The City of Orange Beach Parks & Recreation Department conducts summer sailing camps. The program for junior sailors ages 8 1/2 - 14 is held at the city's Waterfront Park located on Canal Road in Orange Beach. The fee to participate in Sail Camp is $90.00 for Orange Beach residents (proof of residency required) and $135.00 for non-residents. Participation fee includes hands on sailing instruction, classroom instruction, knot tying, daily drink, and award certificate. (Note - The fee for 2009 has been lowered from the previous year. We will no longer provide a snack or a t-shirt as part of the registration fee. Gatorade and water will be provided. If parents want to send a snack for their child that is fine. Please make sure that snack boxes/bags are labeled.)
Morning sessions for Beginning Sailors are held from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, Monday - Friday. Afternoon sessions for Intermediate Sailors are held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. It is mandatory the campers be experienced, confident swimmers and be aware that this is an independent program where they will learn to handle their own boat. (Minimum age of 8 1/2 is based on maturity and usual average size of a child of that age.) Each camper must be comfortable being on the water, this is not a program for a child who is fearful of the water. This program is about learning. Those looking to just pass the time should not apply. All campers are required to bring their own life jacket, towel, water bottle and wear water shoes at all times. (Water shoes must be worn at all times and should be of a type that do not come off easily).
Registration for Orange Beach residents began on March 16 and opened to non-residents on April 16. For more information, please call the Parks & Recreation office at 251-981-6039. Please be mindful that there are only 8 participants per session. This program fills fast and typically is completely full prior to the first session.
To receive an application for 2010, fill out the request form below.
To be put on the mailing list for 2010, complete the form below. Applications are typically mailed in early March. Registration for Orange Beach residents and property owners typically opens March 1st. Registration for non-residents typically begins on April 1st.