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.
PORTUGAL - ALGARVE
26th July- 1st August
ACTIVITIES ON BOARD AND ASHORE
Date: 26/07 - 01/08
Program: passage from Cadiz to Faro with stop at the mouth of Rio Guadiana - only for those with previous sailing experience
Topic: team work, long range sailing, exploring
Date: 01/08 - 08/08
Date: 15/08 - 22/08
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. Maximum 8 participants per shift, with three instructors.
Price for summer camp is 850€ PER PARTICIPANT/WEEK
SPECIAL PRICE: for brother/sister or friends 800€ PER PARTICIPANT
PRICE 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.
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:
B. on shore activities:
12:00 lunch preparation (cold pasta, vegetables)
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
During the stay there will be an ecological day, in which we dedicate ourselves to leaning up a piece of coast or sea from all the plastic and waste we find.
Fabrizio head of sailing school at
Circolo Velico Agno, Swiss coach and
instructor, sails since childhood and has ocean experience.
Roberto sailing instructor, manager of
the Yacht Club Ascona,
SwissSailing trainer, sailing enthusiast with experience of sailing at sea.
Francesca business consultant and passionate sailor, has a long
experience of regattas and
Lucio student at the Swiss Cruising Club for the offshore sailing license,
lecturer at the Steiner School of
Origlio-Lugano and big fan of the sea and its environment.
João Pedro - sailor, born and raised on the Atlantic Ocean's waves, enthisiastic navigator always looking for the best wind and wave.
- Gestalt counselor, psychologist and sport mental coach, working for years with boys and families using a creative approach, to develop the innate potential and improve the quality of personal relationships.
Janet - English mother tongue teacher qualified to teach English as a second language (TEFLA). She loves to sail and is a qualified skipper.
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
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FREQUENT QUESTIONS - MAMMA, DON'T WORRY!
Can I sign up if I have never sailed before?
Can I take part in two 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.