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Sailing Camps

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Our Program

Sailing Day Camps

CANSail 1 to 4 available for Kids aged 9 to 16

ONEC operates a sailing camp for youth between the ages of 9 and 17. The students receive quality instruction stressing safety, fun, and learning. They are introduced to many different elements of sailing, safety practices, and seamanship. They will develop new skills in boat handling and sailing for both fun and competition.

Register

Now

Register now and take advantage of our early bird rates up until March 31st.

If you book multiple weeks of camp you are also eligible for an additional 10% discount.

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Gallery

Check out our ONEC Sailing Camp Photo Gallery.

We're working on expanding our galleries to give kids & parents an idea of what we have on offer at our camps!

Have

Questions

If you have any questions about our camps, don't hesitate to send us an Email or check out our online FAQ.  Our friendly staff can also be reached during late spring and summer at

613-746-8540.

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Our
Counsellors

Our instructors are CANSail certified. This means that they have: 1) Appropriate CANSail Instructor Training certification & CANSail Student Level. 2) Current Boat Safety Certification & Pleasure Craft Operators Card. 3) Standard First Aid & CPR-C. 4) Completed the CANSail Fundamentals Course & LTSD Module. Our ONEC Camp Counsellors are often ONEC camp graduates themselves and are very familiar with the Ottawa River and its safety requirements.  They are also trained in their individual sports, ensuring we are providing high quality instruction in a friendly, accepting atmosphere. ONEC is looking to hire Instructors for its community Youth Camp programming. We are one of the oldest boating clubs in Canada dating back to 1883.  Our vision is to be the best and friendliest non-profit, volunteer, and community-based recreation and training summer sports club in Ottawa.  Our Instructors receive competitive salaries and a full ONEC membership!We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. We will work with you to accommodate your needs in line with the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Apply at onec.ca/summer-camp-jobs

Our
Facilities

ONEC’s central hub is the Club Pavilion, which is located on Tennis Crescent, south of the parkway. Rowing campers are dropped off at the "Tennis Circle" on Tennis Crescent, next to the parking lot. The Club Pavilion and Boathouse washrooms with showers inside. The Pavilion has a small canteen for lunchtime treats. Outside is a grassy yard with picnic tables. Wrapping around the pavilion are the tennis courts, and across the road is the beautiful boathouse where sailing kayaking and rowing camps take place.

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Registration
CANSail Level 1

Pre-requisite: Ability to sim 50m unassisted

Suggested 2 - 4 weeks full-day camp to complete. This level introduces the beginner to sailing. It covers safety, seamanship, rigging and basic boat handling under an instructor’s direction in wind speeds of 4–9 knots. Terminology is also introduced to the beginner at this level together with seamanship and boat handling skills under instructor direction in wind speeds of 4–9 knots. This is the equivalent to white sail 1&2.

CANSail Level 2

Pre-requisite: CANSail Level 1

Suggested 3 - 5 weeks full-day camp to complete. A comprehensive level that covers the minimum knowledge and skills a sailor requires to sail safely and competently without supervision in wind speeds of 4–9 knots. This is the equivalent to white sail 3.

CAN Sail Level 3

Pre-requisite: CANSail Level 2

Suggested 4 - 8 weeks full-day camp to complete. This level introduces the sailor to sail trim and basic boat tuning. It also covers safety, seamanship, terminology, sail theory, sail shape and advanced boat handling skills in wind speeds of 9–4 knots. This is the equivalent to a bronze sail 4.

CANSail Level 4

Pre-requisite: CANSail Level 3

Suggested 4 - 8 weeks full-day camp to complete. Spinnaker use, boat maintenance, trapeze, and sail theory are covered in this level together with advanced boat handling skills in wind speeds of 9–4 knots. This is the equivalent to bronze sail 5.

Our Sail Canada 
Training Programs

CANSail Level 1 to 4 available

From Sail Canada:  Sail Canada training programs are internationally recognized by World Sailing. In May 2019, our programs were assessed and found to meet the minimum requirements needed to be World Sailing recognized.

The CANSail Program is Sail Canada’s national training program for sailing in dinghies. The program is made up of core standards that promote progressive training of core dinghy sailing skills and knowledge. CANSail programming means lots of time on the water in a safe, fun, and active learning environment. Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. The programming is designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing for life!

CANSail Programs are delivered locally by clubs and schools across Canada, with the goal of fostering performance in sailing and lifelong participation in the sport.

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Registration

CANSAIL 1 & 2

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Early

Bird Rate

Save 10% with Early Bird Rates.

 

Early Bird pricing available until March 31st.

Multi-Week Discount

Save 10% if you are booking multiple weeks of camp. Use coupon Code MULTIPLE10 at checkout for each week.

Our Refund

Policy

Use the button below to read more about our refund policy for our summer day camps.

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Questions?

Have questions? 

 

Send us an E mail or give us a call at 613-746-8540.

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Your

Week(s)

Each week must be booked separately.  You can book up to 4 children per registration.

  • July 2 - July 5th (4-day week)

    Starts Jul 2

    352 Canadian dollars

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  • July 8th- July 12th

    Starts Jul 8

    440 Canadian dollars

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  • July 15th- July 19th

    Starts Jul 15

    440 Canadian dollars

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  • July 22nd- July 26th

    Starts Jul 22

    440 Canadian dollars

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  • July 29th - Aug 2nd

    Starts Jul 29

    440 Canadian dollars

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  • Aug 6th - Aug 9th (4-day week)

    Starts Aug 6

    352 Canadian dollars

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  • Aug 12th - Aug 16th

    Starts Aug 12

    440 Canadian dollars

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  • Aug 19th - Aug 23rd

    Starts Aug 19

    440 Canadian dollars

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Registration

CANSAIL 3 & 4

CanSail 3 & 4

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