Youth Summer Sail Camp

Sail Camp as part of City of Orange Beach Wind & Water Learning Center

The first week-long camp begins in early June and the last one finishes in early August. The only exception is 4th of July week.

Following are details on each course offered during the Summer of 2020. Registration will open on Monday, March 2. 

In January 2020, the City of Orange Beach started utilizing the ActiveNet website to handle some online registrations and activities sign-ups. Sail Camp registrations will take place on ActiveNet at https://apm.activecommunities.com/orangebeach. To get started, an account must be created. Once an account is created and children/family members are added, the information will be saved for future activity registrations. The Sail Camp registration will open at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 2. To go directly to a specific Sail Camp week click on one of the appropriate links below. 

For futher details on creating an ActiveNet account and registering for activities, scroll to bottom of this page. 

For any questions about Sail Camp, contact Mallorie Evans at 251-981-1063 or mevans@orangebeachal.gov


Level 1 Beginner Sail Camp 7-14 yrs:

For youth aged 7-14 yrs. Students will be partnered in boats (depending on size), and will learn basic sailing fundamentals in our Optimist sailboats. Students learn water safety, knot tying, steering, proper sail trim, tacking & jibing, and capsize recovery. We ensure a 5:1 ratio between our students and instructors. All Beginner Sail Camps take place from 9 a.m.-Noon.

Level 1 Beginner Sail Camp 6-7 yrs:

For youth aged 6-7 yrs. The student must be able to swim without fear of the water. This class will be for our youngest group of sailors and will be more tailored to the classes’ individual needs. Students will be partnered in boats (depending on size), and will learn basic sailing fundamentals in our Optimist sailboats. We will teach water safety, knot tying, steering, proper sail trim, tacking & jibing, and capsize recovery. We recommend the beginner course to be taken multiple times until the student has mastered each skill. We ensure a 5:1 ratio between our students and instructors. All Beginner Sail Camps take place from 9 a.m.-Noon.

Level 2 Intermediate Sail Camp 9 -14 yrs:

For youth aged 9-14 yrs. Must have taken Level 1 Beginner. Students will continue to broaden their basic knowledge of sailing; includes upwind sailing, boat handling & control. All Intermediate camps take place from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Level 3 Advanced Sail Camp 10 - 14 yrs:

For youth aged 10-14 yrs. Must have taken Level 2 Intermediate. Students will learn to solo a boat; includes right-of-way rules and progression of skills. All Advanced camps take place from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The cost is $175/session for non-residents and $150/session for those who own property within the city limits of Orange Beach.  

All Children will need to have closed toed shoes, a life jacket (Type III PFD), a water bottle, and sunscreen.

*Cancellation Policy: We will issue a full refund if you let us know 2 weeks in advance to your child's scheduled start day of camp. Otherwise, no refund will be given. We do NOT issue refunds for inclement weather; camp takes place rain or shine.


Creating Your ActiveNet Account

To register for activities, you will need to create an Active Orange Beach account.

(Click here to download a printable version of the instructions to create an ActiveNet account.)

Step One:
  1. Start by accessing our new site at https://apm.activecommunities.com/orangebeach
Step Two:
  1. Click “Create an Account.

ActiveNet account creation screenshot to help guide new users

Step Three:
  1. Fill in your name and address. Required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*).
  2. Click “Next.”

ActiveNet account creation screenshot to help guide new users

Step Four:
  1. Fill in your Contact Information. Required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*).

Note: Cell phone numbers and emails are required. Both are essential communication tools for activity coordinators.

ActiveNet account creation screenshot to help guide new users

2. Click “Next” when complete.

Step Five:
  1. Enter your personal information. Required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*).

 

ActiveNet account creation screenshot to help guide new users

2. Click “Next” when complete.

Step Six:
  1. Provide your Emergency Contact and Account Information.

All required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*). Create a secure password you will be able to remember, but others will not be able to guess.

ActiveNet account creation screenshot to help guide new users

 

ActiveNet account creation screenshot to help guide new users

2. Once you complete all required fields, click “Create Account” or “Create Account and Add Family Members” to add family members to your account. Family members can include your spouse/partner, children or other family members who live at your home address.

Register for Activities on ActiveNet 

ActiveNet Orange Beach site - https://apm.activecommunities.com/orangebeach. After an account is created, you can enroll in an activity.  

Step One:

(Click here to download a printable version of the instructions on registering for Sail Camp on ActiveNet.)

1. Go to the Activities page and select Activity. 
Step Two:
1. Click “Add to Cart” on Activity Search Page or on Activity details page.
 
Sail Camp registration page example from ActiveNet

Sail Camp registration example screenshot from ActiveNet

Step Three:

1. After selecting the activity you prefer, you will be prompted to select a participant from a dropdown menu.

Sail Camp registration screenshot from ActiveNet registration portal

2. Click “Next.”
Step Four:

1. Fill in the enrollment information for the participant. Some questions, such as the allergy one, require as "yes" or "no," and more details if the answer is "yes". Other questions require filling in the participant's height and weight. Rating the participant's swimming ability and T-shirt size have dropdown menus. The last question requires typing in the name of individual(s) authorized to pickup the participant. Additional questions will be part of Level 2 and Level 3 registrations.

Sail Camp registration screenshot from ActiveNet portal

2. Click “Next” when complete.

Step Five:

1. On the "Shopping Cart" page, you can review, edit, or remove the activity you added as well as add another participant. Click "Proceed to Checkout" once you're done.

Sail Camp registration screenshot from ActiveNet portal

Step Six:

1. At the Checkout page, review the registration information then initial to consent to the Program Agreement and check off the Cancellation Policy acknowledgment. Both are required before registration can be finished and payment made.

Sail Camp registration screenshot from ActiveNet portal

2. Click “Next” when complete.

Step Seven:

1. On the payment page put your credit card information in to complete the registration process.

Once the payment is made you will see the Confirmation page and can view a printable receipt. You will also receive an email confirmation. 

Sail Camp registration screenshot from ActiveNet portal

Sail Camp registration screenshot of ActiveNet portal

Thank you. For any questions about the ActiveNet registration, email Marc D. Anderson, Special Projects Coordinator, at manderson@orangebeachal.gov