to Sail at Lake Thunderbird!
Counselor Class: Course designed to prepare camp counselors and staff
from community sailing and scouting programs to supervise small boat recreational
sailing activities typically conducted on sheltered and protected waters.
Summer Camp: The Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse offers kids camps this summer
for youth aged 9 - 13. Our one-week programs teach sailing, kayaking, canoeing,
and rowing with emphasis on sailing. Each student learns the safe and responsible
way to rig, launch and sail small sailboats while increasing their self-confidence,
coordination and teamwork skills. Our all-volunteer instructors are certified
by U.S. Sailing. Classes run from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday thru Friday
and 9:00-12:00 Saturday. Kids bring own PFD and own lunch/drinks. The 2012
season will be the 11th yer of The BoatHouse's nationally recognized program
graduating over 200 youth from Norman and surrounding communities. Prerequisite
is the ability to swim 50 yards. Graduates receive awards and certificates
at a ceremony for parents and friends on Saturday, the last day of camp.
Scouts may receive the sailing merit badges.
Sailing: "Sailing Better" Improve your sailing skills, with an introduction
to racing. Prerequisite: Sailing Smart Camp or equivalent experience.
Small Boat Class: Ages 14 and up. Each class day is composed of didactic
presentations and on the water training. Dinghies are small boats like Sunfish,
Laser, etc. but 2-person centerboards are available for students wanting
that type of training.
Class: 16 and up, no sailing knowledge required. Taught on smaller keel
boats, leads to US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.
Instructors Class: This course teaches how to teach and requires demonstration
of sailing ability. Leads to US Sailing certification for teaching small