The best week of the year

Dear SailCamp Families,

When we made the difficult decision to cancel SailCamp in 2020 none of us imagined that SailCamp 2021 would be at risk, but sadly, here we are....  Covid-19 is still infecting people at an alarming rate and we are looking to guidance from the professionals to determine if and how we could hold SailCamp in 2021. According to the CDC, SailCamp would fall into the highest risk category:

Highest Risk: Campers mix between groups and do not remain spaced apart. All campers are not from the local geographic area (e.g., community, town, city, or county).


The camp directors have carefully reviewed all aspects of camp (flag pole, meals, dock activities, sailing, crafts, bathrooms and tent areas). Our goal was to identify if and how each component of camp could be run safely given the resources we have available.  Unfortunately, our conclusion at this point is that we could not realistically maintain the masking, spacing and hygiene that is necessary to protect campers, volunteers and staff.

With much regret,
Your SailCamp Directors
Buster, David, Jen, Julie, and Mike

Junior Instructor applications for 2020 open on April 2.


Are you too old to attend sailcamp?  Consider the Junior Instructor (JI) or Junior Instructor in Training (JIT) program, for teens who have aged out of the el toro junior class.  Ideal JI/JITs are excellent sailors with a love of teaching, and a willingness to help make sailcamp the best experience for their students.  JIs spend their days on the water teaching sailing with our coaches and have special activities in the evenings and their own tent area.  JIs are supervised and coordinated by the camp directors as well as a dedicated adult volunteer (the "JIT Wrangler").


  • Your first year you will be a Junior Instructor in Training (JIT), this is a volunteer position.
  • After your JIT year you will be promoted to Junior Instructor (JI), which is a (modestly) paid position.  The salary increases each year you return and includes a bonus for completing the US Sailing Level 1 Instructor program.


There are two steps to your application:

  1. All applicants must fill out this form. 
  2. All applicants must upload their sailing resume to be considered.  Click the link.


Highest priority for applications received by May 1, 2020.  All decisions will be sent by email in May.  After acceptance you will need to send the liability waiver as instructed by email.


Contact Mike Holden (mholden@csum.edu) with any questions.