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Over 3 Washington Sailing Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions

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Winter Sailing Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Washington are Starting in February, 2024

Many of our Washington Sailing Camps offer Winter Sailing Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in February, 2024.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Sailing Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter dates, times and availability.

Winter 2024 Sailing Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Sailing Camps will be hosting Winter Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for February, 2024.

Best Washington Winter Sailing Day Camps Starting in February, 2024

Looking for a Great Washington Sailing Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Washington Day Sailing Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

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Many of our Best Washington Summer Sailing Camps also offer Year Round Sailing Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Sailing Programs, too.

Best Washington Winter Sailing Camp Jobs

Searching for Washington Sailing Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Sailing Camps are now listing their 2024 Winter Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter Employment Opportunities" pages.

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One Step Programs
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213 W. Institute Pl. Suite 511
Chicago, Illinois   60610


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. 3-day, up to two-week long programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We are an organization that provides programs to help campers with the special medical needs that they may have as a result of treatment for cancer.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are an organization that provides programs to help campers with the special medical needs that they may have as a result of treatment for cancer.

Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our main program is located on the the beachfront of Lake Geneva, approximately 1 hour from Milwaukee, and 1 1/2 hours Northwest of Chicago, Ill.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: While we only ask parents for 10% of the cost, for a camper to attend a program, we offer partial or full camperships for families who may not be able to afford the tuition for a program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have a Brain Tumor Family Camp that is specifically designed for families with a child with a Brain Tumor diagnosis, and/or a Brain Tumor Survivor.

In addition, we have out "general" Family Camp for families with a child that has a cancer diagnosis, and/or are a survivor.

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Camp Nor'wester
Johns Island, Washington

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(425) 670-1935
Johns Island, Washington 98250

PO Box 1055 Edmonds, WA 98020


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Nor'wester offers a unique, outdoor summer camp experience for boys and girls ages 9-16 in the San Juan Islands of Washington. Sessions run for four weeks to provide our campers opportunities to meet new friends, form a strong, cohesive unit together and learn about themselves through engaging in activities including waterfront, challenge course, music, nature, archery, drama and arts and crafts activities as well as overnight and outcamp trips. More information is available on our website Our Camp Website Link: or by calling the camp office.

Sailing, Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Dance, Theater, Soccer, and more. Archery, Ropes/Challenge Course, Nature, Kayaking, Canoeing, Overnight Camping, & Multi-day Outcamp Trips. Recreational Activities Include Soccer, Frisbee, Gaga Ball, Volleyball, Basketball, Capture The Flag & Other Field Games.

Camp Nor wester is a Top Sailing Summer Camp located in Johns Island Washington offering many fun and educational Sailing and other activities, including: Travel, Soccer, Dance and more. Camp Nor wester is a top Sailing Camp for ages: 9-16.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on Johns Island, a small island just north of San Juan Island, in the northern part of Puget Sound. Our 135-acre property offers open meadows, a pond and marsh, intimate coves and beaches and old-growth forests. Please visit our website for photos and descriptions of our site and program areas.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers and Staff live in canvas tipis, in units of 6-8 tipis, with three people per tipi. Third and fourth graders live in platform tents, with four people per tent. We have an open-air lodge for dining and all-camp events, and two shower houses, one for each side of camp. The bulk of our activities take place outdoors - on the Waterfront, in the Challenge Course, the Archery range, Craft Shop porch or out in the woods exploring our property.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our program is based on creating a community living and learning situation for camper units of the same age or grade. Campers learn to cooperate with and support other members of their peer group, while moving through our program areas as a unit. While we have several free-choice opportunities throughout the session, our campers learn and grow as individuals while working through activities and challenges as a unit.
All of our staff go through a two-week staff training together, preparing program areas, practicing safety procedures, working with equipment and attending important sessions covering topics from working with children to bullying and child-abuse prevention.

Each camper unit has two unit leaders who attend all activities with that unit and provide support for each camper while facilitating team building and group bonding. These unit leaders are in addition to our program teaching staff, allowing our staff:camper ratio to be at least 1:5. Units are schedule to participate in activities week by week, including drama, archery, nature, adobe oven, garden, high and low ropes course elements, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and an endless amount crafts activities.

In addition to our daily programs, all camper units go on overnight camping trips once per week, and beginning at age 13 participate in multi-day outcamp trips. These excursions include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and biking. There are many opportunities for campers of different ages to interact with each other, including all-camp activities in the evenings such as square dances, and special events days.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid applicants submit a camper application and scholarship forms by Dec 31st of each year for the next summer. Awards are announced by March 1st. Approximately 20-25 families receive financial aid each year. Most awards cover a portion of tuition, and our focus for awards is geared towards families with an income of $50,000 or less. For more information please visit: Our Camp Website Link:

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Explore Nor'wester (Family Camp) - Four-day program for families with at least one camper aged 6 and up. An introduction to our program for families to get a feel for what our full program is like. More info at: Our Camp Website Link:

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We hire 85-90 staff seasonally including Unit Counselor and Program area positions to support all of our activities. Each unit of campers will have two unit staff and at least four program staff living with them in their unit. The Nor'wester staff experience can be as unique and rewarding as the camper experience. Interested staff applicants may find more information on our website at Our Camp Website Link: .

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Sailing Camps in WA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Washington Sailing Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Washington Sailing Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Avid4 Adventure
Washington Location(s)

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2805 Wilderness Place
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301

We have multiple day camp locations throughout the Front Range of Colorado (12); Bay area of California (9), Minneapolis, Minnesota; Portland and Bend Oregon; and Seattle, Washington.

Our overnight camps are located in Orinda, California; Bailey, Evergreen and Boulder, Colorado.

2805 Wilderness Place #100
Boulder, CO 80302

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CAMPER AGES: Day Camps: Pre-K- 5th grade; Overnight Camps: 1st - 12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Day Camps: Monday - Friday, 9-3pm *Extended Care Available. Overnight camps: 4 day to 2 week sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure this summer! Avid4 Adventure summer camps teach pre-K – 12th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. With help from our time-tested curriculum and experienced instructors, we give campers solid outdoors skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Sailing, Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Horses/Equestrian, Team Sports, and more. Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Backpacking, Hiking & So Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: Avid4 Adventure offers multi-sport day camps along the front range in Colorado and the Bay Area in California, as well as overnight camps and Teen Leadership Programs in Bailey & Evergreen, Colorado.

CAMP FACILITIES: Overnight camp locations at Windy Peak & Mt. Evans are in gorgeous locations in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.

Our facilities have the look and feel of the quintessential sleep-away camp, complete with great and healthy food, comfortable lodging and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Camper loging are all single-sex and staff supervised. Our Head Chef has an advanced culinary degree and a passion for healthy eating, oversees a professional staff that cooks up delicious meals and accommodates food allergies and other dietary requests (such as vegan and gluten-free).

We also have teen travel Expedition programs for 5th-12th graders where campers sleep in tents every night and adventure every day with drop off locations in Boulder, Colorado and Orinda, California.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Avid4 Adventure offers multi-sport day camps along the front range in Colorado and the Bay Area in California, as well as overnight camps and Teen Leadership Programs in Bailey & Evergreen, Colorado. Camps are fun and inspiring with activities that include Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing & much more!

Overnight camps also include Whitewater Rafting, Fly Fishing, Whitewater Rafting, Archery, Tree Climbing, Horseback Riding and Backpacking Expeditions. Day Camps for grades Pre-K-5th grade, Overnight Camp for grades 1st-8th and Teen Leadership Training for grades 9-12th. Please visit Our Camp Website Link: for more information.

American Camp Association Accredited.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Staff-in-Training programs

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Avid4 Adventure is accepting application to our Financial Assistance program: Our Camp Website Link:

Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: to see specific details regarding dates and times.

We are seeking applicants that have a passion for kids and interests & experience in some or all of the following activities: hiking, biking, rock climbing, SUPing, canoeing, kayaking, overnight expeditions and outdoor education.

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Working with Avid4 Adventure, you will help inspire budding outdoor enthusiasts and become part of an incredible team of adventurers. Each summer, we hire Instructors, Camp Leadership, Facilities and Kitchen staff. 

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Girl Scouts of Western Washinton
Seattle Administrative Office
601 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(800) 767-6845
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4802 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Seattle Service Center
3120 Rainier Avenue South
Post Office Box 440408
Seattle, WA 98114


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