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Summer Camps at Point Defiance Marina

Sails and Trails 2019 Camps

Sails and Trails Camp

Monday-Friday; 8 am-5 pm / $265 per session

Session 1: Jul. 8-12
Session 2: Jul. 15-19
Session 3: Jul. 22-26
Session 4: Jul. 29-Aug. 2

Morning beach activities include familiarization with fishing regulations, fish identification, and techniques off the pier. Staff-led hikes will take campers into Point Defiance Park where they will explore the trails that meander through its old growth forest. 

Afternoons at the Tacoma Youth Marine Center are spent sailing and kayaking.

In addition, campers will take a field trip to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and the Foss Waterway Seaport Center. They will also tour the Curtis and Odyssey ships docked at the Tacoma Youth Marine Center which are used for the Sea Scout Program.

The instructors are graduates of the Sea Scout Program and current volunteers. They teach the campers how to rig their sail boats and kayaks, parts of the vessels, safety rules, water safety, navigation, knot tying, and tacking, gybing and kayaking techniques.