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Off-Campus Camps: Swim, Sailing, SCUBA

Sharks & Minnows Swim Lessons

Grades EC3 to 4                                                                                                                         $175

Weeks 1 through 5                                                                                                           1PM - 4PM

Kitty Konkle has been the swim school manager for Carolina Aquatics Swim Club for seven years. She has taught private and semi-private lessons for more than 25 years in the Columbia area.  Sharks & Minnows swim lessons goal is to teach children how to swim and be safe in the water.  Small group swim lessons will be taught Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes each day for beginning and advanced swimmers.  (Friday will be used as a make-up day.)  Classes will be held at Hunting Creek Swim Club. A HH bus will provide transportation to & from Heathwood with pick-up time at 4:00.  The time before swim lessons will be used for dressing in swimsuits & putting on sunscreen. Afterwards they will change clothes, return to Heathwood for a snack and afternoon activities.  Swim lessons will be from 2:00-2:30.

 

Sharks & Minnows Swim Review and Pool Games

Grades EC4 to 4                                                                                                                         $175

Weeks 6 & 7                                                                                                                    1PM - 4PM

Kitty Konkle has been the swim school manager for Carolina Aquatics Swim Club for seven years. She has taught private and semi-private lessons for more than 25 years in the Columbia area.  Sharks & Minnows swim lessons goal is to teach children how to swim and be safe in the water.  Small group swim lesson review and pool games will be taught Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes each day for experienced swimmers.  (Friday will be used as a make-up day.)  Sessions will be held at Hunting Creek Swim Club.  A HH bus will provide transportation to & from Heathwood with pick-up time at 4:00.  The time before swim lessons will be used for dressing in swimsuits & putting on sunscreen.  Afterwards they will change clothes, return to HH for a snack and afternoon activities.  Swim lessons will be from 2-2:30.

 

Columbia Sailing Club Junior Camps

Ages 7-17 (see camp requirements)                                                                                           $425 Dates vary for each camp – See descriptions below                                                       9AM - 5PM

 

All Columbia Sailing Camps take place at Columbia Sailing Club.  Located at Lake Murray Dam: 292 Shuler Rd, Columbia, SC 29212.

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12-17)

Weeks 3, 4, 5, & 6

This course is designed for those who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Boaters will be introduced to a variety of sail boats including: Club 420, keelboat, Optimist, catamaran, Open Bic and paddle boards. It will also explore navigation, boat mechanics, environmental awareness, and will take sailboat trips to local points of interest. This class is perfect for the child that loves the water and experiencing it in a variety of ways. This is an inspired alternative to the conventional racetrack route and build a foundation for lifelong sailors.

 

Beginner Club 420 (Ages 12-17 110 lbs+)   

Week 1

This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the Club 420 sailboat. Course includes basics of rigging a Club 420 sailboat, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. Instruction is done in Columbia Sailing Club’s Club 420 sailboats with two sailors per boat. This course is for students ages 12-17 or 110 lbs+.

 

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7-15 or less than 110 lbs)

Weeks 1, 2, & 3

This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. A basic introduction to the sport of sailing. Instruction is done in Columbia Sailing Club’s single sailor Optimist sailboats. Sailors learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands on.  This course is for campers ages 1-5 or less than 110 lbs and runs from 9 am to 5 pm. Your child must turn 7 within 30 days from the start of the program.

 

Columbia Sailing Club Intermediate Optimist/Open Bic (Ages 7-15 or less than 110 lbs)

Weeks 4, 5, & 6

This course is for sailors who have completed the Beginner Optimist Course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in Columbia Sailing Club’s Optimists and Open Bic sailboats with one sailor per boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most wind speeds, know all parts of the boat, and tie basic knots. The goal being to better prepares sailors for the Advanced Optimist/Open Bic programs and future sailing. This course is for students ages 7 through 15 or less than 150 lbs. Your child must turn 7 within 30 days of start of program.

 

Intermediate Club 420 (Ages 12-17 and 110 lbs+)

Week 2

This course is for sailors who have completed the Beginner Club 420 course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in Columbia Sailing Club’s Cub 420’s sailboats with two sailors per boat. By the end of the course, sailors will have been introduced to more advanced boat handling techniques. This course is for students ages 12-17 or 110 lbs+.

 

 

Columbia Scuba: Padi Open Water Diver Certification

Grades 5 to Adult                                                                                                                       $450

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

 

Available for parents and students.

To accommodate schedules, Columbia Scuba will work with students to complete certification requirements during regularly scheduled monthly class sessions if necessary. Full calendar is on the Columbia Scuba website www.columbiascubasc.com

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. One of the best things about scuba diving is that it is a family sport. Once certified, students and parents will be able to explore our underwater environment together!

 

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

- Knowledge Development (classroom, home study or online) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving,

- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,

- Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

Prerequisites: To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be: 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws) and be able to swim.

The Fun Part: The fun part about this course is... well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use: In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by your COLUMBIA SCUBA Open Water instructor to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

Columbia Scuba will provide students with a regulator, BCD, computer, weights and all air fills necessary to complete the course. Wetsuits are available for rental.

Students need to begin class with their own snorkel set, which should include a scuba mask, fins, booties and a snorkel. The most important thing about personal gear is that it fits and is comfortable. Let us know if you would like for us to custom fit you with your own gear!

Transportation during the course: Parents or guardians will need to arrange for student transportation to and from training activities.

 

Columbia Scuba: Padi Seal Team

Grades 3-7                                                                                                                                 $379

Week 1                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM​

This summer, introduce your child to the awesome experience of SCUBA Diving during Columbia Scuba’s Seal Team SCUBA Camp! Each day, campers will complete Aqua Missions in the pool, where they develop SCUBA skills through fun, challenging underwater activities and games.Campers will learn about marine life identification, complete underwater obstacle courses, and log their activities and progress, just like SCUBA divers. This is a pool-based program, so campers will not be diving offshore.  Seal Team SCUBA Camp will culminate in a pizza party on Friday to celebrate campers’ new skills! By the end of the week, participants age 10 and older will be ready to jump right into their PADI Open Water certification class.

Columbia Scuba will provide all gear for campers. However, if the campers prefer to have their own mask, fins and snorkel (required for the camp), Columbia Scuba have these available at Columbia Scuba’s store at 2701 Alpine Road, Columbia.

Each day, campers should arrive with a positive attitude, and bring along a healthy lunch, refillable water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, hat and change of dry clothes.

Seal Team SCUBA Camp is $379 per camper, which includes all pool and swimming fees, SCUBA rental equipment, games and activities, and an end-of-camp pizza party.

*PLEASE NOTE: If a camper answers “YES” to any of the questions on the required PADI Medical Form, you MUST contact Columbia Scuba (803) 788-9166. You will need to schedule a doctor’s appointment and complete additional medical paperwork for your child prior to the start of camp.* 

Transportation during the course: Parents or guardians will need to arrange for student transportation to and from training activities.