SUMMER SAILING CAMPS FOR KIDS & TEENAGERS FROM 10 TO 20 YEARS

From Switzerland to Portugal: Summer Camp for Kids & Teenagers is a project born in 2013 aiming to offer sailing experiences to young people as a source of growth, knowledge and culture


AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE OF A WEEK ON BOARD OF A SAILING YACHT WITH A CREW OF 8 KIDS AND TEENAGERS AND 3 QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Lead by an experienced staff during the camp, children and teenagers will learn how to manage a sailboat, from day cleaning, cooking on board, to sailing. As in any respectable crew, everyone will have a task. Roles will be shift-based, so that everyone can experience each role


WHERE?


ALGARVE - PORTUGAL

WHEN?


July 17th-23rd

July 24th-30th

July 31st - August 6th

 August 7th-13th

August 14th-20th

HOW MUCH?

875 EUR


ACTIVITIES ON BOARD AND ASHORE

SUMMER CAMP DETAILS

WHERE, WHEN & WHAT

ALBUFEIRA in ENGLISH
Date: 17-23/07

Program*: sailing along western coast of Algarve - 2 instructors on board

Topic: team work, sailing on shifts, exploring the caves, nautical english

FARO
Date: 24-30/07


Program*: sailing along eastern coast of Algarve and anchoring in the Ria Formosa lagoon - 2 instructors on board

Topic: team work, coastal and river sailing, visit ashore, eco day
LAGOS in ENGLISH      
Date: 31/07 - 06/08

Program*: sailing along western coast of Algarve - 2 instructors on board

Topic: team work, sailing on shifts, exploring the caves, nautical english

PORTIMĀO
Date: 07-13/08


Program*: sailing along western coast of Algarve - 3 instructors on board

Topic: team work, coastal and river sailing, visit ashore, eco day

SAGRES in ENGLISH      
Date: 14-20/08

Program*: medium range sailing to the westermost cape of Algarve - 3 instructors on board

Topic: team work, sailing on shifts, exploring the caves, nautical english



programs and routes are purely indicative and can be modified at the sole discretion of the skipper for the safety of the crew and based upon meteo condition

FOR WHOM

Participation is open to all young people between 10 and 20 years old, with or without sailing experience - we recommend to attend a sailing course to get closer to practice and nautical terminology. An interview with the organizers is requested to assess the suitability and motivation of the applicants. For each shift, three places are reserved to girls. Maximum 8 participants per shift, with two or three instructors.

COSTS

Rate for summer camp is 875€ per participant/ week

SPECIAL OFFER: for recurring participants, brother/sister or friends the rate is 825€ per participant/ week

THE RATE INCLUDES FOOD, ACCOMODATION ON BOARD AND ALL THE ACTIVITIES

NOT INCLUDED: transfer to/from the home port is excluded; home port is  connected to main airports by low cost flights

A TYPICAL DAY

8:00   wake up and personal cleaning

8:15  movement - dive, swimming, running, walking

9:00   breakfast (milk, fruit juice, bread/biscuits, butter&jam)

10:00   one of the following:

A.   on board activities:

  • theory, seamanship, route planning, meteorology
  • geometry, mathematics, science, history and geography adapted to the context of sailing
  • psychological enhancement inspired by the SFERA model designed by Giuseppe Vercelli
  • engine and equipment check
  • day cleaning

B.   on shore activities:

  • walk in nature/plastic pick up on the beach
  • visit to village/historic center
  • sports

12:00   lunch preparation (cold pasta, vegetables)

15:00   sailing

  • sport sailing with crew roles
  • planned course



18:00   retrospective and individual logbook

19:00   video call with families

19:15   dinner preparation (omelette/rice, vegetables)

21:00   group activities and games, readings, stories, astronomy, shore visit, video/film on sailing&sea

23:00   silence

ECO DAY

During the stay there will be an ecological day, in which we dedicate ourselves to cleaning up a piece of coast or sea from  all the plastic and waste we find.

INSTRUCTORS

that you may find onboard

Fabrizio - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, head of sailing school at
Circolo Velico Agno, Swiss coach and
instructor, sails since childhood and has ocean experience

Iva - RYA Yachmaster Offshore, Swiss G+S instructor, skipper and enthusiast of sea and sailing

Eric - college student, sailing on dinghies  since teenager, onboard Tuttinbarca camp from the first edition, since 2017 he is firstmate on Tilda



THE YACHT: TILDA

She is the perfect exploration boat, a 19 meter cutter rigged blue water ketch, equipped with the best gear to navigate safely, she accomodates ten berths and three heads. See details

Watch the video and listen to the experiences of those who already participated in summer camps

(italian only)

ABOUT US

Summer Camp for Kids & Teenagers is a project born in 2013, intended to offer sailing experiences to young people as a source of growth, knowledge and culture

The spirit that links the skippers and creators of the project is the passion for their job and the pleasure to convey to young people the experience of life at sea in its entirety, by discovering a world away from the noise of everyday life, a world where you can enjoy endless emotions: the most unspoiled coves, the rustle of wind and water, the murmur of whales or the dolphins jump, learning the secrets of ancient traditions unto the most modern technologies of the art of sailing. The project is intended to pass to young people the passion for offshore sailing, raising their awareness to a more conscious relationship with the sea, in a confined environment by engaging them in the practice of sailing and the rhythms of life on board where game, responsible personal involvement, and respect for others and for the environment alternate


SEND US AN EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COSTS, STAY, SUPPORT FOR  FLIGHTS, OR CALL US:

0041 792214028

FREQUENT QUESTIONS - MAMMA, DON'T WORRY!

Can I sign up if I have never sailed before?


Yes, the only prerequisite is the desire to live new adventures!

 

Can I take part in two or more consecutive cruising weeks? 

Yes, and in this case you can get a discount when you sign up.

 

What clothing do you advise me to wear?

You will receive the equipment list at the time of registration.


What documents should I bring with me?

You will need to bring with you your ID card or passport and permission to expatriate signed by your parents.

 

Are there additional charges?

The registration fee includes the cost for the food, ports, diesel, boat and skippers for the entire week. If you want to make extra purchases of food, souvenirs, or else it will be at your charge.


Are boat and crew insured?

Yes, boat and crew are covered by insurance for third party liability, injury and rescue.