June 20 – August 12
summer camp for Ages 12-15
Hone your sailing skills at this water-based summer camp. Campers will spend time exploring the Elizabeth River and its tributaries during this advanced sailing camp week. They’ll voyage aboard our Harbor 20 sailboats discovering Norfolk and Portsmouth via water!
Hands-on and feet wet
Throughout the week, campers will test their hands at crafting sailing plans, learn the basics of racing, use weather and tidal information to identify possible routes, and read nautical charts!
Week 1: 6/20 – 6/24 Thanks for coming!
Week 2: 6/27 – 7/01 Thanks for coming!
Week 3: 7/11 – 7/15 Thanks for coming!
Week 4: 7/18 – 7/22 Thanks for coming!
Week 5: 7/25 – 7/29 Thanks for coming!
Week 6: 8/01 – 8/05 Thanks for coming!
Week 7: 8/08 – 8/12 Thanks for coming!
*Must have prior sailing experience, such as Design, Build, Sail or Sail Quest.
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Nauticus Member Discount: In order to receive your Nauticus Member discount, members must click “Sign In” in the upper right corner prior to placing tickets in your shopping cart. If you have not yet registered, click the “Register” link in the upper right corner and register with the SAME email address that you provided when becoming a member. Once registered and signed in, the member discount will be applied to the camp registration and reflected in the total amount at checkout.
frequently Asked questions
Please drop your teen off in front of Nauticus between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. daily and pick them up at the same place between 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. A Nauticus instructor will meet campers in the front loop of Nauticus for drop off and pickup. Please remain in your vehicle.
We will ask for confirmation each day at pick up before signing out your child.
Children in groups of three or four will be taught by a trained instructor on each Harbor 20 sailboat.
While we try to give our campers a diverse experience and encourage new friendships, we will do our best to accommodate your request!
Sailing in the rain is a sail you’ll remember, especially if the wind is up. However, safety is our priority, and we will not sail if lightning and thunder or any other threatening weather conditions are a factor, nor will we sail in winds above 20 knots. If poor weather occurs, land-based activities will be held until the weather clears up.
No, food is not provided. Please ensure your child brings a water bottle, bag lunch, and two snacks daily. Campers should label coolers and water bottles.