St. Mary's Day and Overnight Sessions

Starting in 2005, the Brendan Sail Training Program expanded its reach in helping children with learning differences. Thanks to the support of St. Mary's College of Maryland, in St. Mary's City, MD, and our partnership with Spirit of America we were able to add another dimension to our sailing program and its overall goal of building confidence and social skills through sailing. 

Our St. Mary's program introduces safe instruction for not only sailing, but incorporates the concepts of paddle sports and powerboating as well. Led by US Sailing and US Powerboating certified instructors, Brendan campers are given first hand experience in all domains of recreational boating, including power and human propelled craft. When not on the water, campers have the option of a variety of recreational and team building opportunities to promote self-confidence and esteem. These activities include swimming, rock climbing, bowling etc. 

Overnight Camp participants get the opportunity to stay on-site in St. Mary's College student housing, take meals in the dining hall, and build confidence through the independence they experience while staying on campus. No sailing or boating experience is necessary for either of the St. Mary's Day or Overnight Camps. Day Campers experience the same curriculum as Overnight Campers, and we prefer those wanting to participate in the Overnight Camp to be 15+ years of age. Please contact Joanne Dorval or Jasmine Muschette at 202-638-2788 for questions or more details.

2017 Date:

  • July 18th-27th, 2018


  • Barnett, Topaz, and Bic Sailing Dinghies

What to Bring:

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  • James P. Muldoon River Center - St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • 47498 Trinity Church Rd, St Mary's City, MD 20686