Santa Barbara Sailing Center Kids Actitvities

Kids’ Camps & Activities

After School Sailing Program

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

Every Monday (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 commitment to a set amount of sessions in this popular program. Just click the "Apply" button below and you will be able to check availability for the spot that works for you. You can even make your payment 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 Kids' Sailing Camp and a Stand-up Paddle Boarding/Kayaking camp for girls & boys ages 7-15. Throughout the last 35 years our kids' summer programs have gained a reputation by local adults, too, as the most fun, instructional, and unique camps in Santa Barbara.
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 (including an afternoon trip on our fifty-foot sailing catamaran the Double Dolphin). They'll have to use their individual and teamwork skills to win!

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. For pre-swim-certified campers, 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 explore the harbor, nearby sea lion buoys and the kelp forest along Leadbetter beach. The camp is also able to beach our kayaks on the sand "island" for additional activities. Each day, campers will have the option to choose their own single kayak or double kayak, or one of 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 make up new games and make new friends, as we almost always see dolphins, sea lions and sometimes even whales.