Sailing Adventure Camp
Sailing is Calleva’s only non-whitewater water activity, but don’t think we haven’t tried to take the sailboats down some rapids!
Picture your camper floating down the river like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, basking in the warmth of the sun on a beautiful summer day. Now add a big sail, 3-4 friends, fellow campers and Calleva Staff trying to board and pirate your boat, and this is a typical day in Calleva Sailing Camp.
Campers will be introduced to our Hobie Cat sailboats, taught how to harness the wind, plot a course, and lead a group of fellow boatmates. Our Hobie Cat sailboats are perfect for beginning sailors all the way to the weathered captain. The goal of Sailing Camp is to get the campers comfortable to sail their boats without a Calleva staff, just their fellow boatmates. Skills are taught using games, challenges, races, and fun. All of our skills are put to the test during the overnight on Thursday to Friday. On Friday morning campers will get a chance to bring home the Calleva Cup in our weekly sailing race.
* Sailing Adventure Camp has a Thursday Overnight.
Monday: Rigging and steering
Tuesday: Jibing and course setting
Wednesday: Downwind sailing, jibing and capsizing.
Thursday/Friday (Overnight): Captaining, Calleva Cup
Locations: Riley’s Lock, Edwards Ferry, Gravely Point, Sharpshin Island, Sandy Point. (Variable dependent on group ability and experience).
Optional GearBag to purchase: Calleva is offering campers the option to purchase a GearBag during checkout which includes all the camping gear you will need for your overnight. These duffle bags come home with your camper on the bus before the overnight so it can be packed with personal clothes and toiletries!
Rain/Storm Plan: We are aware that there are concerns regarding Rain & Storms at camp. Sometimes the weather requires a change in itinerary for water-related activities and overnights. If high water conditions cause safety concerns, Sailing groups will utilize a pre-planned alternative overnight location. We will continue with outdoor activities as long as it’s possible to be safe and with happy campers.