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Summer Camp

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club runs an extensive summer camp from early-June to mid-August. Courses provide the opportunity for participants to develop the skills and confidence necessary to enjoy the sport of sailing, and are designed specifically for different ages and levels of experience. Our Summer program includes Land Sharks, Hobie Explorers, Opti Sailing, and Teen Sailing.

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Summer Camp Programs

This program gives the kids access to the amazing resources at the Club. The kids will learn the basics of sailing and fishing onsite. They will play tennis and other sports, swim, craft, decorate baked goods from your Pastry Chef, and participate in some good old fashioned fun. Lunch is included in this program.

Registration Fee
Duration Member Non-Member
Two-weeks $700.00 $850.00

Hobie Explorers (Ages 6-10) | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

This program provides an introduction for the young salts (ages 6-10). The kids get to navigate the mangroves and sandbars while learning about the environment and the sealife of Biscayne Bay. The young salts learn the basics of sailing through fun and play. Kids will learn how to sail in a group on the Club's fleet of Hobie Waves. Lunch is included in this program.

Registration Fee
Duration Member Non-Member
Two-weeks $800.00 $950.00

Beginner Opti Sailing (Ages 8-12) | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Children (8-12 years old) with little or no previous sailing experience take to this program like a duck to water. They gain confidence by learning to sail an Optimist Dinghy single-handed. At the end of the course, parents enjoy watching their child sail the Opti by themselves around an Olympic Triangle. Lunch is included.

Registration Fee
Duration Member Non-Member
Two-weeks $800.00 $950.00

Intermediate Opti Sailing (Ages 8-13)  | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Sailors (8-13 years old) who have completed Beginner Opti Sailing or equivalent enjoy successfully completing intermediate and avdance instruction in boat handling. Sailors receive introduction to basic sailboat racing, including rules and tactics in Optimist Dinghy. Lunch is included.

Registration Fee
Duration Member Non-Member
Two-weeks $800.00 $950.00

Teens Only Summer Sailing (Ages 13-18) | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Teens (13-18 years old) who wish to learn beginning and intermediate level sailing in lasers, Club 420s, and our Vanguard 15. They will enjoy and abundance of interaction with others while having fun on the water. Lunch is included.

Registration Fee
Duration Member Non-Member
Two-weeks $800.00 $950.00

Session Dates

Session 1 Jun 12 - Jun 23
Session 2 Jun 26 - Jul 7
Session 3 Jul 10 - Jul 21

Session 4 Jul 24 - Aug 4
Session 5 Aug 7 - Aug 11 (1 week)

Summer Camp Special Events

Orientation (June 9th at 6:00 pm) – for all participants + one parent or guardian. This event provides an opportunity for participants to meet our Coaches and Camp Counselors. Life jackets and other sailing gear will be available for purchase during orientation.

Sailing Demonstration – on the last Friday afternoon of each session, friends and family are invited to the fuel dock to watch their young Sailors sail an Olympic triangle course. Weather permitting. Unfortunately, there are no rain dates for Sailing Demonstration. 

Fourth of July – Sailors, and parents are welcome to celebrate the independence of our great nation at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club. Stay tuned for details! 

Summer Camp Essentials

Please be sure your youngs Sailor’s seabag is packed accordingly each day:
  • Life jacket 
  • *Quick-dry long sleeve camp shirt
  • *Reusable water bottle
  • *Bug spray
  • *Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Water shoes
  • *Sunscreen
  • *Hat
  • *Sunglasses
  • Snack (Highly recommended!)
  • Hair ties (For Sailors with long hair!)
  • Bathing suit
  • Positive attitude
*Available for purchase during Orientation Night and at our Sailing Center.

Reminder – be sure to label all clothing and gear before the first day of camp. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the Bay!

KBYC Sailing