Sailing and Stewardship: Expeditions on the Hudson River.
Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26
9am - 3:30pm. Ages 9 - 15.
$425. Sliding-scale program fees available for families who qualify.
Join the Hudson Sloop Club Sailing Camp! Discover the active community of fish and wildlife in the Hudson River Estuary while getting a taste for steering a sailboat!
During this one-week workshop with the Hudson Sloop Club, campers will participate in a combination of land and water-based activities. Our time on land will be spent understanding how sailboats work, learning maneuvers and vocabulary, going fishing, testing water quality, and building simple tools to read wind, current, and speed. Each day, (weather-permitting), campers will spend some time on the water, sailing: trying their hand at steering and trimming sail. We'll start the week learning sailing fundamentals, and then we'll test our newfound skills, going places we can only access by river.
We hope that together we'll develop a sense of connection to and stewardship for the Hudson River by experiencing, firsthand, the traditions, ideas, tools, and skills of mariners. We’ll get to know our local environment and river, exploring new territories, and learning how to set sail. And of course, we'll have fun: enjoying each other, the summer, the river and the place we live!