The Hamptons, with its beautiful and expansive bodies of water, lends itself well to sailing. Kids who want to be one with the water and wind have several opportunities and options during summer, thanks to these special sailing camps.
Sail Montauk Junior Sailing Camp
32 Star Island Road, Slip 412, Montauk
With small group sizes and a friendly staff, Sail Montauk is fun and informative for kids. “Everyone gets to sail,” says owner Alexandra “Ali” Ali, who notes that kids love the program and often come back year after year. “We have some kids that we’ve seen grow up, which is so fun.” At Sail Montauk, kids will learn the basics, from safety to navigation and equipment. And there’s time for swimming, as well. “We encourage cannonballs!” Ali says, noting campers get to cool off at the end of the day by jumping right in the water.
Sag Harbor Sailing Kids’ Summer Camp
51 Pine Neck Avenue, Sag Harbor
At Sag Harbor Sailing’s kids’ summer camp, participants learn the parts of a boat, the wind clock, rigging strategies, safety drills and basic aids to navigation. Kids will also have time to swim.
Breakwater Yacht Club Junior Sailing School
51 Bay Street, Sag Harbor
From reading winds and tides to knot tying, students learn the fundamentals of sailing at Breakwater Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing School. Sessions last one week each and kids ages 6 and up are eligible to participate.
Visit our Summer Camp Guide for a list of local camps, as well as more helpful articles about choosing the right camp and more.