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College Leadership Programs

By wpdev February 2, 2013

Your college years are an excellent time to really soak up as much knowledge and as many new experiences as you can!  College gives you the priceless opportunity to prepare yourself for the “real world,” but there is so much more to this time in your life than only studying your text books and passing your exams.

The time you spend in college allows you to learn about yourself and become more confident in your own abilities.  So don’t let your summers go idly by!  What better way to continue developing your self-confidence and essential leadership skills than by attending an outdoor adventure program?

Sail Caribbean offers a variety of summer sailing camps including our college leadership program. The Echo program offers students a unique chance to practice “real world” teamwork and problem-solving skills in a safe, supportive and fun environment.  Just as a strong foundation will support a sturdy building, self-confidence is a fundamental quality found in all good leaders.  As you and your team overcome the daily challenges of life at sea, you will each soon become more comfortable with your own abilities to plan voyages and delegate tasks amongst yourselves.

Leadership cannot really be taught.  It can only be learned.
~ Harold S. Geneen

The best way to really master something new is to actually try it.  Our senior sailing staff concentrate on helping you develop skills to become a valuable team member as well as a role model and teacher.  You will be given the freedom and responsibility to take turns creating the schedule, running the ship, and leading your crew throughout the day.  You’ll receive daily evaluations as you progress through our curriculum focused on leadership, teaching methods, youth mentoring, advanced sailing and seamanship, and safety and emergency management.

Your college experience is what you choose to make of it – take the opportunity to make it outstanding!

The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.