One of our most popular activities! Our fleet consists of X-class trainers, Hobie Catamarans, Windsurfers and Mini-fish. The variety of boats allows for a thorough introduction to, and advancement in, the world of sailing. Lake Nakomis is ideal for sailing! There are sheltered coves for instruction in beginning skills on all boat classes and open spaces for the more advanced sailor and racer.



Campers master the concepts of rigging, de-rigging, knots, commands, moorings, docking, parts of the boat and points of sail. As campers progress, they may get into more of the technical aspects of sailing and racing. Experienced sailors will have the opportunity to participate in our Regattas with Camp Woodland. Supervised by certified Lifeguards and taught by experienced sailing instructors, additional safety practices include lifejackets being worn by all campers and staff.


Windsurfing on the lake is quite a thrill! We use a variety of boards and metered sails for all ages and skill levels. Campers are taught basic and advanced windsurfing techniques including: rigging, de-rigging, tacking, jibing, parts & maintenance, as well as overall water safety.