Watersports Camp

Waterfront Program

Class Descriptions

Click on a course title for more information and a full schedule:

Little Mariners Watersports (Ages 5-7)
Children at this age may need some extra help with feeling comfortable in the water and enjoying our coastal environment.

Exploring Watersports (Ages 8 - 12)
Students new to watersports may not be very sure of what type of activity they would like to try.  So, we have created a new class which spends each day with a different sport...

Sailing Fun and Skills (Ages 6&7)
A sailing pram is an excellent teaching boat for young sailors and this class gives every child the opportunity to experience how to maneuver a sailboat.

Children's Sailing - Prams (Ages 8 - 10)
Students are taught the basics of sailing aboard Vanguard Prams.

Kayaking (Ages 8-15)
Kayaking has become a very popular activity. It's great exercise and it is an exciting way to enjoy the serenity of the water and get close enough to watch marine life without disturbing the environment.

Children's Marine Discovery (Ages 5-7)
Let us introduce your child to the wonders of the bay area! 

Exploring Marine Life (Ages 8-12)
Eckerd College's proximity to the open waters of Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay allows us to give children the opportunity to collect marine life and then study them up close.

Wakeboarding/Water Skiing (Ages 9-17)
In this half day camp taught by USA Waterski certified instructors, students can experience the basics of wakeboarding, water skiing, and kneeboarding on Boca Ciega Bay, adjacent to the Eckerd College campus...

Windsurfing (Ages 9-17)
Windsurfing combines the fun of sailing and surfing to form a unique sport!

Saltwater Fishing (Ages 8-14)
There are multiple ways to enjoy saltwater fishing and children in this beginning level class will be introduced to many of them.

What We Do

The Eckerd College Waterfront Program, one of the most comprehensive collegiate programs in the U. S., offers instruction in a variety of watersports to participants of all ages, from children to seniors.