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The Kelowna Yacht Club’s youth sailing and watersport programs have the opportunity and privilege of getting to teach hundreds of children and young adults not only to sail and be safe on the water but also to foster their personal growth by building their self-confidence and sportsmanship. Students learn everything about sailing, including the terminology, theory, water safety and knot-tying. The Kelowna Yacht Club is proud of all the little sailors who joined us and looking forward to welcoming many returning and new students back again for the 2022 programs to further develop their skills into expert sailors! The KYC Sailing School & Watersports programs are full of fun activities and water programming and is open to all those in our community.


It is the priority of the Kelowna Yacht Club – Sailing & Watersports School to protect health and safety and respect BC Health Authority guidelines. We have updated our programs and policies to reflect a safe and fun environment for kids to experience the joy of watersports. We will continue to be up to date with the latest guidelines and mandates.

Safe and Fun is our motto, we look forward to seeing you this summer.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Youth Sailing Team

Young sailors also have the opportunity to join the KYC Youth Sailing Team, training year-round for regattas across BC. Being a part of this fantastic team isn’t just about competing. It’s also about personal health, dexterity and building confidence. These attributes will benefit them in the years to come.

 

Our Youth Programs & Summer Camps

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Wet Feet Camp | Ages 4 - 6

Let’s start them young! Little ones can begin learning to sail at just 4 years old. We will work with them to be comfortable on the water in a safe and fun environment while allowing them the opportunity to discover a sport that could become a lifelong passion! The kids will learn how to sail and paddle with additional crafts, arts and games. This program is a great option for your kiddos to enjoy on their summer holidays! Book to join the fun all summer-long or just one week, it’s up to you. For children ages 4 to 6.

Wet Feet Camp

Ages: 4 – 6 year olds
Dates: Monday – Friday (July 4 – August 26, 2022)
Time: Morning Sessions 9:00AM – 12:00PM and
Afternoon Sessions 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Price: $160/week

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

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CANSail - Optimist | Ages 7 - 11 | SOLD OUT

Whether you are new to sailing or are an experienced sailor this is a great week-long program that is customizable to your abilities. Instructors will adapt their coaching to include all skill levels within the class. You’ll enjoy the fun of learning on your own stable 7ft Optimist sailboat. This includes games and activities both on and off the water. Our lessons are designed to maximize fun, safety and technical learning, while also working towards achieving your CANSail Certifications. Some days may include sailing out on a larger Keelboat, kayaking, paddleboarding and tubing. For children ages 7 to 11.

CANSail Optimist

Ages: 7 – 11 year olds
Dates: Monday – Friday (July 4 – August 26, 2022)
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Price: $325/week  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom day/week booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersport Education Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

We are currently SOLD OUT, but don’t worry, add to our Youth Program Waitlist to be informed if a spot opens up!

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CANSail - 1, 2, 3, 4 | Ages 12 - 18 | SOLD OUT

This week-long program is great for avid young sailors or those that have never sailed before. You will learn and advance your skills by sailing on a variety of boats. The program includes rigging, terminology, water safety, docking, and even safe capsizing! Our instructors will tailor to your individual experience level and help you work towards your CANSail 1-2-3-4 Sail Canada Certification. Some days may also include other fun activities such as sailing out on a larger Keelboat, kayaking, paddleboarding and tubing. For children ages 12 to 18.

CANSail – 1, 2, 3, 4

Ages: 12 – 18 year olds
Dates: Monday – Friday (July 4 – August 26, 2022)
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Price: $325/week  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom day/week booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

We are currently SOLD OUT, but don’t worry, add to our Youth Program Waitlist to be informed if a spot opens up!

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Go! Day Camp | Ages 7 - 17 | LIMITED SPOTS LEFT

Want to have a fun day on the water? This camp is for you! We offer a variety of daily activities that may include: kayaking, paddleboarding, tubing, sailing, wakeboarding as well as beach time, games and crafts. The kids will be challenged to learn new things and advance their skills, all while growing their confidence on the water. Choose to participate one day or every day: it’s up to you! Be sure to register; this is not a day-of drop-in camp. For children ages 7 to 17.

Go! Day Camp

Ages: 7 – 17 year olds
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(July 4 – August 26, 2022)
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Price:
$60/day

*Looking for a fun Wednesday activity? Sign up for our NEW Wake Sport Lessons, available on select Wednesdays (July 6, 13 and August 3, 10, 2022) from 9:00AM – 12:00PM!
*Interested in a Monday-Friday program? Check out our CanSail programs!

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersport Education Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

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Hurry, limited spots left!

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Outdoor Adventure Camp | Ages 7 - 11 | SOLD OUT

Join us for an adventurous week-long camp of learning about the environment in a fun-filled way! You will take part in a variety of activities both on the water and on land. Daily activities may include a selection of kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, hiking, games, arts & crafts and more! Open for children ages 7 to 11.

The Kelowna Yacht Club is dedicated to preserving sustainability and ensuring environmental growth and success. This new program will provide education around preserving the earth and following sustainable goals.

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Ages: 7 – 11 years old
Dates: Monday  – Friday (July 18 – 22, 2022)
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Price: $325/week  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions or are ready to book? Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

We are currently SOLD OUT, but don’t worry, add to our Youth Program Waitlist to be informed if a spot opens up!

Book Now!

