MacSailing Summer Camp

MacSailing
  • Outdoor
  • Summer
  • Sport
  • No Flight No Accomodation
  • Mixed with Local Students
Vancouver

About the Host

MacSailing is the sailing school at the Jericho Sailing Center in Vancouver. We offer introductory sailing lessons for children and adults. Our goal is to offer a complete sailing experience based on excellent instruction and a safe environment, utilizing equipment appropriate for all ages in a fun and dynamic atmosphere. All of our coaches are Sail Canada (or equivalent) certified with water safety and first-aid training.

Highlights 

  • Outdoor water sports, to be close to nature, stay fit and positive
  • Mentally and physically stimulation 
  • Great opportunity to learn spoken English related to sailing and other water sports
  • Sail Canada certified couches 
  • Internationally recognized CANSail courses

Schedule

Half Day Camps

 

Camps Overview

Schedule

BEACH KIDS 

AGES 6-7

Beach Kids is a program for young children 6-7 years of

age who want to learn about sailing, canoeing, and water

safety. The program focuses on teamwork in an inclusive

setting and features beach and water activities behind the

break wall at Jericho. Kids start by sailing with the coaches

to learn the basics of sailing and paddling. Once they are

comfortable and confident being in a boat on the water

they venture farther out depending on the wind

and weather.

 

June 17 – August 30 

Monday – Friday 

5 days as one session

9 am- 12pm OR

1pm – 4pm

SAIL OPTIS 

AGES 7-10

 

The course is designed to introduce participants to the

basics of sailing while maintaining a fun and safe atmosphere.

In level 1, students share a boat with another student and

can expect to learn the parts of the boat, how to rig and

de-rig the boats, capsize recovery, how to tack (turn), knot

tying, capsize recovery, sailing in a group and how to

understand wind direction.

Level 2 is a continuation of Level 1, however, students can

now sail by themselves. In Level 2 students are introduced

to the different points of sail and the basic rules of the road. 

They will be taught how to sail in stronger winds and waves

along with proper seamanship.

 

June 17 – August 30 

Monday – Friday 

5 days as one session

9 am- 12pm OR

1pm – 4pm

SAIL ESCAPES 

AGES 10-14

 

These courses are for beginner & intermediate sailors aged

10-14 years old.

In Level 1, students share a boat with another student and

can expect to learn how to rig and de-rig the boats, sail

in a group with coach boats around, how to tack (turn)

and how to perform capsize recovery. They will also learn

how to tie knots, the parts of the boat and understand the

wind direction.

Level 2 is a continuation of Level 1, however, students

can now sail by themselves. In Level 2 students are introduced

to the different points of sail and the basic rules of the road.

They will be taught how to sail in stronger winds and waves

along with proper seamanship.

 

June 17 – August 30 

Monday – Friday 

5 days as one session

9 am- 12pm OR

1pm – 4pm

CANSAIL

PROGRAM 

AGES 11-16

 

The CANSail programs are more rigorous and internationally

recognized. We recommend that younger students take at

least one sailing camp before entering the CANSail program.

In CANSail 1 you can expect to learn sailing terminology, 

points of sail in a boat with two sails, tacking, gybing, safety,

righting a capsized boat and knot tying.

In CANSail 2 you will develop your sailing techniques while

learning about sail controls, local geography and weather

and right of way rules. Upon completion of CANSail 2, you

will be able to confidently skipper your own small sailboat.

In CANSail 3 you will learn advanced boat handling. This

includes how to accelerate and slow down efficiently, roll

tacks, roll gybes, rudderless sailing, and backward sailing.

CANSail 4 is an introduction to racing where you will

fine-tune skills learned in previous classes and apply them

to the racecourse. The program also incorporates basic

racing rules, tactics, and strategy. 

June 10 – August 30 

Monday – Friday 

5 days as one session

9 am- 12:30pm OR

1pm – 4:30pm

JUNIOR CRUISER 

AGES 12-16

 

This course offers teenagers an introduction to cruising on

our Martin 242s. The curriculum includes sailing, trip planning,

safety, weather, docking, anchoring, man overboard and local

navigation. The goal for this course is to give students a basic

understanding of cruising and the elements involved. Upon

completion, students will be worthy deckhands for local cruising

expeditions. CANSail 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

July 15 – 19, July 29 –

Aug 2, Aug 12 – 16 

1pm – 4pm

MARINE ECO

ADVENTURES 

AGES 8-14

 

This camp is a program for kids who want to learn about

marine ecology by participating in activities on and near

the ocean.

