Sail Camp 2020

Sail Camp 2020 Information


Weeklong Day Camp – Harbor Island Yacht Club at Old Hickory Lake:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Ages 7-17


Extended Care Available, 7:45 AM- 5:15 PM week/$50

  • June 1-5, 2020
  • June 8-12, 2020
  • June 15-19, 2020
  • June 22-26, 2020



Hosted by Nashville Sailing Foundation in partnership with Leadership Academy at Harbor Island Yacht Club.

In 2020, Harbor Island Yacht Club will host our 31st year of our the Youth Sailing Program. Our Sail Camp program is intended for children and teens ages seven through 17.  It is structured to build sailing skills for beginners through advanced sailors. Our goal is to introduce children and teens to sailing, but also to racing, and advanced knowledge of small boat handling in a safe, fun environment. The program is taught by knowledgeable, trained young adults, and caring counselors all of whom are required to complete a full week of staff training and instructors have US Sailing Instructor certification.

Now the program is a full-day – 9:00A to 4:00P. We are also offering Extended Care 7:45A to 5:30P to better meet schedules of working families.



Extended Care is available from 7:45am-5:30pm. This supervised program includes snacks, games and activities that are off the water. Extended Care is $50 per Camper, per week. Please select appropriate registration option if you wish to participate in Extended Care. 
Late Camper pick-ups (after 5:30pm) are charged $1 a minute.



  • Parents sign campers in and out each day; please do not drop your camper without making sure they are with a counselor. If you are going to be late or absent, CALL us so we will know when to expect you.

  • Parents, note your pick up time is during rush hour. Please plan accordingly. The counselors have a least an hour’s worth of work after everyone goes home. We will send home a contact list of instructors’ and volunteers’ cell numbers as well as Yacht Club phone numbers on Monday.
  • Sailors should arrive with swimsuits already on and BRING:
    • Every camper MUST have a comfortable, well-fitting Type III P.F.D. (life jacket). A “ski vest” type of life jacket is safer and more comfortable than an older type orange “horse-collar”. Our good friends at West marine have Type III vests. They are also available at Walmart and Target.
    • Sunscreen
    • Water shoes- either crocs, flip flops, or old tennis shoes
    • Towel and a change of clothes

Make sure all items are marked with the camper’s name.

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