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Creek Critters (AM-PM)

Creek Critters classes are held Monday through Thursday. 

There are two separate half-day sessions:

  • The first session is 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • The second session is 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Arrive at least 15 minutes earlier on the first day of sailing school (e.g. 9:15 or 12:45) and meet at the Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association clubhouse, 204 Yacht Club Road, Swanton, Maryland.

A Parent or Guardian of all Participants under age 18 MUST check in with an instructor on the first day to ensure receipt of all required forms and payment.

Be sure to check our What to Bring checklist.

 

 

Image Class Class Date Class End Date Location Individual Price Available Openings Register
Creek Critters (Ages 6 to 8) - July 15-19 - Morning Class (2024) Creek Critters (Ages 6 to 8) - July 15-19 - Morning Class (2024) 07-15-2024 07-19-2024 DCLSA $335 0
Creek Critters (Ages 6 to 8)  - July 15 – 19  - Afternoon Class (2024) Creek Critters (Ages 6 to 8) - July 15 – 19 - Afternoon Class (2024) 07-15-2024 07-19-2024 DCLSA $335 4

We are no longer accepting new registrations for this class

Junior Week

Junior Week classes are held Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Arrive at least 15 minutes early on the first day.

Classes meet at the Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association clubhouse, 204 Yacht Club Road, Swanton, Maryland

Plan to attend the festive end-of-week closing ceremony, held each Friday at 3:45 p.m.

A Parent or Guardian of all Participants under age 18 MUST check in with an instructor on the first day to ensure receipt of all required forms and payment.

Be sure to check our What to Bring checklist.

 

 

Image Class Class Date Class End Date Location Individual Price Available Openings Register
Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - July 15-19 (2024) Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - July 15-19 (2024) 07-15-2024 07-19-2024 DCLSA $445 0

Sorry, the class is now full and we cannot accept new registrations

Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - July 22-26 (2024) Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - July 22-26 (2024) 07-22-2024 07-26-2024 DCLSA $445 0
Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - July 29 – Aug 2 (2024) Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - July 29 – Aug 2 (2024) 07-29-2024 08-02-2024 DCLSA $445 0
Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - Aug 5 – 9 (2024) Junior Week (Ages 8 to 17) - Aug 5 – 9 (2024) 08-05-2024 08-09-2024 DCLSA $445 0

Teen Week

Intermediate/Advanced Teen classes are held Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m according to our schedule.

Sailors must have earned their red pin or demonstrate a similar skill level to attend. 

Arrive at least 15 minutes early on the first day.

Classes meet at the Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association clubhouse, 204 Yacht Club Road, Swanton, Maryland

Plan to attend the festive end-of-week closing ceremony, held each Friday promptly at 3:45 p.m.

A Parent or Guardian of all Participants under age 18 MUST check in with an instructor on the first day to ensure receipt of all required forms and payment.

Be sure to check our What to Bring checklist.

Students who are ready for racing are encouraged to also register for the Deep Creek Laser Invitational Regatta.

 

 

Adult Week

Adult Week classes meet Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the downstairs ward room of Deep Creek Yacht Club, Inc., 855 Shoreline Drive, Swanton, Maryland.

Adult classes are open to persons aged 16 and over. At least one person over age 18 must accompany students aged 16 or 17 onboard (in addition to the instructor).

A Parent or Guardian of all Participants under age 18 MUST check in with an instructor on the first day to ensure receipt of all required forms and payment.

Be sure to check our What to Bring checklist.

 

 

Image Class Class Date Class End Date Location Individual Price Available Openings Register
Adult Week "2.0" - (Ages 16+ Intermediate & Advanced Sailing) - July 22-26 (2024) Adult Week "2.0" - (Ages 16+ Intermediate & Advanced Sailing) - July 22-26 (2024) 07-22-2024 07-26-2024 DCYC $445 1
Adult Week (Ages 16+, Beginner and Intermediate Sailing) - Aug 5 – 9 (2024) Adult Week (Ages 16+, Beginner and Intermediate Sailing) - Aug 5 – 9 (2024) 08-05-2024 08-09-2024 DCYC $445 7

Private Lessons

The Deep Creek Sailing School offers one-on-one (and one-on-few) private lessons throughout the summer.

All private lessons are 3 hours in length and taught taught on Flying Scots with an on-board US Sailing certified instructor. Students may use their own Flying Scot or one provided by the Deep Creek Sailing School.

Flying Scots generally accommodate one, two, or three participants (at least one of whom must be at least 18 years of age). It is not uncommon for two or more family members to share a lesson. Larger groups may require two boats, each with an instructor. Children sailing with a parent must be at least 6 years old and able to swim. (Life vests must of course be worn at all times.)

For more information, including instructions on how to register, please see the Private Lessons page of this website.


Location



The physical location of DCSS is different than our mailing address. The sailing school classroom is located on the first floor of Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association (DCLSA) clubhouse.  

Some classes are held at Deep Creek Yacht Club, Inc. (DCYC) Both clubs are located at the southern end of Deep Creek Lake.

DCLSA
Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association
204 Yacht Club Road
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-4159

DCYC
Deep Creek Yacht Club
855 Shoreline Drive
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-7890