Sailing camps for kids

Sharpen your nautical skills on the open water


Find sailing camps or summer camps that offer the opportunity to participate in sailing, below. Some camps focus on sailing, but most of those listed here offer sailing as one of numerous activities, although this may also include professional instruction in nautical skills. These camps will also include related activities, of course, such as swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, and kayaking, as well as out-trips and perhaps even activities such as scuba diving. Any camp offering sailing is sure to be an adventure! Read more

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National Yacht Club Sailing Camp and School   
Looking for a fun and affordable camp on Toronto's waterfront? Learn to sail, make new friends and enjoy Lake Ontario. Join the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School and get out on the water this summer!

Harbourfront, Toronto
Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $303/week
Day openCamp Coed 303 7-18 0 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba   
Come and explore the wilderness under trained staff who will guide you into amazing adventures and outdoor experiences. You will learn life skills, build friendships, and have tons of outdoor fun!

Shoal Lake
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $225/session
Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 225 6-17 1 Shoal Lake, Manitoba
Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club Jr. Sailing School   
Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club Jr Sailing School 30 Ashbridge's Bay Park Road Toronto, Ontario M4L 3W6 Award Winning Learn to Sail Programs! Summer fun for kids!.Join our Jr Dinghy programs, or youth keelboat programs.

The Beach, Toronto
Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $625/2 weeks
Day openCamp Coed 625 7-18 2 The Beach, Toronto, Ontario
Tall Ships Adventure   
An outdoor adventure camp on a tall ship: building leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships. Ages 12-14 on Black Jack in small team-building groups & ages 14+ on Fair Jeanne, earning HS credit on select trips.

Ottawa; Harbourfront, Toronto; Brockville
Travel
  • Ages 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program
  • from $560/session
Day, Overnight, Program openCamp Coed 560 12-18 3 Ottawa, Ontario, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, , Brockville,
Bayview Glen Camp   
Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp boasts ample outdoor greenspace, a full size turf sports field, and air conditioned buildings. They offer specialized sports, arts, and coding/robotics camps.

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $2,300/session
Day openCamp Coed 2300 4-14 4 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario


Camps offering sailing as an activity
Camp Ecolart   
A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

Montreal; Vancouver; Whistler
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 240 4-17 0 Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler, British Columbia
The Taylor Statten Camps   
Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days.

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 ( Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $950/session
Overnight Girls, Boys 950 6-16 1 Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp Nominingue   
An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

Mont-Tremblant
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $845/week
Overnight, family openCamp Boys 845 7-16 2 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Camp Can-Aqua   
A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $2,100/2 weeks
Overnight, family openCamp Coed 2100 5-17 3 Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding and water sports. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $499/week
Overnight, family openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 499 6-17 4 Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

Thetis Island; Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $285/week
Overnight Coed, Girls 285 7-18 5 Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Glen Bernard Camp   
A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight, family openCamp Girls 1500 4-16 6 Huntsville, Ontario
Muskoka Woods   
Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.

Rosseau
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,149/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1149 6-16 7 Rosseau, Ontario
Camp Wenonah   
Trusted by families from around the world, Wenonah is a popular overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for children aged 5 - 17 years old. Experienced and caring staff team, including full-time medical staff.

Bracebridge
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,155/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1155 5-17 8 Bracebridge, Ontario
Lakefield College School Summer Programs   
Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself.

Lakefield
Education (multi)
  • Ages 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $450/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 450 13-17 9 Lakefield, Ontario
Onondaga Camp   
For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone!

Minden
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,800/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1800 6-16 10 Minden, Ontario
Camp Ak-O-Mak   
A traditional summer camp with over 26 sports and camp activities, including swimming, tennis, canoeing, biking and more.

Parry Sound
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,000/week
Overnight openCamp Girls 1000 7-16 11 Parry Sound, Ontario
Camp Oconto   
Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

Sharbot Lake
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,280/week
Overnight openCamp Girls 1280 4-16 12 Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Camp Kawartha   
Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.

Peterborough; Lakefield
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $340/week
Day, Overnight Coed 340 4-17 13 Peterborough, , Lakefield, Ontario
Canadian Adventure Camp   
A true adventure camp with the very best staff. Choose from a Traditional General Camp Program or specialize in Trampoline, Gymnastics, Aerials (circus) or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

Temagami
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,299/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1299 5-17 14 Temagami, Ontario
YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y, Wabanaki and Day Camps   
The YMCA of Three Rivers 3 overnight camps and 10 day camps offer a range of activities including, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, ropes and rock-climbing, BMX biking, drama, archery, and more.

Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville; Stratford; Guelph
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed, Girls)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed, Girls 250 4-15 15 Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario, Stratford, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario
Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,070/week
Overnight Girls, Boys 1070 7-16 16 Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp Pathfinder   
Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff with positive masculine culture.

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight, family openCamp Boys 1200 7-16 17 Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp Hurontario   
A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

Mactier
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $900/week
Overnight openCamp Boys 900 6-16 18 Mactier, Ontario
Camp Tapawingo, YWCA   
An all girls summer camp located on Georgian Bay, operated by YWCA Toronto. Camp “Tap” focuses on empowering and supporting a diverse group of girls through a broad range of arts and outdoor activities.

Parry Sound
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 15 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,700/2 weeks
Overnight openCamp Girls 1700 6-15 19 Parry Sound, Ontario
Hockey Opportunity Camp   
A Northern Ontario summer camp, specializing in hockey programs, offering daily on-ice instruction as well as outdoor sports including Water Skiing, Archery, Mountain Biking and more.

