Aquatics, Watersports, and Creative Expressions
The Aquatics Program at Seacamp includes classes in Sailing, Windsurfing, Lifeguarding, and Kayaking. The Sailing and Lifeguarding classes offer opportunities for certification with nationally recognized training organizations.
The Creative Expressions Program at Seacamp includes classes in Arts & Crafts, journalism, and photography.
Learning how to sail is an excellent way for campers to apply their understanding of winds, tides, and currents, and has been the first step for many campers into the world of oceanography.
Seacamp offers the opportunity to learn the art and sport of sailing for fun, and for the more serious sailors, the opportunity to become certified by US Sailing. Lecture and practice aboard our fleet of sailboats provide an overview of safety, rigging, wind awareness, points of sail, steering, sail trim, tacking, jibing, navigation rules, and seamanship.
Seacamp has developed a time proven program of instruction designed for the first time board sailor. As preparation for their first actual windsurfing experience, campers begin the course practicing on a dry land simulator.
The camper then begins to practice windsurfing skills on the water. In addition, course instructors address topics such as wind speed, wind direction, tide, current, safety, balance, stance, gear, and windsurfing theory as well as other basic aspects of the sport such as rigging, tacking, jibing, rules of the road, board control, and much more.
The warm waters around Seacamp afford ample opportunity for campers to practice their skills with our fleet of windsurfing boards.
Seacamp offers the American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification, which is a worthwhile credential for young adults 15 years and older, who are interested in a summer job or who desire the skills and training to be of assistance in an emergency.
This class includes American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training. Topics in the Lifeguarding class include: injury prevention and facility safety; patron surveillance; rescue skills; victim assessment; and care for head, neck, and spinal injuries. In First Aid, campers learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck, and back injuries and more. The CPR/AED class covers how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, youth and infants, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).
Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED are required courses for all Seacamp Master Diver (SCUBA III) participants.
Kayaks are a great resource for eager and enthusiastic campers to explore the Coupon Bight Aquatic Preserve and nearby islands and channels. Instruction is provided in kayaking safety, the proper way to get in and out of a kayak, and basic paddling strokes for moving forward, backward, and turning. The kayaks are utilized in Seacamp's Marine Science program.
Creative Expressions Courses
These courses offer campers opportunities to express themselves through artistic and literary activities. It provides time for hands-on projects like boat building, tie-dyeing, jewelry-making, and ceramics, as well as guidance in painting and drawing. Programs meet in the Arts and Crafts shelter, where campers may gaze upon the most beautiful and inspiring views available from camp property, while at the same time enjoying a gentle summer-long ocean breeze from the Coupon Bight Aquatic Preserve.
General Arts and Crafts
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Seascope returns for another exiting summer! Take Seascope and learn about the ins and outs of Seacamp journalism! Also, learn some basic photography skills as you take snapshots of campers enjoying their courses. Come a Join the ranks of the Seascope staff where we will publish a great newspaper for campers and staff to take home with them.
This course provides an introduction to many different jewelry processes including bead making, hemp/macramé, lanyards, friendship bracelets, hair wraps, and beaded necklaces
Dance & Luau Prep
This class is designed to give campers a chance to decorate for special events such as dances, parades carnivals, parties, and a luau at the end of the session. Campers will work on themes for the events and on props and decorations.
Model Boat Building
This is one of the more challenging of the arts and crafts classes. Campers will build and paint a model sailboat, test it, and enter it in the sailing regatta at the end of session luau.