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Registration for Camp Terrier 2023 is now open!

Camp Terrier  Sports & Recreation: Sailing Focus

Ages 9 – 13

Fees: Member – $605, Nonmember – $725

Does your camper want to learn to sail on their own? Campers in these groups will learn all aspects of sailing, including terminology, knot-tying, rigging and derigging, and capsize safety. Sailors of all abilities are welcome and no prior sailing experience is necessary.

All sailing focus campers will participate in daily recreational swim, and a variety of games and activities in the gym each morning, then spend the afternoon on the Charles River. Campers will have at least two opportunities to climb each week. Weather permitting, lunch will be eaten outside each day. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and sailing experience as necessary and appropriate. Indoor activities will be arranged in the event of inclement weather.

*Please note: in order to participate in the sailing program, the camper must be at a level 4 swimming status as recommended by the American Red Cross Standards, and as evaluated by our aquatics staff. This swim assessment will be conducted on their first day of camp.

Boating Swim Test:

  • Jump or Dive into the pool and swim 3 body lengths under water
  • Surface and continue swimming 100 yards (4 lengths of the pool) demonstrating rhythmic breathing (freestyle or breaststroke)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Float on stomach without kicking for 1 minute

*NEW in 2023!* Extended Day

The daily schedule for summer 2023 will be as follows:

8:30 – 9 am: Drop-Off
9 am – 4 pm: Standard Camp Day
4 pm: Dismissal
4 – 6 pm: Extended Day

Campers at Extended Day will have access to a diverse range of activities from 4 – 6 pm, including arts & crafts and gym games. Recreational swim and climbing may also be offered on some days depending on the availability of the space.

Additional Information

Camp Forms: Registration is not complete until all paperwork has been submitted here. Paperwork, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination, is due by 5/1/2023.

Initial Payment: Payment equal to $100 per week registered is due at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable. Please note: The registration system will default to the total amount due. In order to pay just the initial deposit, you will need to change the Amount To Be Paid Today* to the Minimum Amount Due Today during the checkout process.

Payment in Full: Due by 5/1/2023.

Refund Policy: Fees paid less the $100 deposit are refundable until 5/1/2023. No refunds will be issued after 5/2/2023.

Member vs. Non-Member Fees: In order to receive the member discount, the camper must be a FitRec member with an active DEPENDENT membership from time of registration until the conclusion of camp.

Typical Day
8:30 – 9 am Drop Off/Group Activities
9 – 10:15 am Rock Climbing
10:15 – 10:30 am Snack
10:30 am – 12 pm Swimming
12 – 1 pm Lunch
1 – 3:30 pm Sailing Lesson
3:30 – 4 pm Return to FitRec from sailing pavillion
4 pm Dismissal
4 – 6 pm Extended Day*

*Optional add-on

Sailing Focus Sessions Dates
Session 2 6/26 – 6/30
Session 3 7/3 – 7/7*
Session 4 7/10 – 7/14
Session 5 7/17 – 7/21
Session 6 7/24 – 7/28
Session 7 7/31- 8/4
Session 8 8/7- 8/11
*No camp on Tuesday, July 4

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and be licensed by the City of Boston Board of Health.

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