The Rudder Club of Jacksonville
8533 Malaga Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

Joel Shannon Summer Sailing Camp 2018

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Week #1      18 - 22 June 2018

Week #2      25 - 29 June 2018

Week #3      9 - 13   July 2018


Week #4      16 - 20 July 2018

Week #5      23 - 27 July 2018 

The Joel Shannon Summer Camp takes place each summer for five weeks. Each class runs Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. The young sailors learn sailing and social skills as well as sportsmanship and competitive sailing. 
All camp instructors are US Sailing certified sailing instructors or certified sailing assistants. Junior instructors and youth camp counselors are provided formal training in the performance of their duties. The camp teaches in the US Sailing format and strives to provide top quality instruction, since the first experiences of a new sailor form memories which last a lifetime. Many of the camp students go on to become Rudder Club Junior Members which enables them to take part in our Junior Sailing Program. For more information, please visit our Junior Sailing Program page. 


    • Fees are $250 per child for one week of camp, and discounts are available for multiple weeks and multiple children. A deposit of $75.00 is required with the application in order to hold your place in the camp. The check should be made out to The Rudder Club of Jacksonville. You can also pay with a credit card by calling our office at (904) 264-4094.
    • Each week of camp is limited to 40 campers. Deadline for registration will be the Friday prior to session start date. All forms (medical history, release, participation agreement) must be turned in at the parent orientation. 

You can download the application and medical form here.

Camp Director Shannon Brew

The Rudder Club Welcomes

 Shannon Brew: Summer Camp Program Director 


One of the first students of the Joel Shannon Summer Camp, Shannon’s sailing career began at The Rudder Club of Jacksonville. Her sail-instructing resume includes work with The Rudder Club of Jacksonville, Epping Forest Yacht Club, St. Augustine Yacht Club, The Sailboat Club, and Sail Queens Harbour. Shannon is also an avid racer participating in many local events including the annual Mug race.


Shannon is a US Sailing Instructor and holds a Fifty Ton Master Captain License as well. When she's not teaching sailing, Shannon spends her time with her family, or driving boats for deliveries, ecological studies and tours.

Click here to email Shannon your questions about this summer's Joel Shannon Sailing Camp.