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 (July 5-9, 2021).

Following are details on each course offered during the Summer of 2021. Registration will open on Monday, March 1. 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.

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 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 1. To go directly to a specific Sail Camp week click on one of the appropriate links below. 

For further 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. (The 2021 weekly Level 1 Beginner camps will be limited to 12 participants each week.)

*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.

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. (The 2021 weekly Level 1 Beginner camps will be limited to 12 participants each week.)

*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.

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. (The 2021 weekly Level 2 Intermediate camps will be limited to 12 participants each week.)
 
*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.

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 2021 weekly Level 3 Advanced camps will be limited to 10 participants each week.)

*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 and Three:
  1. Click “Sign In/Up.” Then on Sign In page, click "Join" below the Sign In button.

ActiveNet Create An Account page 1

Creating New ActiveNet account instructions page 2

Step Four and Five:
  1. Enter your email address. Click "Next."
  2. Fill in your name, date of birth and create a password. Required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*).
  3. Accept Terms of Use and click “Next.”

New ActiveNet account set up instructions page 3

Creating ActiveNet account instructions page 4

Step Six:
  1. Fill in your Personal Information. Under "Phone," use the dropdown and select "Cell Phone." Then select your "Operator" (carrier - AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.) and add your cell number. Required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*).
  2. Click "Submit."

Note: Cell phone numbers are required. It is an essential communication tool for the sports director/staff and volunteer coaches.

ActiveNet account creation instructions page 5

Step Seven:

Congratulations, you have created your Active Orange Beach account! You will receive an email to activate your account. 
Once the account is activated, you can add family members.  

New ActiveNet account creation instructions page 6

Adding Family Member(s):

Once your account is created and you sign in, you can add family members. On your "My Account" page click on "Manage Family Member."

New ActiveNet account creation instructions page 7

Adding Family Member(s):

1. On the "My Family Members" page, click on "Add family member.

New ActiveNet Account creation page 8

2. Then add the new family member's information.
(For the phone number for children, parents should select "Cell Phone" on the dropdown menu again and select the operator/carrier.)
3. Click "Submit" and the family member is added.
New ActiveNet account creation instructions page 9

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 “Enroll Now" on Activity Search Page or on Activity details page.
 
Sail Camp enrollment page on ActiveNet
ActiveNet Sail Camp Enrollment page

 

Step Three:

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

ActiveNet enrollment page for Sail Camp

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.

ActiveNet enrollment page for Sail Camp

2. Click “Next” when complete.

Step Five:

1. On the "Shopping Cart" 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. (Note: The Sail Camp fee for non-residents is $175, and for residents it is $150.)
ActiveNet enrollment for Sail Camp

2. Once done, click "Check Out."

Step Six:

1. On the "Check Out" 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. 

ActiveNet enrollment page for Sail Camp

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