camp

Ages: 7-15, Weekly (Monday-Friday) 1:00PM - 5:00PM
$400.00 per child per session

Our 5:1 student-to-instructor 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, and our staff is comprised of lifeguards, US Coast Guard Captains, and certified instructors. Over the course of five days, pre-swim-certified campers will feel more 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.

Finally, Friday is race day! Where the juniors apply what they've learned during the week. They'll have to use their individual and teamwork skills to win!

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Camp Topics
Basic Sailing Techniques
Nautical Terminology
Crew Overboard & Rescue
Basic Sailing Knots
Rules of the Road
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Just for Fun
Sailing Games
Pirate Jokes
Wildlife Viewings
Sailing Regatta
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safety at sea
CPR Certified Instructors
Stable Capri 22’ Sailboats
5-to-1 Student/Instructor Ratio
All Kids Wear Life Jackets

To ensure a personalized experience, our sailing camp students are placed into groups of no more than 5 per instructor. Each group sets sail on their own 22-foot sailboat with a qualified instructor on board at all times. The 22-foot Capri sailboats are “sloop rigged” keelboats that have been chosen because they are safe, stable, and they don’t tip over!

Our sailing camp includes dock side and on the water instruction. Your child will learn basic sailing techniques, nautical terminology, crew overboard rescue maneuvers, basic knots, and rules of the road.

Clothing & Extras: The best way to prepare for sailing is to dress in layers, that way you are ready for any temperature that develops. We also suggest a back pack to carry extra gear such as a hat, beach towel, lip balm, sunscreen, water, snack and sunglasses. Any type of sneaker will work great, and please do not wear any open toed sandals.

Food: We suggest that you eat a full lunch at least 30 minutes before the start of camp. For campers doing both camps, there will be a supervised lunch break from 12:30pm – 1pm.

Important: The Sailing Camp starts at 1:00 p.m. sharp, so please be on time. Campers will be ready to be picked up at 5:00 p.m. on shore next to The Boat Launch Mini-Mart’s concrete benches. Please, be on time for all drop-offs and pick-ups.

Please note that selecting the Monday start date books the camp for the duration of that week.

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Kids Birthday Parties

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 make up new games and make new friends, as we almost always see dolphins, sea lions and sometimes even whales.

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Plan Your party at Sea