2021 Florida Keys Sailing Summer Camp

Summer Camp Splashes into Action May 31st through August 6th at the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo

The 2021 edition of the Florida Keys Sailing Camp will continue to showcase sailing as a fun and safe sport for kids of all ages.  Mandatory face coverings while on land, multiple handwashing stations, staggered arrivals and departures, and 100% outdoor activities will remain the norm throughout the 2021 summer season.

Session Dates:
Session 1: May 31 – June 11
Session 2: June 14 – 25
Session 3: June 28 – July 2
Session 4: July 12 – 23
Session 5: July 26 – August 6

ABOUT THE FLORIDA KEYS SAILING CAMP…
Are you looking for a children’s camp in the Florida Keys where your kids and teens can discover a new water sport that connects them to the marine environment, builds their self-confidence, and lets them make new friends?  If that’s a yes, then the Florida Keys Sailing Summer Camp at the Upper Keys Sailing Club is just the ticket for kids ages 5 through 18 looking for a fun and nature-filled outdoor summer experience.  Whether you have a little one about to start kindergarten or a demanding teen, we have a sailing program suited just for them.  Please take a few moments to look through our offerings and start planning your summer schedule in Key Largo!

LARGO CONCHS – Ages 5  – 7 
Introduction to Sailing (10 am to 1 pm)

Our super popular Largo Conchs program for those water-loving little ones ages 5 -7 returns for another great summer. For those kids that aren’t used to being ashore, this program lets them get comfortable on the water and hooked on sailing.  Our Largo Conchs will climb aboard sailboats accompanied by an instructor at all times. Through fun and games, our Largo Conchs will learn about boating safety, basic seamanship, and proper sailing terminology all while exploring Buttonwood Sound.  There’ll be plenty of kid-sized kayaking near shore, beach swimming, and excursions to nearby islands when the weather permits. Children will be required to bring their own proper fitting life jacket, snacks, and/or lunch, and a reusable water bottle.

Cost for Largo Conchs Program  (per child per session):

  • $300 for local children attending Florida Keys schools full time
  • $395 for all other non-resident campers
  • $200 for Session 3

Click Here to Sign Up: Largo Conchs Registration & Waiver Form

Payment Options:

  • Use your Venmo app for easy, fee-free payment: @msyspkids or
  • Pay using the following PayPal link: Pay Now

LEARN TO SAIL – Ages 8 – 14
For Beginner and Intermediate Sailors (9 am to 3 pm)

In this course, campers will sail on a variety of sailboat dinghies like the Opti, Sunfish, and Zuma among other boats. In addition to having a lot of on-the-water fun, the focus of this two-week program is on learning the fundamentals of sailing, boating safety, rigging, and how to skipper boats upwind and downwind and all around the bay.  Our property has direct beach access to Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo, so beach swimming, near-shore snorkeling (with your own mask and fins), kayaking, paddleboarding, and excursions to nearby islands are all part of the program too.

Learn to Sail Program Cost (per child per session):

  • $465 for local children attending Florida Keys schools full time
  • $575 for all other non-resident campers
  • $300 for Session 3

Click Here to Sign Up:  Learn to Sail Registration & Waiver Form

Payment Options:

  • Use your Venmo app for instant, fee-free payment: @msyspkid
  • Pay using the following PayPal link: Pay Now

Intro to C420 Sailing – Ages 12 – 18
For Beginner and Intermediate Sailors (10am to 2pm)

Parents, for those of you with demanding middle or high school-aged kids, sailing is the perfect sport to pick up as a teenager.  You are never too old to discover sailing, so this summer have your teens drop their mobile devices and hop aboard a two-person boat with a friend or fellow camper.  No sailing experience, no problem! We will pair your child with a more experienced skipper so they can comfortably ease their way into sailing. And for those teens who have outgrown an Opti or Sunfish and want to try sailing a bigger and faster boat with a friend on board, then our  C420 Sailing for Teens course is the perfect solution to get your teens off the couch and on the water.  The two-week course will teach sailors boat handling skills by controlling the trim of the mainsail and jib together. The C420 is the same boat raced competitively in high schools and universities all over the country.

C420 Sailing for Teens Cost (per child per session):

  • $465 – For local children attending Florida Keys schools full time
  • $575 – For all other non-resident campers
  • $300 – For session 3

Click Here to Sign Up: Intro to C420 Sailing Registration & Waiver Forms

Payment Options:

  • Use your Venmo app for instant, fee-free payment: @msyspkids or
  • Pay using the following PayPal link: Pay Now
PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY 
We understand that summer plans can change last minute. That’s why MSYSP is happy to give you a full refund on your child’s registration so long as we are given a TWO WEEK NOTICE. We are also happy to reschedule the session to an earlier or later date in the summer to accommodate your schedule. Unfortunately, WE CANNOT GIVE ANY REFUNDS IF THE SESSION IS ALREADY IN PROGRESS. We also do not pro rate the fee should the child miss any days of the session.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CAMP

  • All campers MUST bring their own REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE each and every day!  We are big on recycling and going green so minimizing the use of plastic cups and bottles is a huge deal for us.
  • Absolutely no mobile devices are allowed during camp hours.  Any camper seen with an iPhone or iPad in hand will have it swiftly taken and returned to the parent at the end of the day.
  • We DO NOT offer day camps.  The child must attend a full session or not at all.
  • We expect all campers to show up and be picked up on time each and every day.  Kids can be dropped off 30 minutes before the start of the program and must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after the end of the day.
  • We have plenty of no-wind activities in our playbook so bring your camper even on a flat, glassy day.
  • We may decide to cancel camp for the day if the forecast calls for prolonged rain and/or heavy thunderstorms.
  • Our Camp Director is always happy to take your calls, emails, and texts should you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

For more information, please contact:

Rosa Lamela
Executive Director
(305) 747-2600
rosa@msysp.org