Now taking registrations for summer 2018!

Two Locations – Old Hickory & Percy Priest Lakes

Not Your Typical Summer Camp!

Is your child ready to take the helm for a sailing adventure? Nashville Sail Camp offers US Level 1 Sailing instruction in week-long or day-long sessions.

Nashville Sail Camp is a learn to sail camp for for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. Qualified instructors will teach boating safety, points of sail, boat parts, rigging and basic maneuvering. The camp offers a basic level of sailing, focusing on the fundamentals while having a great time on the water. Along with sailing, your child will learn valuable problem solving and creative thinking techniques. Campers spend their days on shore and on the water, and will come home with plenty of hands-on sailing experience!

New for 2018:

  • 2 Locations – now offering camp at Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes
  • More Options for Boats – Optimist and Sunfish at Percy Priest & Optimist and Laser at Old Hickory.
  • Vanguard 15 at both camps
  • Expanded ages 7-17
  • Free Nashville Sail Camp T-shirt with registration
  • Flex Pricing

Looking for more comprehensive instruction or want to work on specific skills? We offer private sailing lessons.

All together now!

Weeklong Day Camp at Old Hickory Lake:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Ages 7-17

$350/week

Extended Care Available, 7:45 AM- 5:15 PM week/$50

2018 Dates:

Weeklong Day Camp at Percy Priest Lake:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Ages 7-17

$350/week

Extended Care Available, 7:45 AM- 5:15 PM week/$50

2018 Dates:

All groups are coached by US Sailing certified instructors and assisted by camp counselors and junior counselors. All age groups sail each day, have swim time as well as camp crafts and games. Each day also includes lessons appropriate for each learning level. Campers are encouraged to participate in each level for multiple session within one session, or over a period of years.

Opti 1

Our youngest and smallest campers will take the helm for the first time in the Opti fleet learning the basics of sailing safety and maneuvers in pairs on board their boats. Campers will learn basic boating safety, steering and control, capsize recovery, rigging and team work.

Opti 2

Beginning sailors ages 9 and up as well as Opti 1 graduates will increase their skill level at the helm of an Opti sailboat. Campers are encouraged to single hand after mastering sailing in pairs. Campers will learn basic boating safety, steering and control, capsize recovery, rigging, team work and single-handed sailing.

Laser

Sailors ages 12 and up begin learn to sail on sporty lasers, which are used in olympic sailing. Starting off in pairs to increase confidence and get practice with a friend on board, campers are encouraged to try single handing the boat by the end of the week. Laser campers most of their time on the water throughout the week with both morning and afternoon sailing session and a group raft up.

Vanguard

The oldest and most advance skilled campers will set sail on the Vanguard 15, learning teamwork and sail trim with both a jib and main. Vanguard campers will participate in fleet races and other activities with the Laser fleet. Vanguard campers will also have the opportunity to try other boats available at Sail Camp.

Open to all children ages 7-17

Campers must be comfortable in boats and have strong swimming skills

All campers are required to wear Lifejackets in and around the boats and water

What to bring every day:

  • CGA Class III Lifejacket
  • Sack lunch and water bottle
  • Athletic swimwear, hat and closed-toe water shoes
  • SPF 30 sunscreen – Campers should show up with sunscreen pre-applied and bring some extra too
  • Your smile and good attitude!

Private Lessons for You or Your Whole Family!

Private Lessons allow for tailored instruction in any area of your choosing.

Whether you are looking for comprehensive instruction or want to work on specific skills, Private Lessons are the perfect choice to meet your individual goals. You’ll be amazed by how much you can learn in just a few hours!