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Community Sailing Center Camps

  • 4.5

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Community Sailing Center Camps
505 Lake Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
(802) 864-2499

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: Varies by program - see web site.

Parking: Yes - Small lot.

Features: Aftercare Available, Half Day, Full Day, Coed

Sailing Center Camps & Programs
  • Little Guppies – Half day and full day (6-7)
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Sailing Camps (8-10, 11-15)
  • Level 3 Sailing Camps (10-15)
  • Multi Activity Camps
    • Climbing and Sailing Camp
    • Skateboarding and Sailing Camp
    • Lake Adventure
    • Scuba and Sailing Camp
    • Cooking and Sailing Camp (With partner Healthy Living!)
    • Swimming and Sailing
    • Jr. Big Boat Sailing Program
    • Jr. Stand Up Paddleboarding
    • Windsurfing & Sailing (With partner WND & WVS)
    • Art & Sailing
  • Summer Race Program (11-16)

Saturday Free Sail

Each Saturday, campers can use the dinghy they used in their camp for free! A sailing instructor will oversee the safe use of the boats. Join fellow students, meet new friends, and build sailing skills by having fun and spending time on the water. Sign-up required and campers must have completed at least one full week session prior to using the boats..
Ages 8-15 FREE

Before & After Care
For all camps there is an Early Drop-off / Late Pickup available for 8+ year olds for an extra charge.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 08/24/2013

My youngest son has been requesting to go to sailing camp for two years. This year I felt he was ready (he had not been a strong swimmer before, and that was my hesitation).

He signed up for the fill day Little Guppies program. It may have been the best camp of the summer, beating out his perennial favorite. Each morning they had a meeting followed by sailing to the south of Burlington, then lunch on shore with an afternoon sail to the north of Burlington. There was a lot of learning about the boats and a basic introduction to sailing. Mostly the counselors helped the kids get computable with sailing terms and basic maneuvers.

The camp was a huge confidence builder, and really instilled a love for a new sport/activity.

He can't wait to go back next year and hopes to be able to sail in a sunfish solo net year! I highly recommend this camp.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 08/24/2013

My son just completed camp at the Community Sailing Center and I cannot say enough about what a wonderful week he had. It was the last full week of the summer so I thought we'd have to drag him to camp but he had such a fun first day that he was raring to go each day, excited for that day's adventure. His camp was called Lake Adventures, which included using the sailboats, paddle boards, swimming...even being pulled by a sailboat on a paddle board one day. The ratio of 6 kids to 1 instructor worked very well and I was impressed with how much my son learned, from tying knots to actually sailing a boat. This was our first year taking advantage of one of the Community Sailing Center camps but we will absolutely be signing our kids up next year. ...more

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  • 5

Reviewed on 02/15/2012

My son has attended this camp for two summers in a row, and we look forward for him attending again. A fabulous program that gets kids out on the lake right away, learning sailing skills hands-on. If you have an only child, consider sending your kid with a friend, particularly if you live outside of Burlington. Great confidence builder and a wonderful skill for kids to know!

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  • 5

Reviewed on 07/20/2010

My 7 year old daughter attended this camp a couple weeks ago and LOVED it! She can't wait to go back again next year as a LEVEL 1. She swam everyday and sailed at least once a day but sometimes twice. By Friday she sailed in a small 2 person boat without an instructor. This will be the first camp we sign up for next summer!

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  • 5

Reviewed on 04/09/2009

My child has been attending this camp for a few years. He loves the Sailing Center. The instructors are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The class was well organized and my son came away with memories of a great time sailing on Lake Champlain!

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Reviewed on 09/14/2008

My son attended the Level I camp, but only for 1 day. He came home upset that he was bullied by two other camp participants. I spoke to his instructor on the phone and he confirmed this as well. After speaking with his instructor and the LCCSC management, they offered to move him into a Level II camp (he's had some sailing experience so this was logical). But my son did not want to move camps because he had made friends in his original class. LCCSC did not want to move the 2 other kids. So my son decided not to return. LCCSC did refund us for the entire week (initially only offering 4 days), but I was disappointed that they penalized my son and not the bullies. For what it is worth, it appeared that the instructor was managing two classes worth of kids. But, in my opinion, he should have asked for help from management or stopped the class and dealt with the problem. It looked like a great program, hopefully they will be better trained and staff to deal with these types of issues in the future....more

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