Southern Yacht Club


Summer Camp

2020 Summer Camp

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Session I: June 1st - 12th
Session II: June 15th - 26th
Session III: July 6th - 17th
Session IV: July 20th - 31st


The SYC Sailing Camp is held on the grounds of Southern Yacht Club, located on Lake Pontchartrain in the West End of New Orleans.  Campers will participate in a broad range of boating activities across several fleets of sailboats made available to them.  Campers will apply the skills that they acquire at camp to venture into the New Orleans Municipal Harbor and beyond into Lake Pontchartrain under the guidance of our certified sailing instructors, who utilize an extensive fleet of state of the art safety boats at all times while campers are on the water.  In addition to sailing, campers will under the guidance of our certified sailing instructors and life guards; have access to our state of the art facilities which include our swimming pool, playground, classrooms, grill/snack bar, and an expansive grass field overlooking the lake.  Campers who participate in our lunch program will be served a hot meal daily, along with drinks and other snacks prepared by our on-site restaurant.

Our Staff:

All of our Sailing Camp instructors are US Sailing Level 1 certified or higher, as well as CPR/First Aid and Safesport Certified.


Early Bird Discount - before April 1st          
Members - $500 per session  |  Sponsored Guests - $620 per session

Standard Registration after April 1st
Members - $530 per session  |  Sponsored Guests - $670 per session

Lunch Program - $91 per session
  *The Lunch Program must be either opted into or out of fully for each session. 
              Campers cannot opt in/out of the Lunch Program each day.
         *Limited options for food and snacks are available at the SYC Grill;
              campers should not rely on the grill for daily meals.
         *Campers not participating in the lunch program should pack a lunch to bring with them each day,
               in addition to any planned food or snacks purchased from the SYC Grill.
         *Campers will only have access to the SYC Grill while accompanied by an instructor during the lunch period
              and after putting away their boats in the afternoon. 
         *The SYC Grill is not open on Monday.

Aftercare:  $17/day per sailor OR prepaid $140/Session
*Aftercare ends promptly at 5:30pm; please make sure your camper is picked up by this time.
*Campers not picked up each day by 3:20pm will automatically be placed in aftercare at the daily rate
                    of $17/day.


9:00 - 3:00   |  Monday - Friday
*Sailors should not be dropped off earlier than 8:45AM without prior authorization from the Waterfront Director.

Daily Schedule (approximate):

9:00am - 9:20am - Drop Off/Check In under club.
9:20am - 9:30am - Instructors gather classes together to begin day.
9:30am - 10:15am - Classroom instruction and boat rigging for sailing.
10:15am - 11:30am - Launch boats and go sailing.
11:30am - 11:45am - Return to dock and tie up boats for Lunch Period.
11:45am - 12:00pm - Free period
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Lunch Period
12:30pm - 1:00pm - Free Period/Swimming in Pool
1:00pm - 1:10pm - Instructors gather classes for afternoon.
1:10pm - 2:20pm - Return to boats and go sailing.
2:20pm - 2:40pm - Dock and put away boats.
2:40pm - 3:00pm - Free Period/Pick-up
3:20pm - 5:30pm - Aftercare

Programs Offered:

 Harbor Mice Optimist - Beginner Learn-to-Sail | 7-11 yrs old
 Sunfish - Learn to Sail | 11-14 yrs old | 1-3 students per boat
 Flying Scot - Learn to Sail | 9-12 yrs old | 4-6 kids in a boat with an instructor | All abilities  
 Green Fleet Optimist - Learn-to-Race | Must provide own opti or charter  | 10-13 yrs old
 Beginner/Intermediate 420 - all abilities  |  Best program for teens  |  11-17 yrs old
 Lasers - Must provide own laser  |  Limited Charter Available from SYC

2020 Minnow Camp Days

Minnow Camp On line Registration Available February 1st.

Ages: 5-6 Years Old


10:00am to 3:00pm
Charge Per Day: $50 SYC Members | $75 Sponsored Guests


Day 1: June 10th
Day 2: June 17th
Day 3: June 24th
Day 4: July 8th
Day 5: July 15th
Day 6: July 22nd
Day 7: July 29th

This camp is designed for children that are too young for traditional Summer Camp to come enjoy a day at SYC. They will take part in activities that the camp will have for the day, which may include but not limited to: kayaking, sailing on a large sailboat, swimming and rides on a power boat. All activities will be supervised with two kids paired to a counselor. Each minnow camper will receive a T-shirt and lunch for the day. We are limiting the number of campers per Minnow Camp Day to 10, as the camp fills up we will remove the option for that day. You will be notified via email if you are going to be on a waiting list.

Click here for Minnow Camp Flyer

Camp & Registration Questions: 

   Jim Brusgard - Waterfront Director

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