After-School Adventure Camps

Fun reading before your camp: Sunfish Sailing Made Easy

CLICK HERE to read our response to COVID-19 for 2020 summer camp operations.


Our After-School Adventure Camp is designed to help your children’s bodies MOVE after a long day of e-learning. At Belle Haven Marina, your child will take part in activities such as learning to sail, kayaking, swimming, and nature walks in an atmosphere where fun, safety, and responsibility are paramount. Children will gain confidence around the water and on land by learning safe sailing/boating skills and how to be responsible stewards of our natural resources.

-Ages 8-15

-Small student-to-instructor ratio of no more than 6:1

-Activities may include:

·         Learning to rig and sail a Sunfish sailboat

·         Learning to rig and sail a Flying Scot sailboat

·         Riding on a larger keel sailboat

·         Kayaking and/or canoeing through scenic Dyke Marsh Nature Preserve

·         Swimming in the river (when water quality and temperature allows)

·         Nature walks through Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

·         Knots used in rigging


Courses are offered weekly September 7 through October 30, or earlier if the water or air temperatures necessitate. Classes will run from 4 (with late arrivals up to 4:15 p.m.) to 7 p.m. You may sign up for one week or multiple weeks at a time.

CLICK HERE to fill out a Class Request Form

CLICK HERE to fill out a 2020 Youth Waiver Form

On warm days, students are asked to wear a t-shirt/shorts over a bathing suit and bring a snack and water bottle, sun block, lip balm, a hat or sunglasses, and a towel and change of clothes. On cool days, students are asked to wear athletic-type pants and a shirt and pack a sweatshirt and/or rain jacket. Students are asked to wear sturdy shoes.

We understand finances are difficult for many families in light of the effects of COVID-19. Should you wish to enroll your child but not be able to easily do so financially, a limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. Please email for more information.  

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© 2020 Belle Haven Marina Inc.

George Washington Memorial Parkway

P.O. Box 7093

Alexandria, VA 22307

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