All participants in our marine programs are provided with a Personal Floatation Device (PFD).  Proper use of the PFD is strictly enforced. Participants are welcome to use their own Canadian approved PFDs if they have them.

A sailing camp resource guide with more information will be available prior to the start of camp.

CANSail 1

Taught by our experienced Sail Canada certified instructors, this two-week course will have campers navigating Toronto’s Inner Harbour in comfortable, easy to sail dinghies, all the while learning about water and boat safety, boat control, knots, rigging, capsizing and other topics relevant to developing young sailors. The curriculum is based on Sail Canada standards and campers will work towards earning internationally recognized certificates for each level by demonstrating skills learned in the program.

Ages: Junior 9-12 / Senior 13-15

Prerequisite: iCANSail certification is recommended, but not essential. Suitable for first-time sailors.

Certificate: Successful candidates will receive a recognized CANSail certificate.

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Age Groups


Sessions & Fees

Session 1 (Jul 313) Fee: : $595
Session 2 (Jul 1627) Fee: : $625
Session 3 (Jul 30 Aug 10) Fee: : $595
Session 4 (Aug 1324) Fee: : $625

Includes Sail Canada Certification Fees

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Harbourfront Centre is a registered charitable organization and financial assistance may be available through our Kids First program.

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OVERNIGHT: This program includes an overnight component.
SPECIAL GUEST: A special guest is brought in to work with campers.
OFF-SITE: These camps operate at an off-site location. Supervised transportation is provided to and from camp.
OPEN HOUSE: This camp offers an open house experience, so friends and family can visit the camp.
SPLASH PAD: Campers go on an outing to a splash pad (weather permitting).
FIELD TRIP: These camps offer one field trip per session (weather permitting).
CANOEING: Campers go canoeing once per session (weather permitting).
SWIMMING: Campers swim for about one hour each session (weather permitting).
5A: Busing and swimming not available. Children must be dropped off and picked up at Harbourfront Centre.