It's 2023, summer is nearly hear and the Great Slave Sailing Club is offering Sailing Camps again!
Two week half-day Wetfeet Sailing Camps for 5-8 year old children in Optimist dinghies and 1 week CANSail 1 & 2 camps for youth aged 8-15 in Topper dinghies.
Indoor facilities will be provided for exclusive use of the sailing camps for lessons, warmth and eating lunch. Limited supply of children's wetsuits for loan.
Our priorities are safety and fun, therefore on the water time is dependent on wind and weather conditions, and is at the discretion of the instructor.
We strive to make our courses fun, educational and great value for money when compared with other summer programs.
Great Slave Sailing Club - A great place to begin your sailing adventure!
What Students Should Bring.....
Lifejacket/PFD if you have your own with your name clearly marked. We do supply PFDs if you don't have one.
soft-soled, non-marking, closed toe water shoes
a wetsuit is strongly advised especially for children
We can supply a shorty wet suit if you contact us before hand and request one (for children aged 5-12) Limited supply, first come first served. Wetsuit is for use at the sailing club only
Otherwise bring appropriate clothing for the weather: Bathing suit, foul weather gear (windproof jacket, pants), towel, etc
extra set of dry clothes and foot wear for on land
hat & sunglasses with string
drinking water & snacks
full day programs - Peanut-free lunch, water bottles (preferably insulated to keep water cold and fresh)
Please store all personal items in a bag, keep your lunch in an insulated bag, and label everything, including your PFD if you have one. All personal belongings are stored in the clubhouse. The Sailing School cannot ensure the safety of any valuables.
** "shorty" wetsuits can provide warmth and a bit of padding. They can be purchased in Yellowknife at Canadian Tire or Overlander Sports, or online through Canadian water sports companies such as M.E.C. and Shuswap Ski & Board.
Classes take place at the Great Slave Sailing Club, adjacent to the Giant Mine Boat Launch on the old Highway 4 past the Ski Club.
Please note that refunds will be issued up to 1 week before the start of a course, but less 10% to cover transaction fees on both payments and refunds