Quick Contact

Renee Register
Waterfront Director

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

registrl@eckerd.edu
727-864-8288


Ryan Dilkey
EC-SAR Director


dilkeyrd@eckerd.edu
727-864-8365

Watersports Camp

Waterfront Program

Facts & Figures

FACILITIES

Wallace Boathouse
  • Outdoor Classrooms
  • Picnic / Seating Area
  • Snack Bar & Ship Store
  • Multiple Docks

Activities Center

  • Classrooms equipped for Multi-Media Instruction
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Weather Tracking System

EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY

  • All watersports equipment and instructional supplies provided.
  • Life Jackets provided- Always worn when on the water and on the docks.
  • Each class supervised by instructor in safety boat.
  • All boats equipped with required safety gear.
  • All instructors certified in CPR and First Aid.

EACH STUDENT RECEIVES:

  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Sports Bottle
  • Photograph of them participating in class
  • Certificate of Completion for each class
  • Mid-Class Refreshments & Snacks

GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION

  • Most classes occur in the protected waters of Frenchman's Creek, adjacent to the Waterfront facilities.
  • More advanced classes expand into the open waters of Boca Ciega Bay, adjacent to the college.
  • Each week classes participate in a themed celebration including a costume contest, boat parade and awards ceremony.
  • Students may bring lunch or purchase it from our snack bar.
  • The lunch period is supervised.

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.