Camp Maritime | Program
 

Program

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime! Make new friends, learn cool water skills, gain confidence, give back and have a chance to be part of something truly special!

 

There are 100’s of government protected sites of pristine waters, private surf beaches and crystal fishing lakes right here in the 5 boroughs. Your kids will discover the hidden treasure of NYC. Everyday there will be a new adventure, led by some of the best instructors in the area!

 

Our curriculum was developed with these things in mind – learning, safety and fun. Tailored to NYC waters, we have come up with an ideal approach to support growth and adventure in an environment in which children can feel secure and confident.

 

Our 5 to 1 child/instructor ratio allows kids to learn safely & quickly with hands-on involvement in every aspect of the discipline.

 

By the end of our 9-week program, your child will have covered all the fundamentals of every watersport we teach as well as a comprehensive knowledge of all safety and equipment usage.

Curriculum

Our counselors are ACA Certified Instructors who have extensive experience working with young sailors.

 

By week 9 of the program, the campers plan extended voyages – from reading tide schedules to commanding the navigation, managing sail trim and steering the course – campers are in charge the entire week proving their newfound skills and challenging themselves while building their self-confidence and leadership abilities.

  • Nomenclature and terminology
  • Care and maintenance
  • Basic outboard engine operation
  • Essential sailing knots
  • Rigging/De-rigging
  • Steering
  • Basic sail trim
  • Basic maneuvering (tacking, jibing, heaving-to)
  • Basic rules of the road
  • Required safety equipment introduction and operation
  • Marine radio operation
  • Understanding navigational aids
  • Advanced rules of the road/racing tactics
  • Intermediate sail trim (sail trim by telltales)
  • Advanced sailing skills (steering with sails, sailing backwards, etc.)
  • Crew-o procedures
  • Casting
  • Fishing knots

ACTIVITIES

Summer camps are not only a way of spending summers but also an integral part of a child’s development. Summer camps help kids to become more independent with new skills not to mention, a life time of memories and fun.

  • Each week your child will do 2 different water activities each day.
  • We use the Round Robin system so your camper can experience every activity we offer.
  • Campers do not have the option to change their assigned daily activities or choose the activities for that day.
  • Campers will experience 10 exciting and different water activities each week.
  • Kids must stay in the groups they are assigned for the duration of their stay.
  • Kids can choose the groups they want to be in their first day of camp only.

Typical Day

8:00

MEET UP

9:00 – 9:10

STRETCHING

9:10 – 9:30

RIG & SAIL

This is what camp is all about! Campers split into a group of 8 or less, grab their life jackets, and head to their boat with a counselor. Everyone helps prepare their boat, cast off lines and head out onto the water to practice a new skill, play a game, or just relax and explore.

9:30 – 12:30

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES #1

12:30 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 4:00

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES #2

4:30 – 5:00

PICK UP

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