Two Locations – Old Hickory & Percy Priest Lakes
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!
Nashville Sail Camp is one of the summer camps offered from Leadership Academy
Looking for more comprehensive instruction or want to work on specific skills? We offer private sailing lessons.
Weeklong Day Camp at Old Hickory Lake:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Extended Care Available, 7:45 AM- 5:15 PM week/$50
Weeklong Day Camp at Percy Priest Lake:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
PO Box 59074
Nashville, TN 37205
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