What can I expect on my child's first day of camp?
When you arrive at the Dillon Marina, walk along the water past the keel-boat docks. You will find our Junior Clubhouse in front of C Dock. After check-in, parents are welcome to stay for an orientation and schedule for the week. Kids will then take a tour of the Dillon Marina and get acquainted with our Junior Clubhouse and dock area.
After students are familiar with our facilities, we go over capsizing and water safety. Kids then pick out life jackets for the week, if they do not already own one, and head out to the dock for capsize drills on our beginner Pico sailboats. For beginner levels, instructors will demonstrate how to do a basic rig of a Pico sailboat to all kids on the dock prior to capsize dills. After pairing up, students will practice capsizing their sailboat right off the dock to insure safety throughout the week. Instructors are on safety powerboats on the water with students during this initial practice. After a refreshing morning getting acquainted with Lake Dillon, the students head back to the Clubhouse to warm up, eat lunch, and plan out the rest of the day and week depending on level ability.
Depending on your child's ability level, he/she will be sailing in a Pico, RS Tera, or RS Zest. Classes will be split based on past/current sailing ability. Beginners typically sail in pairs in the bay area, while the more intermediate/advanced sailors will progress to sailing solo out in front of Dillon Marina and the main part of Lake Dillon.
What does my child need to bring to camp each day?
Lunch, Sunscreen, Water, Hat, Sunglasses, Close-Toed Sandal/Water Shoes, Change of Clothes, Towel, Rain Gear, any medication, and a Life Jacket if you own one.
How old does my child have to be to participate?
Ages 8-17 are allowed to participate in Beginner/Intermediate. For Advanced sessions, ages 10-17.
What are the hours for camp each day?
Camp classes run from 10am - 4pm Monday - Thursday || On Friday, camp runs 9am - 1pm
Does my child need a wet suit?
Students typically do not need a wet suit. We have a handful of wet suits and top layers for students if the temperature gets unusually cold. Send a wet suit with your child if you already own one, but do not feel the need to purchase one specifically for camp.
Is there camp if it rains?
YES! Mountain weather patterns can be somewhat random, but we have a pretty good idea of what is coming. If it is just raining, students will typically keep sailing in the Rain Gear they hopefully brought along. If it starts to lightning or thunder, we immediately get off the water and head into the Clubhouse for games and chalk talks. Camp runs everyday rain or shine
What type of sailboat will my child be sailing?
Beginners typically will sail in pairs on a Laser Pico, RS Tera or RS Zest. Intermediate sailors will be sailing solo or in pairs on a Laser Pico, RS Tera or RS Zest. More advanced sailors will be using a Laser or RS Tera solo.
What is the cancellation policy, and do you offer refunds?
You will need to let us know 5 days prior to camp if you would like to cancel for a full refund. There is no charge for changing to a different week.
Please Contact Us with any more questions you may have.