July 10, 2012

Our Sailing Program

The Willie returning from her first voyage with campers aboard.

Sailing is one of the most popular activities at Camp Kawartha; it is consistently among the most requested by two-week campers and a highlight in day campers' weeks. Two-week campers can include sailing in their Activity Choice Form, and campers in most sessions will be given the opportunity to sail during afternoon Interest Choices.

This year Camp Kawartha was the recipient of a generous gift: two beautiful hand crafted sailboats. The Willie, the smaller of the two, utilizes a gaff sail, something new to the sailing program. This addition provides an excellent opportunity to develop our waterfront programming, and offer better instructing capabilities for campers.

The Willie departing camp
Pictured above are two older campers and our Waterfront Activity Director, Twist out for a sail during a free period one leisurely afternoon where they put the new boat through its paces.

In addition to the two new boats, Camp Kawartha has four smaller boats, two Spera and two Invitation boats. These form the foundation of the program in which staff and campers learn the fundamentals of sailing.

During your time here at Camp Kawartha, our sailing staff would be happy to take the time to get you out in a boat, teach you the basics, or bring your skills up to spec! Twist has been working on the Camp Kawartha waterfront for five years, including time as a Tripper and Sails Specialist. Poe is a CYA Bronze 5 sailor and a Camp Kawartha lifer. This year's Sailing staff also includes Counsellors Baytes and Zuko!

Waterfront Activity Director "Twist"
Sails Specialist "Poe"

"Baytes" and "Zuko"