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North Star Camp for Boys’ waterfront would not be complete without our fleet of sailboats. Sailing truly exemplifies our objective based programming as campers are able to progress through the various levels of sailing and learn how to sail on our different boats. As beginners, campers will learn the essential basics, how to tie knots, rig and de-rig boats, and care for equipment. They gain the hands-on experience that has them sailing in no time.

We teach and sail on a variety of boats. Our four Barnette’s and four mini-scows are smaller boats that allow campers to sail either by themselves or with one other. Our two X-boats are larger, four person boats and allow campers to sail with larger groups. Most recently, we added two Laser 420’s. More experienced sailors use one of our Catamarans, a favorite on the program.

A group of campers and an instructor at North Star Camp for Boys steer a sailboat on Spider Lake.
Three campers leisurely cruise on a yellow, green, and blue sailboat in Spider Lake at North Star Camp for Boys.
A camper wears a life jacket while ducking under the sails of a sailboat on Spider Lake at North Star Camp for Boys.
A group of campers sit in a still sailboat at North Star Camp for Boys.
Three campers at North Star Camp for Boys sit in a sailboat on the calm water of Spider Lake.