The Marine Eco Camp looks at the environment from Spanish

Banks to Kits Beach. It helps kids understand the history of

the area and the geography and evolution of the foreshore.

The program is interactive and includes classroom sessions,

beach activities and on-water exercises close to shore. Each

week will include a nature walk, shoreline cleanup, water

sampling, weather forecasting, and a guest speaker.

July 22-26, Aug 5-9,

Aug 19-23

1pm – 4pm (age 8 - 10)

9am – 12pm (age 10-14)

INTRO TO

CANOEING

 

The Introductory Canoe program is designed to introduce

participants to canoeing in a group setting. The program

emphasizes learning boat control so that paddlers will gain

the confidence, skills, and knowledge to be safe and have

fun. The program starts with the knowledge and skills

necessary for “beachfront” paddling activities. It progresses

to introduce the novice paddler to paddling with a partner

and to introduce basic land and water rescue techniques.

June 17 – August 30 

Monday – Friday 

5 days as one session

9 am- 12pm (age 8 -10)

1pm – 4pm (age 10 - 14)

 

Full Day Camps

 

Camps Overview

Schedule

JERICHO

WATERSPORTS

COMBO AGES

8-10 & 10-14

 

Features: Sailing, Canoeing, Beach Soccer, and other

fun activities.

 

The program will provide kids with an introduction to a

number of water sports and activities on a full day course.

The program encourages kids to collaborate with friends

in a series of activities so that they become confident and

comfortable participating in many of the water-based 

sports and activities available in Vancouver. The on-water

schedule is flexible and activities will be scheduled when

the weather is most suitable.

 

Age 10 – 14:

June 17-21, July 1-5,

July 15-19, July 29 -

Aug 2, Aug 12-16

 

Age 8 – 10: 

June 24-28, July 8-12,

July 22-26, Aug 5-9,

Aug 19-23

SAILING &

MARINE ECO

COMBO AGES

8-10 & 10-14

 

This camp is a program for kids who want to learn about

marine ecology and sailing.

Sailing courses introduce participants to the basics of

sailing while maintaining a fun and safe atmosphere.

Participants share a boat with another student and can

expect to learn how to rig and de-rig the boats, handle

a boat, tack (turn) and perform capsize recovery.

The Marine Eco Camp looks at the environment from

Spanish Banks to Kits Beach. It helps kids understand the

history of the area and the geography and evolution of

the foreshore. The program is interactive and includes

classroom sessions, beach activities and on-water exercises

close to shore. Each week will include a nature walk,

shoreline cleanup, water sampling, weather forecasting, and

a guest speaker.

 

Age 10 – 14:

July 22-26Aug 5-9,

Aug 19-23

 

Age 8 – 10: 

June 22-26, Aug 5-9,

Aug 19-23

SAILING & 

CANOEING

COMBO AGES

8-10 & 10-14

 

This program gives kids an introduction to sailing and

canoeing in a full day camp.

Sailing courses introduce participants to the basics of

sailing while maintaining a fun and safe atmosphere.

Participants share a boat with another student and can

expect to learn how to rig and de-rig the boats, handle a

boat, tack (turn) and perform capsize recovery.

The Introductory Canoe program is designed to introduce

participants to canoeing in a group setting. The program

emphasizes learning boat control so that paddlers will gain

the confidence, skills, and knowledge to be safe and

have fun. All groups are accompanied by coaches in

‘inflatable’ coach boats. Small tours around parts of

English Bay are included when conditions are suitable.

June 17 – August 30

Monday to Friday

 

PARTNER COMBO 

CAMPS

 

In conjunction with other schools (Windsure & Ecomarine)

at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Participants pick one of

our week-long half-day programs in combination with

either skimboarding, windsurfing or kayaking for the

other half of the day.

In order to register for these programs, we have to

coordinate with the other schools to check availability

and scheduling.

TBD

 

Registration

If the dates you would like are out of stock, please contact us to be waitlisted. 

The price of different camps is available when you scroll to each camp of your choice. 

 
 

MacSailing Summer Camp

CAD $341.25 5 (Tax: )

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