Summer Sailing Camp 2021 is On!

Registration Opens March 22nd

We look forward to a fun season of outdoor adventure on the water. The overall program serves a variety of skill levels, from beginners to those with sailing experience.

The Center has ongoing safety practices in place related to the COVID-19 virus. Fresh air and sunshine help make the summer camp a healthy environment for participants.

About Summer Sailing Camp: Summer Youth Sailing Camp serves youth ages 6 to 17. Sessions are one week each, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, with certified instructors. Classes cover all skill levels, from the basics of sailing to racing, on a variety of boats owned by the Center. Cost is $250 per student for each week session. Scholarships are provided for underserved children.

Which Sailing Camp is Right for Your Child? Our primary goal is that students learn and grow from this experience; therefore it is important that your child is placed in the right skill level. We offer three skill levels – Young Beginners, Beginners and Intermediate.

How to Register: You may register online or in-person. There are 10 weekly sessions, starting May 31st and ending August 6th. Sessions are available on a “first come, first served” basis when sign-up opens on March 22nd. At that time, you may register online and pay by credit card; OR download the Application/Waiver and deliver it in person to the Sailing Center with payment, cash or check (contact Program Director Ben Hermelin to schedule a time to drop off in-person registration). Reservations in the program are not confirmed until payment is received.

About Our Instructors: 2021 Summer Camp is led by Ben Hermelin, Program Director, and Heidi Ruse. Both instructors are certified through US Sailing Association. They have instructed sailing on a variety of boats, in private lessons and classroom environments and enjoy creating a fun and safe experience for kids.
For more information about Summer Camp or other KWCSC educational activities: email or call or text Ben Hermelin at 314-349-9929.

You may process payments online for After-School educational programs and services here.

To do this, please click the link provided below.

If you have any questions please call Ben Hermelin (314) 349-9929.
This link is for After School Programs only NOT Summer Camp.


Women’s and Men’s Weekend Sailing Returns!

We are happy to again offer free sailing classes for adults on the weekends.

Women’s Sailing – Every Saturday at 10 am
Men’s Sailing – Every Sunday at 10 am

The session begins with a class and then time on the water. It is led by Program Director Ben Hermelin, who is a certified instructor.

For the time being, these classes are limited to members, their family and friends – as we continue to keep numbers down during Covid. Please join in if you . . .
• Are curious about sailing but have no experience
• Have some sailing experience and want to learn more
• Have extensive experience and want to share your passion for sailing
• Want to extend your social circle
If you’d like to become a KWCSC member, click here.


We are happy to report that the sailing center offers a variety of activities this year. We do this, of course, with Covid safety measures in place. Masks and social distancing are required on Center property. Life jackets are required on the water.

This program is possible through the leadership of Program Director Ben Hermelin and Commodore Russ Vickers, who are working together to make it successful. If you wish to participate, please email or call/text Ben at ( or text (314-349-9929). You may need to reserve a Center boat from Ben for a program you are attending.

The Center’s Board of Directors adopted the following 2021 program plan:
Underway now
Women’s Sailing – Every Saturday at 10 am, Center members and their female family and friends of any level (beginner through advanced) enjoy a lesson and on-the-water time together.
Sunday Afternoon Races – Every Sunday. Skippers meeting at 1 pm.
Private Sailing Lessons – For members: $45; non-members $65.  
Men’s Sailing – Every Sunday at 10 am, Center members, their male family and friends enjoy a lesson and on-the-water time together.
After-School Enrichment – Six groups meet weekly (three schools, two homeschool groups, and a Navy youth program) for sailing lessons this winter/spring semester.
MARC House Outings – We take MARC participants out on the water multiple times during the year as part of a long-term partnership.
Sailing Regattas – We plan three to four events over the coming year.
Summer Camp – We will offer 10 one-week sessions and hope to serve up to 125 kids, including many via scholarships. Click Here for the Youth Program Application Waiver form.
Stay tuned for further details.

Ben Hermelin, Program Director, (314) 349-9929 is available for adult instruction. Please give him a call if you wish to get adult lessons.