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The Bristol Maritime Academy Summer Camp

  • Summer Camp for 12-16 Year Olds
    August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come and Join the Bristol Maritime Academy’s Summer camp for 12-16 year olds from August 22nd-August 26th!

Do you love the outdoors and want to try something a bit different this summer? Join the Bristol Maritime Academy, in collaboration with SUP Bristol, for a week of learning and fun on the Bristol water.

This 5-day Summer Camp for 12-16 year olds will give you the opportunity to learn and gain qualifications in 3 exciting activities; Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Dinghy Sailing and Powerboating!

On the first day, you will get the chance to try sailing with a full day out on the water on a dinghy.  This is a basic introduction, in a RYA dinghy with an instructor who will show you the basic controls and give you a chance to helm the boat yourself. Upon completion you will gain a RYA dinghy sailing taster session certificate.

The next two days will be all about Stand Up Paddleboarding with SUP Bristol. Stand up Paddleboarding is entertaining, safe and everyone needs to try it once. Learn the basics of the strokes and be standing up and paddling by the end of the session and gain a competency certificate whilst having a lot of fun!

On the last two days, you’ll learn how to safely drive a powerboat and gain a RYA Powerboat Level Two certificate (under 16 endorsement). The first part of the course is all about manoeuvring around the Bristol Floating harbour, with man over board drills, mooring and rules of the waterway (it’s also great for sightseeing Bristol from a new perspective). On the second day, we will lock out of Cumberland basin, out onto the River Avon, under the Clifton Suspension bridge for a quick run down to the Bristol Channel to experience the coastal section of the course.

Try something new every day, having fun as you learn new skills, make new friends and build confidence!

We only have 6 spaces available for the camp this summer, so get in touch TODAY to secure your space with us.


Bristol Maritime Academy, Underfall Yard, Bristol, Bristol, City of, BS1 6XG, United Kingdom