Huntsville
Sport: Hockey
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,100/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1100 7-16 20 Huntsville, Ontario
Camp Frenda   
Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Very reasonable rates. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

Port Carling
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $640/week
Overnight, family openCamp Coed 640 8-16 21 Port Carling, Ontario
Camp North Star   
A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

Maine
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight openCamp Coed 3100 7-17 22 Maine, Maine(USA)
Cedar Ridge Camp   
Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships.

Bancroft
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $900/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 900 6-16 23 Bancroft, Ontario
Camp Ponacka   
Ponacka has been a "home away from home" for hundreds of boys since 1947. A traditional summer camp where boys gain confidence through independence, find lifelong friends and have so much fun - and it's tech free.

Bancroft; Peterborough; The Beach, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 15 ( Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,600/2 weeks
Overnight openCamp Boys 2600 6-15 24 Bancroft, Ontario, Peterborough, Ontario, The Beach, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Wahanowin   
Are you a parent looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN overnight camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin on beautiful Lake Couchiching, just 90 minutes north of Toronto, Canada.

Orillia
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,300/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1300 6-16 25 Orillia, Ontario
Camp Bil-O-Wood   
A traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience!

Blind River
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $850/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 850 7-17 26 Blind River, Ontario
Camp Kwasind   
A great overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for those ages 7 to 17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE, FUN & HIGH QUALITY. Truly a safe place to build friendships, gain confidence & have new experiences in an outdoor setting.

Bracebridge
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $425/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 425 7-17 27 Bracebridge, Ontario
Brigs Youth Sail Training   
A safe and challenging environment aboard the Tall Ship TS Playfair on the Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron). Develop leadership skills, confidence and friendships as you work together as a team.

Collingwood; Hamilton; Goderich
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $175/day
Overnight openCamp Coed 175 13-18 28 Collingwood, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Goderich, Ontario
Camp Kodiak   
Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without LD, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

Parry Sound
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,527/week
Overnight Coed 1527 6-18 29 Parry Sound, Ontario
Kilcoo Camp   
Kilcoo has an earned reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps. Boys come to Kilcoo to enjoy the activities, to gain confidence in themselves, to learn to work with others and to "just have fun"!

Minden; Moore Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,975/2 weeks
Overnight openCamp Boys 2975 7-16 30 Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, Ontario
Olympia Sports Camp   
We offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness.

Huntsville
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 8 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed 1200 8-17 31 Huntsville, Ontario
Mi-A-Kon-Da   
A traditional, all-girls summer camp with various outdoor activities including sailing, canoeing, archery, swimming, arts and crafts activities and more. Offering 1, 2 or 4 week sessions or an introductory weekend.

Parry Sound; Hamilton
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,340/2 weeks
Overnight openCamp Girls 2340 6-16 32 Parry Sound, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
The Whale Camp   
A unique marine science experience on beautiful Grand Manan island in the Bay of Fundy. Camp programs include whale watches, seabird observation trips, kayaking excursions, hands-on science education, hiking, and more.

Grand Manan
Science: Marine Biology
  • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,450/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1450 10-17 33 Grand Manan, New Brunswick
Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre   
Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from 5-16 .

Ottawa; Eganville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $900/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 900 4-16 34 Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, Ontario
Wilvaken   
Bilingual (Fr/En) summer experience with water and land sports: sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, archery, hiking/canoeing out trips and more. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

Magog
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 15 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,450/2 weeks
Overnight openCamp Coed 2450 6-15 35 Magog, Quebec
Camp Celtic   
Situated on Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, near Lions Head, this traditional overnight summer camp features specialized instruction in land &water sports, fine arts, performing arts, out-tripping, and nature activities.

Bruce Peninsula
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $219/session
Overnight openCamp Coed 219 6-18 36 Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Camp Tanamakoon   
This all girls summer camp located on its own lake in Algonquin Park offers a variety of camp activities, along with specialty programs for canoe tripping, mini camp and kindercamp! We offer a safe and fun adventure!

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,975/session
Overnight openCamp Girls 2975 4-16 37 Algonquin Park, Ontario



At a sailing summer camp, your son or daughter will gain a much deeper appreciation for the marine life. As Canada has an astonishing number of freshwater lakes, you will find summer camps that offer sailing throughout Ontario and Quebec, offering a unique summer adventure like no other. You don't need an ocean to learn how to sail. Your child will learn about ropes and lines, knots and hitches, as well as sailing regulations. He or she may even be able to participate in a sailing competition.

Sailing camps during summer vacation offer courses from introductory to advanced sailing, along with related water activities. These might include whitewater rafting, kayaking, wakeboarding, snorkeling, land excursions, diving, cultural immersion and tropical marine biology. All sailing camps spend some time aboard a yacht and many are run full-time aboard sailing vessels. Campers sail with two to four campers per boat under the close supervision of instructors. Campers learn to skipper and crew a centerboard sailboat in varying wind and sea conditions. Certification may be offered at some camps. Some of these camps are held at sailing clubs.

Advanced sailing camps have programs that include a VHF radio license as well as watch keeper and basic flotilla skipper certificate courses. Many sailing camps also offer sunset sails, parties and cooking contests. Downriver cruises are a popular pastime at sailing camps. Swimming, rowing and games are interspersed throughout the day in order to make this a complete aquatic experience. Campers learn water safety, rigging, tacking, jibing, centreboard, capsizing and recovery, basic rescue procedures and other sailing skills at these camps. Sailing camps offer fun and learning. Sailing itself helps develop leadership and communication skills as one has to work as part of a team or crew.

Explore the sailing camps listed here to learn more about each camp. Be sure to fully understand the qualifications of counselors and instructors. You'll find specialised sailing camps listed first, followed by many other camps that offer sailing as one activity among many others, including soccer and tennis.

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