Day and Overnight Sessions
Starting in 2005, the Brendan Sailing 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, the Brendan Curriculum covers an introduction to the sport of sailing that includes the parts of the boat, maneuvers, navigation, and the Rules of the Road that follows the National On-Water Standards. Participants 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, bowling, and more.
Overnight session 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 Sessions. Day Campers experience the same curriculum as Overnight Campers, and we prefer those wanting to participate in the Overnight Session to be 15+ years of age. Please contact Joanne Dorval or Jasmine Muschette at 202-638-2788 for questions or more details.
2021 Day & Overnight Camp Session Dates to be announced.
Flying Juniors (FJ)
What to Bring:
Closed toed shoes
Linens and blankets
Three meals per day
Boating safety supplies
Lots of Fun!