5 Days Spring Holiday Watersports
Multi activity school holiday camp.
Heaps of fun on the water at Balmoral Beach
From 7 years old to 15 years old,
Sept 26rd-30th & Oct 3rd-7th 2022
5,3 or 1 days action packed Watersports Camp
"Have Fun - Be Safe - Learn New Skills - Make New Friends"
Our "Multi-activity" water-sports camp takes place during the NSW school holidays. The camp is called "Multi-Activity" because offer different activities throughout the day. The different activities include Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and games on/off water, with a major emphasis on having fun, gaining & improving water-sports skills!
We don’t follow a set syllabus on the camp. Everyday is a different day with changing weather conditions, new games and new challenges. We welcome kids with water-sports skills & abilities as well as total beginners. Our aim is to introduce kids to water sports, gain more confidence on the water, learn sailing in a fun way. We also really encourage making new friends. Kids can start from 7yrs up to 15 yrs, they must already be able to swim confidently.
For more info and questions, please visit our FAQs page.
The program is aimed at providing fun, making friends, learning new skills & being confident on&off the water. We have 4 different age groups, (5 to 6yo) // (7 to 9yo) // (10 to 12yo) // (13 to 15yo) Your child will be automatically allocated to his/her age group accordingly. We will also make sure they are put together with friends on the 1st day if required.
Be prepared for a fabulous week of fun and learning. It's exactly where your kids want to be, rain or shine! Lunch and snacks: Children are to bring their own packed lunch to this camp. *Option to go buy lunch with appropriate authorisation from parents.
IMPORTANT NOTES: - All participants MUST be able to swim 25 meters unaided to register to this camp. -The program will continue in wet weather conditions. Please ensure you or your child are aware of the weather forecast for the day and have packed accordingly.
Tackers in Term Age 7-12yo
Saturday & Sunday
10am - 12 noon for 4 weeks during term
Saturday Oct 15th to Nov 5th & Nov 12th to Dec 3rd 2022
Sunday Oct 16th to Nov 6th & Nov 13th to Dec 4th 2022
Bookings opening soon
Tackers runs over 4 weeks during the school term, on both Saturday & Sundays. You can join the day that suits you best!
Tackers is a 3 step sailing program pathway that builds water and sailing confidence, with the aim to train kids to be competent sailors, where once completed, they have the opportunity to enter our Junior Sailing Program at Balmoral Sailing Club.
Our aim in Tackers is providing a safe learning environment & building water confidence!
All Tackers are starting sailing in small boats called Optimists. They are easy to handle & great introductory boats for kids of all ages. Our instructors are all RYA Dinghy Sailing qualified and have been endorsed and trained in delivering the Tackers course to kids by Australia Sailing. They deliver set content over the 4 or 8 sessions & aim to have the kids at the end of the term with a sound understanding of sailing & begining racing. With the hope to enroll them into the next term to continue onto the next progressive level of Tackers to improve their skills & further develop their level of sailing.
Term 1 2022 dates are: 12/13th Feb - April 2/3rd
This is an 2x 4 weeks program and we can't wait to get started.
If you have your active kids voucher, please email it to us first for a discount voucher.
Tackers Level 1: Intro to sailing. 1st or 2nd attendance
Tackers Level 2: 7-12 years, completed Tackers 1 twice
Racing For Kids
BSC Junior Sailing Program is ideally suited to kids who have completed our Tackers program or can sail around a course in moderate conditions.
Designed for Juniors Sailors aged 8+ who have a passion for sailing and would like to further develop their skills into Club racing.
The program runs on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm and will run during Terms 4 and 1 of the summer season.
The program includes instruction by qualified coaches from Balmoral Water Sports (BWS). Instruction will consist of both on-water and off-water lessons, together with participation in club and inter-club racing. All on-water activities are supported by a rescue boat, with trained operators.
The requirements for the program are as follows:
Prior sailing experience to at least Tackers level3, with sail and water confidence
The program is lead by a trained coach and supported by volunteers. To help support the program BSC encourages the families of junior sailors to get involved in the club and to support their child’s passion for sailing. BSC encourages at least one parent to help with the program every week.
Opportunities to assist include both on-water and off-water activities. Additionally, there are numerous social activities at the club including BBQ’s, pizza nights and prize nights.
The Junior Program is an Open Fleet. Current boats in the fleet are MJ’s and OpenBics, Windsurfers, Other boats are welcome. The club has several loaner boats for those wishing to try out these boats. Racking facilities for boat owners are available through the club.
Our school watersports programme is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn new skills, increase their knowledge of the weather and the ocean, work as a team and it’s an exciting change from the usual school sports. We take children of all ages and have specific equipment for kids. The programmes include all equipment, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, and tuition by our experienced Australian Sailing & Royal Yachting Association instructors. There are also hot showers and changing rooms available. We also offer Tackers sailing program, which is an introductory program designed to give kids an experience of sailing. At the end of the program they receive a Certificate of Achievement. The Tackers Intro for Schools is an ideal excursion for schools where kids can combine learning about water safety alongside game-based sailing activities.
Be aware that you can’t participate in any watersport activity if you can’t swim.