GHYC Junior Sail is one of the few kid's camp that opened in 2020 to provide a safe outdoor activity for local youth. It required meticulous planning to safely operate during the pandemic, but we felt it was compelling to open our camp to provide an outlet for kids and sanity for parents! The Pierce County Health Department and PenMet Parks called our Covid-19 policies a model for others. We had to reduce class sizes so the cost to get each kid through camp skyrocketed--but it was all worth it to see the kids back on the water. Most importantly, we did not have a single case of Covid-19.
Welcome to GHYC Junior Sail
We are about fun, friends, adventure and learning life-long skills on the water
GHYC Junior Sail is a non-profit organization created to promote youth sailing through award winning summer camp for kids and teens. Our goal is to provide access to sailing to girls and boys, ages 6 to18 with no sailing experience up to racing level sailors. We build self-esteem, teamwork and a respect for the environment. We run programs in instruction, competitive racing, and community outreach.
Please sign up for any free opening or sign up for a waitlist.
All Youth and Teen Camps are FULL until mid Aug
We do end up with a few openings during the summer.
Introducing our NEW INTERMEDIATE SAIL CAMP
Sailing in Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor is the ideal place to learn sailingl
- Safe enclosed area
- Great wind characteristics
- Multiple places to watch the sailers
Thank you West Shore Marina for sponsoring our camp at your location
2017 Volunteer of the Year
Joan Storkman GHYC Jr Sail DirectorVolunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those outstanding volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to community sailing has made a significant difference in their community... The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has gone ‘above and beyond’ through their contributions without receiving any financial compensation.
Video below was produced in 2018 before COVID-19 restrictions. GHYC Junior Sail adhered to all Health department guidelines for COVID-19
What kids say
When I told my friends I was taking Sailing Camp, they signed up too. We all learned a lot and I appreciate the water and our Harbor even more. Brianna
The skills I’ve learned in sailing have impacted me at home, at school and at my work—especially in how I handle difficult situations. Sailing is not only a sport but a foundation to great values that transfer into all aspects of my life.”. ... Dalton