Sports & Recreation: Sailing Focus

Registration for Camp Terrier 2024 is now open!

Ages 9 – 12

Fees: Member – $625, Nonmember – $750

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. Pending open space at the climbing wall, Sailing Camp participants may also be able to climb during the 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 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

The daily schedule for summer 2024 will be as follows:

8:30 – 9 am: Drop-Off
9 am – 3:45 pm: Standard Camp Day
3:45-4 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 depending on the availability of the space.

Sailing Sessions Dates
Session 2 6/24 – 6/28
Session 3 7/8 – 7/12
Session 4 7/15 – 7/19
Session 5 7/22 – 7/26
Session 6 7/29 – 8/2
Session 7 8/5 – 8/9

Additional Information

Camp Forms: Registration is not complete until all  paperwork  has been submitted here, no later than Wednesday, May 1st 2024.

Member vs. Non-Member Fees: 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.

As you enroll, 50% of the camp tuition is due at registration with $100 being a non-refundable per week non-refundable deposit. Any remaining outstanding balance is due by Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, along with all necessary paperwork for your camper(s).

Payment in Full: Due by 5/1/2024.

Refund Policy: Fees paid less the $100 deposit are refundable until 5/1/2024. No refunds will be issued after 5/2/2024.

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.