300 Harbor Dr, Old Hickory, TN 37138, USA

Additional information

  • Phone: 859-816-4377
  • Website: hiyc.org
  • Email us
  • Camp Length: Full Day
  • Age Range: 5 - 9 years, 10 - 18 years
HIYC Sail Camp

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 3. The number of campers is limited. Sign up for one week or more.

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 also 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.

2024 Schedule

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No before or aftercare is provided).

Session #1: June 3-7
Session #2: June 10-14

Session #3: June 17-21*
Session #4: June 24-28*

* Racing/Advanced class for Optis offered during Session 3. Racing/Advanced class for Lasers offered during Session 4. Contact us by phone or email for more information.


- 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, water and sunscreen for the day!

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