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Would you like to learn to sail?   We have a sailing program, and it is about to become better and larger!  We have long offered sailing on Lake Martin on selected weekends each spring and fall, with the longer and more exciting Sail Away camp following resident camp that is devoted strictly to sailing.  Now, we are about to offer even more opportunities within this pathway program, and participation in a traditional troop is not necessary.

Sailing is a lifetime sport that involves the ability to swim.   It is an active sport and can provide hours of enjoyment being out on the water, watching the weather patterns and learning to read the wind to power the boat.   We have a large fleet of sailboats of different sizes and types from Sunfish to an O'Day that sleeps 8, so we offer lots of different types of craft to learn on.

Rusty and Gwen Black, volunteers who live in Opelika, will be expanding the sailing program this year.   They will announce sailing days during some weekends when they will be up at Lake Martin available to teach sailing to those girls who would like to learn to sail.   The cost will be modest, and they will coordinate via an e-mail list serve when they will be at Kamp Kiwanis. Even beginners, starting at age 9, can join in the fun and learn to sail a Sunfish! Also, if you have friends who want to sail and are not Girl Scouts, they simply can pay the $15 GS registration fee, and they can sail, too!

If you live close enough that you don't mind the commute to Lake Martin and would like to participate, please contact us at, and we will create the e-mail list.   It should be a great time!

Kamp Kiwanis 2010 252.jpgCome join the Fun! Learn to sail and have an AWESOME time. This program is to teach girls to grow in confidence, courage, and character through the skills of Sailing! Out of council Girl Scouts welcomed! Any girl 6th grade or higher (C,S,A), who can swim 50 yards, and loves the water!

The weekends will cover introduction to sailing and sailing safety for the class 1 sailors, while more experienced (those who have attended Summer Sail Away or past weekends) will learn more advanced skills to possibly move to a higher class.

All other classes will be grouped by the level of experience each sailor has had. All classes are taught basic water rescues, parts and rigging a sail boat, points of sail, weather, knots and hitches, and navigation.

Class 1- Beginners Single Sailing and safety (tandem)

Class 2- Intermediate Sailing Open Water (tandem & single)

Class 3- Dingy Sailing (Mainsail, Jib,)

Class 4- Sloop Sailing (Flying Scot,)

Max. Enrollment 24 girls, Leaders come and help where needed

Cost: $35.00 per person attending 

For more information check out the specific weekend info:

October 21-23, 2011

May 4-6, 2012