Basic Camp

Run by Sacramento State Aquatic Center Ages 7-17 yrs

Sailing - Skimming effortlessly across the water in an afternoon breeze is an enjoyable sensation that is becoming more and more popular every year. Each student will learn the principles of sailing, water safety, sailing knots, and how to operate their sailboat.

Windsurfing - This thrilling sport is rapidly becoming one of the most popular aquatic sports today. Students will be applying their acquired skills along with windsurfing fundamentals toward practical experience on the water. Water play and games are a big part of the windsurfing day.

Canoeing - This day of camp will give students the skills needed to navigate a canoe across the lake safely and effectively. We will teach: paddling strokes, balance, safety, and rescue. The serenity of Lake Natoma provides an excellent setting for this enjoyable sport.

Kayaking - This day exposes campers to the fundamentals of flat-water kayaking with adventures to Blackberry Island or The Camp "Prison." Maneuvering these feisty little boats is a real challenge and a lot of fun. This sport is very popular with our campers.

Boating Safety - Most serious boating accidents involve motorboats. Proper care, handling, and equipment are essential for safe and enjoyable boating. Classroom time is very valuable on Friday. The California Division of Boating and Waterways Safety Exam is given to every Basic camper. Boating safety skits are performed every Friday morning prior to classroom education. Awards are also presented to outstanding campers.

For fun and a challenge there will be a variety of activities on Fridays: Team Raft Building, Sailing Races, Kayak Relays, Canoe Tug-a-War, and Kayak Water Polo. (Activities will vary each week).

Basic camp is broken down into age categories, that are listed below.

7 Guppies
8 Starfish
9 Turtles
10 Dolphins
11 Seals
12 Stingrays
13+ Sharks

Map to Sacramento State Aquatic Center
Sacramento State Aquatic Center
1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, California, Sacramento, California, 95670
Time Price
Mon-Fri, 8am - 4pm
$345.00 per week

Open to EVERYONE! The Sacrament State Aquatic Center is part of Associated Students Inc, is off campus and is supported by the University Union,Sac State, Department of Boating and Water Ways and State Parks.

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