Great Lakes Sailing at It's Best

Helmsmen Sailing Program

GREAT LAKES SAILING AT ITS BEST.  Helmsmen move up the sailing ladder to HWH’s larger class sailboats – the Class C, M, and E-scow designs. These boats are perfectly suited to teach the rudiments of sailing. After honing their skills, the campers enjoy an eight-day challenge on the North Channel of Lake Huronaboard a Hunter 386 tri-cabin sloop. This new vessel is maxed out with the latest in electronics and is fast on the water.


Helmsmen Sailing Program

Length Options

4 Weeks




Completed Eighth Grade


Overnight / Sleep Away Camp

Trip Destinations

8 Day Challenge on the North Channel of Lake Huron

Popular Camp Activities 

Kayaking, Sailing, Polar Bear Swim, High Ropes Course, Zip Line, Climbing Wall, Campfires, Rifle Range

2019 Program Fee

$4,000.00 for a 4-week session. This program will require AN ADDITIONAL $50 deposit in the camper's camp store to cover laundry and additional trip expenses


Campers will cross the border to/from Canada and will require a passport or birth certificate. See packing list for more details.

2019 Program Dates

Session 1: Saturday, June 15 - Friday, July 12

Session 2: Sunday, July 14 - Saturday, August 10

Trip Equipment

The following list is detailed and specific for the Helmsmen trip.

  • Medium sized duffle bag for storage on the boat
  • Boating or Deck Shoes
  • Work or sailing gloves
  • Wool socks
  • * Beach Towel
  • * Wool (knit) hat
  • Polypropylene/thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • * Chapstick

* Available in the camp store

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