The BC Sailing Mobile Optimist Sailing School is returning to Osoyoos this August.
The camp, hosted by the Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club, is a five-day Optimist dinghy sailing program that provides basic sailing instruction and teaches sail boat, safety and other skills.
The camp is scheduled for August 19-23.
The programs will offer the basics of sailing in a fun environment while learning launching, docking, steering, balancing, propulsion, boat safety and other skills.
In addition to these skills, the program develops confidence and leadership in its participants.
No experience is necessary but participants must be comfortable in and on the water while wearing a life jacket or PFD. Professionally trained and Sail Canada certified coaches will ensure every experience is a positive one.
Participants don’t necessarily have to have an interest in sailing, just a desire to try something new and perhaps get out of the house the last week of summer.
Cost for the five-day camp is $275 per sailor for one full week of lessons. Kidsport funding of up to $200 may be available for qualified families.