National Yacht Club Sailing Camp and School
National Yacht Club Sailing Camp and School
1 Stadium Rd
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 3H4

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Amelia Leeksma

Phone number:
(416) 260-8686×


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National Yacht Club Sailing Camp and School

National Yacht Club Sailing Camp and School

1 Stadium Rd, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3H4

Day camp
Sailing/Marine Skills
$275 to $347/week
7 to 18
20 to 40

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Contact Name:
Amelia Leeksma

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About this camp


Have a blast and set sail this summer! National Yacht Club’s Sailing & Racing School provides a rewarding learn-to-sail program for ages 7 to 18. Our Sail Canada certified instructors introduce sailing fundamentals through games, interactive lessons and exciting activities on and off the water. Easily accessible by car and public transportation.

Camp Address
1 Stadium Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Session Calendar

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Activities available at this camp: (Currently showing 5 of 5 sessions)

Available Sessions:

Day Camp
Ages: 7 - 12
Sailing/Marine Skills $587
Arts & Crafts|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
Day Camp
Ages: 10 - 16
Sailing/Marine Skills $1,122
1 Stadium Rd
Jul 02-26 $1,122
1 Stadium Rd
Jul 29-Aug 23$1,122
Travel|Arts & Crafts|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
Day Camp
Ages: 7 - 12
Sailing/Marine Skills $347
Arts & Crafts|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
Day Camp
Ages: 14 - 18
Sailing/Marine Skills $1,173
1 Stadium Rd
Jul 02-26 $1,173
1 Stadium Rd
Jul 29-Aug 23$1,173
Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Travel
Day Camp
Ages: 11 - 15
Sailing/Marine Skills $842
Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Travel

Upcoming Events February 07, 2019

upcoming events
  • February 09, 2019: Visit this camp at the Toronto Camp Expo RSVP for free tickets
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Saturday, February 09 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    The annual Our Kids Camp Expo, at Roy Thomson Hall, is a chance for families to meet 70+ camps of all stripes, such as day, overnight, adventure, sports, arts, and education.

  • February 07, 2019National Yacht Club Membership & Learn to Sail Open House
    National Yacht Club, 1 Stadium Rd, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, February 07 from 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Take a look at our facilities, meet our staff and ask questions in person at our annual Membership & Learn to Sail Open House. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Amelia - Programs & Marketing Coordinator by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416-260-8686 ext 32.

Director's Message


Silvio Conte, NYC Vice Commodore - Education
Member Board of Directors

Dear Parents,

It is a great pleasure to be responsible for the National Yacht Club's education programs, for both adults and young learners. I have personally been a member of the club for over 20 years and have played a role on our Board of Directors for the past 3 years. National Yacht Club was first established in 1894 and has grown over the years to a premier club in the heart of downtown Toronto. NYC's Sailing & Racing School has run a very successful program for over 60 years and is open to members and non-members age 7 to 18. Many of the kids who sign up come back year after year to work their way through the CANSail levels, from beginner level sailing all the way to our competitive race team. So, whether your child wants to learn the basics or is ready to race, we have programs for everyone.

Safety is key in all our programs while also allowing young people to learn to sail and have a fun summer. Our camp leaders are all certified CANSail instructors who have been trained to introduce and develop sailing skills both through interactive on-land lessons as well as on-water sessions. Our instructors are all first aid trained and familiar with the latest boating safety techniques. Not only do campers learn the sailing basics - balance, sail trim and steering - they are also taught terminology, how to tie knots for rigging and boating safety procedures, like how to capsize and recover their own boat.

For our beginner level I CANSail and CANSail 1&2 sessions, students are introduced to fundamentals of dinghy sailing in our fleet Optimist dinghies. A small and stable 8-foot boat that can be sailed with a partner or solo. Our intermediate CANSail 3&4 participants as well as our advanced CANSail 5&6 sailors sail on C420 dinghies, 14-foot boats sailed by two people. Both types of boats are ideal for sail training and are commonly used in learn-to-sail programs.

Our CANSail 5&6 youth racing program is one of the best around! This advanced sailing program emphasizes sailing theory, teamwork, racing tactics and strategies.We always have top caliber coaches and are our sailors are often leading the fleet in local and regional regattas. We have even had several NYC sailors represent our club on the Ontario and Canadian Sailing Teams over the years, with sailors from our program qualifying for the Ontario Sailing Development Team for the last four years. If your child is just starting sailing, they certainly have good role models in our advanced level sailors.

Not only do our campers learn how to sail, they also have a blast doing it! Our instructors plan theme days, organize sailing trips to the Toronto Island beach, lead nautical arts and crafts activities and play games on and off the water. If you want your child to have a unique camp experience and learn something completely new while enjoying the outdoors in Toronto, this is the camp for you!

If you are thinking of enrolling your child in any of our sailing programs, I invite you to come down to the Club for a tour. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and show you our facilities. We look forward to being part of your child’s education and fun summer activities! 

Silvio Conte 
Vice Commodore Education

Accommodation & Property Details

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Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)


  • Lake/Pond/River

Cost & Financial Aid


Cost: $275 to $347 /week

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Stories & Testimonials


NYC - Good Vibe

NYC delivered a great experience for my son. Nothing but good reports about instructors. Overall, NYC - good vibe.

A Fabulous Way to Spend Summer in the City!

Our daughter has been in the program at NYC for 8 years and before that we knew of the program through our own sailing. If you want to introduce your child to the thrill and skill of sailing, National has a great program with friendly staff. A fabulous way to spend summer in the city!

Wonderful Experience

My son had a blast at sailing camp and he plans to return next summer! The instructors and staff were fantastic and the program was well organized and offers a unique opportunity to learn to sail. Overall - a wonderful experience - thank you!

In the News


December 19, 2018 - 2019 Registration Now Open!

Don't miss the boat! Our popular sailing camp registration is now open and spaces always fill up quickly. ...

January 25, 2018 - You're Invited! - National Yacht Club Open House

Meet our members and staff, tour our facilities and find out more about our programs at NYC's annual Open House on Thursday, February 1st. ...

December 21, 2017 - Don't Miss the Boat!

Registrations are already filling in fast for our 2018 summer programs. ...

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