Summer Camps Sailing Programs

Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps

A great time to learn to sail is when you’re young and ready to take on the world. Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps (July 2 – August 30) offer a fun and safe environment for all ages and abilities.

Our instructors are experienced in taking responsibility for children and have been selected for their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm. Summer Camps sailing programs will keep your children learning and having fun at their own skill level on dinghies or keelboats.

To register your child in Harbourfront Centre Sailing Camps, or to receive a brochure, please call 416 973 4093.

All participants in our marine programmes 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.

Harbourfront Centre offers great programming for kids during March Break Camps (March 11–15) too!

iCANSail (Ages 6–8)

This camp is intended to familiarize younger campers with safety and sailing

Prerequisites: No experience required – just be ready to have fun!

Certificate: iCANSail Sail Canada Accreditation.

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Harbour Explorers (Ages 6–9)

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

Prerequisites: No experience required – Suitable for first-time sailors.

Certificate: HCSP Harbour Explorers Completion Certificate.

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CANSail 1 (Ages 9–15)

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.

Prerequisites: 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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CANSail 2 (Ages 9–15)

After your young sailor has successfully passed their CANSail 1 certification, CANSail 2 is the natural next step in their development.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CANSail 1 is a requirement for this program.

Certificate: Successful candidates will receive a recognized CANSail certificate.

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iCANCatch-up (Ages 9–15)

Any CANSail participants who have not completed their certification have the opportunity to come join us for one more week session. During this Catch Up week, sailors will be coached by experienced and certified Sail Canada instructors who are eager to make sure every child has equal opportunity to attempt to complete their CANSail level.

Prerequisites: Sailors must have participated in a CANSail program and have an active CANSail profile.

Certificate: Successful candidates will receive a recognized CANSail certification.

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Intro to Cruising (Ages 10–15)

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.

Prerequisites: No experience required – suitable for first-time sailors.

Certificate: HCSP Intro to Cruising Completion Certificate.

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CANSail 3 or 4 (Ages 11–15)

Taught by experienced and certified Sail Canada instructors, this comprehensive four-week course builds on the fundamental skills established in the CANSail 1 and 2 programs both on and off the water.

Prerequisites: Must have CANSail 1 and 2 certification prior to enrolling in this program.

Certificate: Successful candidates will receive a recognized CANSail 3 or 4 certificate.

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Sailing Counsellor-in-Training (Ages 14–16)

The one-month Sailing Counsellor-in-Training program introduces young sailors – who show interest in both the sport of sailing, and childcare and education – to the responsibilities and daily procedures of Harbourfront Centre’s Junior Sail Camp.

Prerequisites: Must have CANSail certification of any level prior to enrolling in this program.

Certificate: Successful CIT candidates are guaranteed an interview at HCSP for the following year’s Junior Sail Camp Staff.

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NEW in 2019

Sail Canada iCANadvance Spring Sailing (Junior) – CANSail (various)

This new Spring Junior Sailing course is designed for eager young sailors to get extra sailing experience before the summer begins. Taught by our CANSail certified instructors, it provides the opportunity for participants to advance through their CANSail levels, with focus on the participants individual sailing needs and aspirations. Under the guidance and supervision of our coaches, participants will have fun sailing various dinghies ranging from Laser Picos to 420’s in Toronto’s beautiful inner harbour. This 18 hr-course is scheduled over three sessions from 9am-3pm, on Saturday 1st, 8th & 15th June, 2019. Please note that if you do not have any prior CANSail experience, please call our offices and we will see how we can best accommodate you. Note that certain dinghy maneuvers involve getting wet so please bring a change of clothes.

18 hours / $480

Course Dates – Saturday, June 1st, 8th, & 15th – 9am-3pm

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Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps