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"Safety, Fun, and Learning"

Sailing Camps are available for boys and girls from 8 to 18 and is an ideal introduction to the basics of sailing as well as to our year-round programs. More importantly we utilize sailing as an educational platform, that challenges young sailors to explore and dive deeper into the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math. We do this by using “Kids Environmental Lesson Plans” (KELP). KELP are marine science activities that encourage curiosity in kids and help them explore their surroundings whilst enhancing the importance of ocean conservation and caring for the environment in general. 


Sailing Camp is is an ideal introduction to our year-round program. We hope that the sailors who learn to sail during the Sailing Camp will continue as members of the Sea Masters Academy Panama (SMAP) racing team.


All camps run weekdays from 9:00am until 4:00pm and include lunch, morning and afternoon instructional meetings, followed by sailing practice, lots of play time in the pool and other fun activities.



Participants must: 

  • Be a child between 8 and 18 years old of age

  • Complete a swim check administered the first day. The child must be able to comfortably swim 25 yards

  • Wear a USCG-approved personal flotation device (PFD), which we will provide, at all times while on the water.


Typical schedule per session:

  • Monday to Friday

  • 9:00am to 4:00pm

  • One or two-weeks sessions


  • Sailing

  • Land games

  • Swimming pool games

  • Trail exploration

  • Environmental Lessons


  • Transportation back and forth from Panama City to Shelter Bay Marina

  • Lunch & snacks

  • Equipment: sailboat and PFD -personal flotation device

  • T-shirt & SMAP sticker

  • Rooster Sailing neck gaiter (buff)

  • Photos & videos


  • Sunblock

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses if available

  • Swimwear

  • Towel

  • Change of clothes

  • Land shoes and water shoes


Every SMAP Instructor is US Sailing Level 1 certified, CPR/First Aid/AED certified, has passed the Boater Safety Exam, and has passed a background check. Many instructors have years of personal sailing and teaching experience, as well as an intimate knowledge of SMA’s programs and teaching philosophy; “Safety, Fun, and Learning.” Sailors who feel safe, can have fun.  And sailors who are having fun will continue to learn!  


On the first day of all youth camps, instructors will conduct swim checks. The swim check consists of swimming a minimum of 20 feet without a life jacket, briefly treading water, and then putting on a lifejacket in the water. Lifejackets are worn throughout the duration of camp while participants are on the water.  All campers must complete the swim check in order to participate in camp.


One-week Session: 

Two-weeks Session: 

Parent Orientation Meeting: T.B.A. Contact us via WhatsApp for invitation link

For additional questions: Guillermo Gasperi at

We encourage you to read the "Parent's Guide To Camp" for full details about our Sailing Camps!



Session #1 July 17 - 21, 24 -28

Session #2 December 18 - 22 Santas' Gone Sailing Camp

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