Youth Boating Camps

Youth Boating Camps

Overview
people playing on an inflatable structure on the water

The Aquatic Center has been involved with youth programs for over 40 years and is recognized as the benchmark for boating safety.  Our focus is creating high-quality camp experiences in a safe, fun and enriching experience.

 The Youth Camps are for children between the ages of 7 to 17 and we provide the following camps; Basic (Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddling),  , Sailing, Paddle, Adventure, , Rowing and more.  Please see below for a full information on each camps, age requirement, cost and dates.  For every week of summer camp, we offer a Parents night on the water on the Thursday of each week of camp. 
Due Covid 19 and limited resources, we are sorry to announce for Summer 2022 the Personal Water Craft (“Jet Ski”) Camp and Water Ski & Wake board camp have been cancelled. 

2022 Summer Camp Registration Information

2022 Summer Camp registration is open and most camps have already filled.  You can see if the camp you want to attend is available online and waitlist for the camp online also.

We are experiencing high call volume and are assisting customers as quickly as we can.  Please check our online registration system for the most up to date information. 

Register Online Here

Spring Break camp registration will open on Tuesday, February 2, 2022.

The Aquatic Center will be offering the following camps with new updated pricing for 2022:

Spring Break Camp $290.00
Basic Camp $400.00
Sailing Camp $400.00
Paddle Camp $450.00
Rowing Camp $400.00
Hello Summer Camp (3 days) $240.00
Patriotic Camp (3 days) $225.00
Patriotic Sailing Camp (2 days) $175.00
So Long Summer Basic Camp (4 days) $320.00

2022 Camp Dates

Spring Break Mon-Th 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM April 11 April 14
Hello Summer Tu-Th 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM May 31 June 2
Week #1 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM June 6

June 10

Week #2 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM June 13 June 17
Week #3 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Jun 20 Jun 24
Patriotic  Wed-Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Jul 6 Jul 8
Patriotic Sail Thur/Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Jul 7 Jul 8
 Week #4 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM June 27 Jul 1
Week #5 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM July 11 July 15
Week #6 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM July 18 July 22
Week #7 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM July 25 July 29
Week #8 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Aug 1 Aug 5
Week #9 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Aug 8 Aug 12
So Long Summer Mon-Th 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Aug 15 Aug 18

2021 Summer Camp Photos

What to Expect:

Monday morning check in:
Check in will be located in our circle drive at 1901 Hazel Avenue, Gold River, CA,  just east of our parking lots between 7:30 am and 8:30 am.  Please be patient when waiting for your child to be checked in.  We need to check in every child individually to make sure that they are properly placed in a group.  We try to be as fast and efficient as possible however, you should still allow extra time on Monday morning.  Be prepared to sign your child in for camp every morning.  Campers will have their photo taken Monday morning for their camper magnet that will be given out on Friday.  

To help the morning run more smoothly, parents can do the following:  Make sure that camper packets are completely filled out, we cannot accept packets that are not complete.  Signatures must be original and cannot be copies. 

Daily:
After the first day, you will still need to check in your child in the mornings.  Children can be dropped off between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.  Camp begins promptly at 8:30 am.  If the child is not here we will call you.  If you know that you will be late or missing a day please let us know at 916-278-2842.

Check out:
Camp instruction ends at 3:30 pm and check out is between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm at the circle drive. Children must be picked up by 4:00 pm.  Your child must be signed out every afternoon.  The campers are not allowed to leave on their own or wait at the front of the Aquatic Center. 

Ice Cream:

Ice cream is sold daily from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm.  We offer a variety of options and price range can be from $1.00 to $3.75

Carpool

If your camper will be arriving or departing with anyone other than the parents listed on the camper packet you will need to fill out a permission slip form.  If you will be carpooling with other families please make sure each family fills out the form and lists all campers.  We always recommend bringing your child on the first day. 

What to Bring

  • Lunch (recommend a small cooler, there is no refrigeration for camper lunches)
  • Sun block
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Lip balm
  • Beach towel
  • Bathing suit, t-shirt and shorts.
  • Hat or visor
  • Aquatic shoes with a heel strap such as teva sandals (bare fee are not permitted!)  
  • Sunglasses with floaties or neck strap
  • Warm clothes for cool mornings.

It is helpful if the campers label their belongings and bring in a bag.  The Aquatic Center is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.  We do not recommend bringing valuables to camp. 

Important Notices

If you are registering for summer camp online, please download and print the camper packet. Your camper will need this for Monday morning check-in, and without it your camper will not be eligible to participate in activities. Bring the completed packet to the Sac State Aquatic Center with you on the first day of camp and as it will not be accepted early.

We are unable to give out registration information regarding minors.  If you are looking to register your child with a friend, please check with their parent or guardian to confirm what camp the other child is signed up for. 

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Sailing Camp

four sailboats on the water

Prerequisite: 1 week of Basic Camp recommended

Using Lasers, Quests, and Keelboats, blast your way through an Sailing Summer Camp. This program will cover areas in rigging, sail trim, boat handling, and racing. These skills will be archived on the water with a week of sailing drills, games, and races.

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Paddle Camp

people paddling in kayaks on the water

Paddle Camps is a combination of Paddling and  Rowing.  The week will be spent learning and perfecting their skills in the following activities: to Flat water kayak,  Stand up Paddling, Canoe, Outrigger Canoe and Olympic Rowing.

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Beginning Rowing Camps

group of rowers smiling

This camp is designed for the beginning/novice rower. It teaches safety, boat control, proper care of equipment and correct rowing technique. Students will learn to row in single shells. This camp is great for campers with a possible interest in high school rowing.

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Hello Summer Camp

kids jumping and smiling

This camp is a four day condensed version of our Basic Camp.  Instruction and activities include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking.

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Patriotic Boating Camp

kids in a sailboat smiling at the camera

Our Patriotic Boating Camp will feature a three day basic camp and a two day Sailing camp.  Camp instruction starts at 9:00 am and camp ends at 3:00 pm. 

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Family Night Thursday

father and daughter kayaking

We invite family, guests and campers to participate in Thursday Afternoon Free boating for the week that your camper is enrolled here at the Aquatic Center!  Come let your campers show you what they have learned at the Aquatic Center.

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So Long Summer Camp

kids windsurfing

This camp is a four day condensed version of our Basic Camp.  Instruction and activities include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking.