GRYC Youth Program Information Sheet - Summer 2013
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See Summer Sailing Camp information sheet (pdf).
About the Program
The GRYC sailing camp provides busy, fun-filled, days outdoors, focused on sailing instruction, aquatic games and camp activities. Please read this information sheet carefully as there have been some significant changes to the program. Arrival and boat rigging begin at 9 am. Morning instruction takes place from 9 am to 12 noon. Lunch is supervised and includes games. Afternoon classes run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Child care is offered from 8:00 - 9:00 am and from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at an additional cost of $100 per two week session.
Sailing Instruction and Swimming Activities:
Canadian Yachting Association certifications are the standards used at the GRYC. Sailing levels include White Sail I, II & III; Bronze IV & V.
During a typical camp day, sailing sessions are interspersed with land games, crafts, aquatic games, free swim and water safety activities. Regardless of swimming competence all campers wear life jackets while on the docks and while in the boats. Water safety is a priority. All children are expected to adhere to the safety rules presented by camp staff.
Children, ages 9-16 (child must be 9 years old as of June 24, 2013). Campers must have achieved a swimming level equivalent to Level 6 in the Red Cross swimming program or Level 3 in the Royal life program.
Royal Lifesaving Swimming:
Red Cross Swimming Levels:
Hours of Supervision:
Participants under 14 years of age must be dropped off and picked up by a parent/adult (over 16) and signed in/out at the Clubhouse. Scheduled activity hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For those children that require it, extended care is available from 8:00 - 9:00 am and from 4:00 - 5:00 pm for an additional cost of $100 per two week session.
We employ fully qualified sailing instructors with NLS water safety certification.
This season, GRYC Youth Programs will be supervised by a Program Manager, bringing a greater level of experience to and support for Sailing Camp staff.
Swimming instruction will not be offered. Instead, sailing sessions will be interspersed with fun-filled outdoor island games, crafts, aquatic games, free swim and water safety activities.
WHITE SAIL I, II and III:
Each session in the White Sail program is 2-weeks long and runs from Monday to Friday.
Fees: $390/session for GRYC Members, $510/session for Non-members
White Sail session dates for 2013 will be:
- Session #1 June 24 - July 5 - Session full
- Session #2 July 8 - July 19 - Session full
- Session #3 July 22 - August 2 - Session full
- Session #4 August 5 - August 16 - Session full
BRONZE SAIL IV and V:
Fees: $780 for GRYC Members, $1020 for Non-members
Due to demand, Bronze can now be taken in either a single 1-month session or two 2-week sessions. However, when the Bronze level is taken in split sessions, a sailor will likely require more than the standard 4 weeks to complete the program requirements because of the additional time required for review between sessions.
For the past 3 years, the GRYC has sent a team of Bronze sailors to The Fruit Bowl at the Hudson Yacht Club. This is a highly recommended, but not required activity for participants in the Bronze program. It runs at the end of July and requires parent volunteers to coordinate trailers for boats, to camp with the GRYC team, and to coordinate and oversee various other details. There are additional costs associated with this event. Last year the entry fee was $150 per person which included 2 days of clinics, lunch on all four days, plus dinner on Saturday. (Information regarding costs for the Fruit Bowl will be updated as it becomes available).
In order to provide racing experience, the Bronze program includes two race series, selected to coincide with the GRYC Race Series and the GRYC Regatta. For schedule see Youth Program Sessions.
Bronze Sail session dates for 2013 will be:
- Session #1 June 24 - July 19
- Session #2 July 22 - August 16
Camp registration will be open to GRYC members and returning sailors on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 10 am and to non-members on Monday March 25, 2013 at 10 am. To register, leave your completed registration package in the drop off box located on the front porch at 39 ch Summerlea in Chelsea (the same road on which the GRYC is located).
After March 25, completed packages can also be mailed to :
Gatineau River Yacht Club
Attention: 2013 Youth Program
Please note that only registration packages containing ALL of the following information will be considered:
- completed/signed registration forms
- $100 non-refundable deposit cheque (per registrant) with current date
- post dated cheque for balance of fees, dated first day of camp
- completed medical forms
- completed tax forms
Participants will be notified via e-mail once their application has been processed. The confirmation will include a Program Information Sheet which details what to bring on the first day of camp.
Paid registrations will be transferable to other sessions subject to availability and will be refundable up to one month prior to the session, less the $100 deposit fee.
At the end of each session, participants and their parents will be asked to complete a camp evaluation form.
Program fees are eligible for the New Children's Fitness Tax Credit: This is a new federal credit worth up to $75 per year for a child under 16 years of age. See Canada Revenue Agency - Children's Fitness Tax Credit for more information.
Further questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Important to remember:
- ALL children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult, except children attending the Sailing Camp when they are supervised by camp staff. Member's children on the island without parental/guardian supervision MUST be 14 years or older.
- Participants under 14 years of age must be dropped off and picked up by a parent/adult (over 16) and signed in/out. During pick up/drop off, parents are encouraged to greet staff and check updates on the Daily Activity Board.
- The maximum number of campers on the island is between 22 and 24 per session.
- Registration forms are available online at How to Apply