Teen Sailing

Ages 14-16

Our Teen Sailing Program combines the best of both worlds: a fun, activity-packed week at Resident Camp, followed by a week exploring and island hopping the beautiful Adriatic Coast aboard luxurious 50ft Bavaria Yachts. Campers have the time of their lives and return home with lasting memories, new skills, confidence, and friends for life.

Set sail on your summer adventure on the Adriatic Coast

Our two-week sailing program starts with a week at Resident Camp, where campers sail a variety of smaller boats including Lasers, Omegas, and Hobie Cats.  When they’re not out sailing, campers take part in a range of other water sports including windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and waterpark.  They also have the opportunity to join in and enjoy other Resident Camp Activities.

Our second week brings open-water sailing, island-hopping, and life on luxury 50-foot sailboats.  Campers sail for four to six hours each day, learning how to rig the boat, tack, anchor, steer, read the wind, and tie knots.  Then it’s time to drop anchor off beautiful islands and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, sea games, stand-up paddling, or simply relaxing on deck. 

Teen sailors sail along the beautiful Croatian coast, stopping in secret island coves to swim in crystal clear blue water.  The itinerary includes visits to a variety of Dalmatian islands, coastal towns, and national parks including Zadar, Murter, Vodice, Kornati, Krka, Šibenik, Skradin, Kaprije, Zlarin, and Zaton.

What makes Teen Sailing special?

The friendships formed between campers from around the world, and the bonds made with their incredible counselors is what makes Teen Sailing such a special experience.  Whether it’s relaxing with crewmates after a day at sea, cooking a meal together, enjoying amazing sunsets, or sleeping on deck under the stars, memories and friendships are made that will last a lifetime!

No Experience Necessary

Campers do not need previous sailing experience – just the desire to have an amazing, fun-filled water adventure!

Friendship and Teamwork

Teamwork, friendship, and fun are at the heart of Camp California’s Teen Sailing Program.

2 Weeks Unplugged

By removing phones and devices, we create an environment where campers bond over shared experiences, face-to-face connections, and truly living in the moment.

Sail in an Incredible Location

Croatia is one of the world’s top destinations for sailing – plenty of sunshine, mild conditions, and the beautiful islands and coastal villages of Dalmatia allow campers to wake up to a new adventure every day in one beautiful location after another!

Set Sail for an Epic Adventure

Hop on board and join us for a journey of excitement, friendships, and adventures on the open sea!

Teen Sailing
Frequently Asked Questions

Teen Sailing campers are adventurous, love being on the water, and enjoy being part of a team.  They’re ready to take on new challenges, and look forward to creating incredible memories and friendships.

Campers do not need previous sailing experience, just the desire to have an amazing, fun-filled water adventure.

A detailed packing list will be included in the Parent Handbook. We strongly recommend packing in one large backpack-style pack and one day pack. We do not recommend hard-suitcase-style luggage for Teen Sailing.

All excursions, activities, and meals are included with tuition. We recommend Teen Sailing campers bring €50 for snacks and souvenirs along their journeys.

Our expectation is that all campers contribute positively to the group.  Any camper who is negatively impacting the experience for others through abusive language, harmful behavior, or unsafe actions could be dismissed from the program.  Camp California campers are strictly prohibited from using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, including vaping.  Anyone violating this policy will be sent home.  Campers, counselors, and parents appreciate these policies for being fair and consistent.