2016 – Inaugural single week-long session held at a local waterfront community for 6 area youth, using leased MacLaughlin SailCube Opti style trainers.
2017 – First full seven week-long session season program sailing from Hutchins Park through cooperation with the Municipality of Havre de Grace. A total of 59 students completed the Program, led by US Sailing Certified Instructors under Maryland oversight as a day camp using SailCubes and Optimist prams.
2018 – Second seven-session season sailing from Hutchins Park and using additional donated access to commercial space adjacent to the park for boat storage and maintenance. The Municipality of Havre de Grace improved Hutchins Park docks to benefit our camp and other waterfront recreational activities. 138 campers completed our program, with scholarship support being awarded to 19 campers, using community donations and foundation support provided specifically for that purpose. The instructional fleet expanded to include Lasers, C420’s, Hunter Xcites, Optis, and SailCubes.
2019 – Third seven-session season using the same Hutchins Park venue as prior years. Our program served 163 campers and awarded various levels of scholarships to 24 campers, funded again by community donations and foundation support. . We also started a performance sailing program using C420’s and Lasers and competing in buoy-course racing with the local Lightning fleet.
2020 – Our fourth season was directy affected by COVID virus isolation and community spread mitigation compliance. We cancelled camp for this season and sought to keep in close contact with campers and camper families through social media to preserve interest as we built our plan for the next season.