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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.

Calling all young explorers! Facilitated by supportive and experienced Sail Canada instructors, this program introduces campers to the wonderful world of sailing and nautical knowledge while they explore the splendor of Toronto’s inner harbour and surrounding islands.

This camp takes place aboard one of our stable Harbour 20 keelboats, and our little sailors will go home with a deeper understanding of our city’s historic harbour, touching on environmental and fun facts.

Campers will split their day between themed activities on the water and on land.

Program Outline:
Day 1 and 2 - Safety and equipment, wind awareness and parts of the boat.
Day 3 and 4 - Practice sailing skills, tack around a figure-eight and exploration.
Day 5 - Island Day, games and putting it all into practice.

Prerequisite: No experience required – Suitable for first-time sailors

Certificate: Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating Harbour Explorers Completion Certificate

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Harbour Explorers

Age Group


Sessions & Fees

Session 1A
July 25, 2019
Session 1B
July 812, 2019
Session 2A
July 1519, 2019
Session 2B
Jul 2226, 2019
Session 3A
July 29 August 2, 2019
Session 3B
August 69, 2019
Session 4A
August 1216, 2019
Session 4B
August 1923, 2019
Session 5A
August 2630, 2019
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).