Wake Sport Camp | Ages 7 -17 | LIMITED SPOTS LEFT

Want to try your hand at wake surfing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing? How about all three? This fun week-long camp runs mornings 9AM-12PM and will give you the opportunity to challenge yourself to learn a new sport while also working on advancing your skills! Open for children ages 7 to 17. Be sure to register, as this is not a day-of drop-in camp.

Wake Sport Camp

Ages: 7 – 17 year olds
Dates: Monday – Friday (July 18 – 29 and August 15 – 26, 2022) 
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Price: $400/week

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom family/group booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

Book Now! Hurry, limited spots left

Wake Sport Lessons | Ages 7 - 17 | LIMITED SPOTS LEFT

These fun Wednesday morning lessons will give you the chance to get out on the water and peruse your interest in wake surfing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing. Or, how about all three! Our instructor will adapt the lesson to each individual’s skill level and choice of sport. The Wake Sport Lessons run Wednesday mornings 9AM-12PM during four weeks of the summer. Open for children ages 7 to 17.

Wake Sport Lessons

Ages: 7 – 17 year olds
Dates: Select Wednesdays (July 6, 13 and August 3, 10, 2022)  
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Price: $150/lesson

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom family/group booking? Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

Book Now! Hurry, limited spots left

Private Wake Sport Lessons | All Ages

Looking to work on your skills with a private instructor? We offer both group and individual lessons customized to get you out on the water to peruse your interest in wake surfing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing. Or, how about all three! Our instructor will adapt the lesson to each individual’s skill level and sport of choice. Open for all ages.

Are you interested in learning on your own boat? Our experienced instructor can join you out on the water and provide one-on-one coaching with your favourite wake sport.

Have you wanted to get some coaching on driving for watersports? Our instructors are also available to help you build your confidence while behind the wheel for all types of wake sports.

Private Wake Sport Lessons

Ages: All ages
Dates: Monday  – Sunday (May 10 – August 26, 2022)
Time: 3 hour lesson, able to be customized per client 9:30AM – 8:00PM based on instructors availability
Price: $150/lesson per person (minimum 2 participants/class)

Have questions or are ready to book? Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

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Private Sailing Lessons | All Ages

All levels and ages! Learn and work your skills in a one-on-one environment with a qualified CANSail Instructor. This 3-hour private lesson is taught on a dinghy sailboat which varies in sizes up to 17ft depending on your specific interest. Our instructors will tailor the lesson to your individual experience level. Open for all ages.

Private Sailing Lessons

Ages: All ages
Dates: Monday  – Sunday (May 10 – August 26, 2022)
Time:
3 hour lesson, able to be customized per client 9:30AM – 8:00PM based on instructors availability 
Price: $220/lesson  |  + $100/person based on a maximum 4 people  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions or are ready to book? Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

Call to Book!

Private Group Lessons | Ages 7+

Let us help create a perfect day on the lake! We are here to customize a group lesson just for you, it can include any or all of the activities we offer: sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wake sports and tubing! We can help design a fun educational field trip for your school class or social group. Maybe you are looking to set up a mid-day corporate activity or just want to try wakeboarding with your pals! Contact our Sailing and Watersports Education Team and we will organize an event to fit your plans! To book please email sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or call 250-762-3310 x 102.

Private Group Lessons

Ages: 7 year olds and up!
Dates: Monday  – Sunday )May 3 – August 27, 2022) 
Time:
Customized per client 9:30AM – 8:00PM based on instructors availability
Price: Based on the number of participants, activity and staffing resources required

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom group booking quote?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

Call to Book!

Youth Sailing Team | Ages 7 - 18

The KYC Youth Sailing Team creates an environment that develops personal health and builds confidence; allowing you to compete, evolve and take the next steps in the sport of sailing. It is a place to continue your education and develop specific skills in a one-on-one training environment, with lessons tailored to you. The Youth Sailing Team also allows for the opportunity for you to continue your growth through the Long Term Athlete Development Model. We are hopeful that the option to participate in regattas will be available this year. Open for children of ages 7 to 18.

Long Term Athlete Development

Youth Sailing Team

Prerequisites: Having a Kelowna Yacht Club Junior Membership 
Ages:
7 – 18 year olds
Dates: Session 1: Monday Evenings (May 9 – June 13, 2022) with optional Wednesday Race Nights (June 1, 8, 15, 2022) and
Session 2: Monday Evenings (July 11 – August 22, 2022) with optional Wednesday Race Nights (August 10, 17, 24, 2022)
Time: 4:00PM – 7:00/8:00PM
Price: 
$450/Session (6 lessons/session)  |  KYC Member discount already applied

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

Have questions about joining the KYC Youth Sailing Team?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersport Education Team at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

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We have truly enjoyed our summer boating experiences and appreciate all the time and energy you all have put into making our experiences wonderful!!

- Judy (2021)

We will be back next summer for sure!

- Avy (2021)

We had the best time today, the instructors are fabulous! Thank you very much for sharing your expertise.

- Barb (2021)

I just wanted to reach out to say how much fun my son had at the camp this week. His coaches did a fantastic job. He was even thrilled the day that they had to play indoors, your team is clearly innovative and able to adapt to whatever the weather (or the pandemic) throws at them. I told him we’d definitely sign up again next summer and he said he’d like to sign up EVERY SUMMER.

- Joanne (2021)