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.

All Youth and Teen Camps are FULL until mid Aug

Please sign up for any free opening or sign up for a waitlist. 
We do end up with a few openings during the summer

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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