There’s still time to register for a sailing camp running next week in the lakecity.
Children between the ages of six and 15 can register for the camp, being put on by the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and the BC Sailing Association. The camp goes at Scout Island from Aug. 13-17.
Participants will learn sailing terminology, knots and how to sail by means of games and activities both on and off the water. Seven-foot Optimist sailboats, as well as two-person kayaks, will be used in the program.
By the end of the course students will be able to safely sail and kayak on their own, as well as earn a Can Sail certificate. Professionally trained and Canadian Yachting Association certified coaches will help make sure every experience is a positive and safe one.
Additionally, the CMRC and the BC Sailing Association are looking for a volunteer who is interested in helping with the program. No qualification is necessary, but the volunteer must be at least 16 years of age. You must be great with young kids, patient, be able to function in a high-energy environment and be willing to get wet and have lots of fun.
Ideally, this person might be interested in one day becoming a sailing instructor. BC Sailing Association said it’s willing to offer a complimentary coaching course in the spring to the volunteer.
For more information, to volunteer or to register for the sailing camp contact the CMRC at 250-398-7665.