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.

Intro to Cruising

Designed for aspiring sailors, this introduction to the exciting world of sailing and cruising is pitched to the older campers.

Under the supervision of our experienced Sail Canada instructors, participants will gain confidence on the water while safely cruising around the Toronto Harbour and Islands aboard one of our J-24’s and Sonar keelboats. From mastering boat controls, racing on the harbour, to geocache treasure hunts via boat around the bay, the experience is limited only by a young camper's imagination.

Sailors will gain plenty of practical hands-on experience while developing basic sailing skills and being introduced to cruising and confidence around others in a team environment.

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, and putting it all into practice.

Prerequisites: No experience required. 

Certificate: HCSP Intro to Cruising Completion Certificate

Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating

Off-Site 5A

Age Groups


Sessions & Fees

Session 1A (Jul 36) Fee: : $345
Session 1B (Jul 913) Fee: : $395
Session 2A (Jul 1620) Fee: : $395
Session 2B (Jul 2327) Fee: : $395
Session 3A (Jul 30 Aug 3) Fee: : $395
Session 3B (Aug 710) Fee: : $345
Session 4A (Aug 1317) Fee: : $395
Session 4B (Aug 2024) Fee: : $395
Session 5A (Aug 2731) Fee: : $395

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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.