Summer Sailing Camp

Tacoma Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp is about having fun, being challenged and growing.  Our certified sailing instructors goal is for each camper to have an amazing experience and learn new skills that will not only help them in sailing but throughout their life.

We offer a limited number of scholarships. more information

Jellyfish Camp is a mix of land-based activities and boating activities. We will learn how wind and sails work together to make a boat move through the water. Campers will experience sailing with an instructor, with other children, and by themselves. There are many fun activities we can do on the water to make sailing and boating a comfortable experience for the beginner.

Each session is 3 hours per day for one week.  

COST: $195 per week

(TYC Members' cost is $175). 

Age 6-8

One week - 1pm - 4pm

Youth Camp

Ages 8-12  and up to 105 lbs.

Youth Camps are for those who have had little or no previous experience in a boat, and are able to swim with a life jacket  

Teen camp is designed just for teens regardless of experience or ability. With boats for two people, teens can learn together to sail or improve their skills. 

The goal and focus of this level is to help campers achieve independent competence with basic sailing skills including knots and sailing vocabulary, being able to tack, gybe, steer, do easy sail trims, and work with others on a sailboat. Then we uses those skills in some fun activities including scavenger hunt, distance sailing, man-overboard drills, and sailing around buoys.


Each session is 3 hours per day for two week. There are morning and afternoon sessions and campers can take both for a full day of camp (between sessions campers will be supervised for their lunch hour).

COST: $375 per week

(TYC Members' cost is $355). 

Teen Camp 

Ages 11-18  and over 105 lbs.

Youth and Teen Camp

One week camp - 9am - 4pm

Intermediate Sailing classes are designed for students who have successfully completed Youth or Teen camp, and who have been recommended by their instructors to advance to an Intermediate level.  


The purpose of these classes is to provide advanced sailing skills for students who are ready including advanced sail trim and steering, sailing upwind, and right of way rules. Basic racing skills will be taught for those who are interested in trying out for the race team: starts, sailing in a crowd, rules of racing, rounding marks, teamwork and cooperation. From this class level, individuals may be invited to join the Narrows Race Team. 


We will use racing sailboats – Opti's,  Lasers and Flying Juniors (FJ) for this level of instruction.

Intermediate Opti -   8-12 and UNDER 105 lb

Intermediate FJ    - 11-18 and OVER 105 lb

Please make sure you sign up for the correct level

COST: the cost is $375 per week

(TYC Members' cost is $355). 

Intermediate Sailing

One week - 9am - 4pm

We will try to help facilitate carpools.
On the first day of camp, there will be a parent meeting and carpooling will be discussed at that time. 

Mailing Address:

5401 Yacht Club Rd.

Tacoma, WA  98407

​Summer Location:

3418 White Cloud Ave NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Tel: 253-242-3616

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