Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County

One week Summer Sailing Camps – June & July 2019

Youth Sailing Foundation (YSF) partners with local clubs to offer Summer Sailing Camp that combines the sailing expertise of YSF with world class facilities. Located on the barrier island the host clubs offer the perfect venue for beginner sailors with protected coves off the Indian River Lagoon, huge swimming pool, indoor classroom facilities, and all the amenities for lunch and other activities.

With weekly enrollment limited to eighteen, your child or grandchild will get closely supervised instruction in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Camp is one week, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Age limit is 8 through 13 yrs.

All participants must pass a swim test administered by YSF’s certified instructor on first day of camp.

Check back in March 2019 for details. 

Thank you to our 2018 camp sponsors!


More photos ~ Summer Camp Photo Gallery

Required Equipment for camp:


  1. Life jacket (Type III) that fits the child (see Life jackets below)
  2. Refillable water bottle
  3. Closed-toe shoes (shoes most likely will get wet)
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Swim suit and T-shirt
  6. Change of clothes
  7. Towel
  8. Sunglasses with lanyard
  9. Hat or cap
  10. Backpack to store above gear when not in use

Please write child’s name on all of the above items.

Life jackets

It is required that ALL sailors AT ALL TIMES wear an adequate personal flotation device (PFD – proper name for life jacket). This life jacket (PFD) needs to be a brightly colored, Coast Guard approved, Type III or better with no collar that can get caught on the boat rigging. Type V inflatable life jackets should NOT be used in this course. PFDs are sold by the child’s weight. Be sure to purchase the proper size! A whistle should be attached with a line to the life jacket and the child’s name should be written on the life jacket.

K-Mart, West Marine, Wal-Mart or dive shops are sources for these.



Photo credit: Eric Hasert, Treasure Coast Newspapers