2023 Opti & Seahorse Summer Camps

Lakewood Yacht Club welcomes the campers in Seabrook, which is a great area for sailing, for an unforgettable summer. We are blessed with super steady winds all summer long. From beginners to advanced, we offer all levels of sailing lessons for different ages.

Learning a new sport and making new friends is a great confidence booster. Our campers come alive as they discover the joy and freedom of sailing. It is all play to them but they come away from the camps stronger, more confident and bursting with a new enthusiasm for sailing.

Our friendly instructors will teach you how to sail, and how to “read the wind”. The 5 day sailing camp includes sailing skills, and some wind theory, some safety talks, sharing the experience with the group. Our instructors are passionate about children leading a healthy lifestyle through sport and activities, keep children inspired, smiling and engaged throughout the program.

Young participants are developing their fundamental social skills and relationships with their peers and coaches. Group exercises encourage interaction, communication, and cooperation.

Our camps offer a fun, and packed full of a combination of sports, activity, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, games, and challenges.

Optimist Camp dates:

June 5-9, 2023

Seahorse Camp dates:

June 12-16, 2023

Age groups:

Optimist Camp 2nd to 5th grade (Ages 7-10)

Seahorse Camp 6th to 11th grade (Ages 11-16)

Training schedule: Monday to Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM

Curriculum: Curriculum includes sailing and trimming at different points of sail, rigging and unrigging, and having fun in boats.

Experience: No experience required.

Boats: Optimist boats will be used for “Optimist Camp” program and FJ boats will be used for “Seahorse Camp” program. Boats will be provided by the Lakewood Yacht Club.

Course fee: 

Opti Camp
Regular Registration until May 22: $550 member / $750 non-member
Late Registration after May 22: $600 member / $800 non-member
Registration closes on May 29.
Multi-Child discount of $50 on second and third child from same family

Seahorse Camp
Regular Registration until May 29 : $600 member / $800 non-member
Late Registration after May 29 $650 member / $850
Registration closes on June 5
Multi-Child discount of $50 on second and third child from same family


Register for Opti Camp: LINK

Register for Seahorse Camp: LINK

Course materials:

  • Appropriate buoyancy aid

  • Sea shorts

  • UV protected lycra t-shirt

  • Neoprene suit (Optional)

  • Sea shoes (plastic sole – easy dry)

  • Swimsuit

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Spare dry apparel

  • Water bottle

  • Sunglasses (optional)

Safety: All sailors must wear buoyancy aid during all times they are in seaside. Our facility is a private sailing facility which is totally sheltered and closed for outer entrance. All operational action plans from risk analysis to emergency plans are made and we are ready for every kind of scenario with our knowledge.

What is the next step? Sailors who have completed Optimist Camp and Seahorse Camp programs, and with the coaches’ approval, are welcome to participate in the next available development program. Our coaches will make an assessment and guide you into the related program. Please reach out to our team and we will contact you when the next course dates are confirmed.