Nashville’s original sailing camp, hosted by Harbor Island Yacht Club (HIYC) inside a gated community on Old Hickory Lake, has been offered for youth every summer since 1988. This season, it will be held for four week-long sessions, beginning June 6. The number of campers is limited. Sign up for one week or more. New this year, an Advanced Opti and Advanced Laser Session is available during Session #4.
HIYC Sail Camp is a day camp program for children and teens ages seven through 17. No previous sailing experience is necessary. It is structured to build sailing skills for beginners through advanced sailors. Our goal is to introduce children and teens to sailing, sailboat racing and advanced knowledge of small boat handling in a safe, fun environment.
Campers learn on several different types of sailboats, including Optimist Prams (“Optis”), Lasers, RS Zests and RS Fevas. Sailors are assigned to boats according to age and skill level. The program is taught by knowledgeable, trained young adults and caring counselors, all of whom are required to complete a full week of staff training. Instructors have US Sailing Instructor certification.
HIYC Sail Camp is managed and supported by the Nashville Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to build life-long sailors. Learn more at nashvillesailingfoundation.org.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No before or aftercare is provided).
- Session #1:June 6-10
- Session #2:June 13-17
- Session #3:June 20-24
- Session #4:June 27-July 2
- Ability to swim: swim tests will be given on the first day of your session
- Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD): a lifejacket
- Closed water shoes (no flip flops)
We will have snacktime and lunchtime, but no food will be provided. Please pack enough snacks, lunch, and water for the day!