Clearwater’s sailing program has 15 boats: two “E” scows, seven “C” scows, two “X”s, one M-16 and three Sunfish. Campers may earn”crew” status up to the rank of “skipper”; which involves learning knots, parts of the boat, sailing strategy, sailboat maintenance, and rowing.

Black and white photo of 1961 campers in sailboat
Campers on two sailboats

Skills progression begins at crew and goes up to regatta skipper. All campers are invited to participate in Sunday regattas – a favorite activity at camp! Campers progress from sailing with a counselor to skippering their own boat under supervision. The Revival Regatta (first session) and Dan Chamberlain Regatta (second session) are regattas that sailors work toward each session. Neighboring camps and members of the community are invited to celebrate in these special regattas.

Black and white photo of 1952 campers preparing to sail

Dan Chamberlin was a fond friend of Clearwater and sailing staff at Camp Minocqua. He would often lead Sailing Packout days, taking campers across the lake to one of the many islands for a cookout while also enjoying an afternoon of swimming.