Sailing Camp

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Introduction to Sailing

Young sailors (ages 10+) will learn boating safety, knot tying, points of sail and other sailing skills in our small, one-person Optimist sailboats.

Our Sailing Camp provides a safe and enjoyable Summer sailing experience! Designed for youth between 10 and 18 years old, young sailors will learn boating safety, knot tying, points of sail and other sailing-related skills in our small, one-person Optimist sailboats.

2019 Schedule:

July 22 - 26, 2018
August 5 - August 9, 2018

Drop-off and pick-up at the Port of Toledo Marina in Toledo, Oregon at 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday.

What To Bring

Each participant will need to be sure to have the following items:

For a full list or recommended items, please see our program gear list. Don't have a life jacket or wetsuit? Feel free to email us or call (800) 806-4882 for help getting these items together. In the Newport area, Ocean Pulse Surf Shop, Ossies Surf Shop, and Pura Vida Surf Shop all offer wetsuit rentals.

Eligibility Criteria

As a matter of safety, to be eligible for our programs each participant must be:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 18.
  • Able to follow instructions and effectively communicate independently (or with the assistance of a companion).
  • Able to independently swim 50 yards (or with the assistance of a companion).
  • Able to independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face-up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket (or with the assistance of a companion).

Our programs are open to everyone. Please email us or call (800) 806-4882 if you would like to participate but require special accomodations.

Forms

Prior to participating in one of our tours or programs, we'll need to have a liability waiver form signed for each participant.

Sign liability waiver online

or get a Printable Version

Cancellation Policy

We require at least 14 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled program, or we cannot provide a refund. Our programs require at least 3 participants. If your scheduled program is canceled, we'll notify you at least 14 days prior to the start of the program.

All of our activities are weather dependent, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unsafe conditions. If your scheduled program is cancelled due to safety concerns, you'll receive a full refund.

Scholarships Available

We pride ourselves on making our programs accessible to our community. Scholarships are available to help with the costs of program fees, equipment rentals, snacks, and lunches. Please email us or call (800) 806-4882 for more information.

What's Next?

After sailing camp, we hope young sailors will continue to enjoy the sport. We recommend involvement in programs like the Newport High School Sailing Team, or connecting with a local yacht club, such as the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club.

Youth Camps

Designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 18, our five-day youth sailing and kayaking camps are affordable and fun.

Sailing Camp

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Beginner Kayak Camp

Young paddlers will learn the kayaking basics, strokes, and rescues – and even take a paddle up Beaver Creek!

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Intermediate Kayak Camp

Building on the skills learned in our beginner kayak camp, we'll introduce kayak touring and go on an overnight camping trip.

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Advanced Kayak Camp

Navigation, group management, and skills refinement will be our focus – culminating with an ACA skills certification.

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Reviews

  • Jason King

    Knowledgeable & Friendly

    Had an absolute blast with these young guides! They were knowledgeable, and friendly. Got to learn about Newport's commercial fishing fleet, and more. Great, and fun experience all around. And a great opportunity to support a local nonprofit focused on young adult education.

    Laurel Elizabeth

    Great Kayak Tour

    The guided kayak tour was a lot of fun! It was such a great way to experience Yaquina Bay, and getting up close to the fishing boats and sea lions was really cool. I need more of that in my life.

    Laurel Elizabeth
  • Jess Thomas

    Amazing Opportunity

    We live in a small town, and I had no idea my children would be able to have experiences that people in larger cities dream of having. They have had knowledgeable and kind instructors. I have never worried about my children when they were in the care of OBF instructors. Thanks for this incredible opportunity!

    Cindy Thomas
    Michelle Schaffer

    Incredible Program

    My son has not only learned skills to last him a lifetime but he has had fun doing it. He has made lasting friendships, developed confidence on the water and most importantly knows how to be safe. There is no better place to learn to sail or kayak and no better people to do it with!

    Michelle Schaffer
  • Ty Tabor

    Excellent

    I completed two sea kayak classes in 2017, and plan to attend another in 2018. I highly recommend the Oregon Boating Foundation, and my instructor Tom Murphy. You will be knowledgeable, confident, and competent when you're done.

    Ty Tabor
    Jason & Yoshimi Tomono-Duval

    Fun & Informative

    Just prepare… these instructors will transfer their life-long love of water sport into your kids' mind! They are also seriously helpful for age appropriate skill development.

    Jason & Yoshimi Tomono-Duval

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