Our legendary LIVE-IN Camp

The Legendary Live-in Camp

This season’s camp dates are Monday 22 to Friday 26 Jan 2024. (inclusive)

The Live-In usually sells out, book here early! 

The Live-In

The Live-In started in the early 1970’s. It now caters for up to 60 participants between the ages of 7 and 17.

It is 5 days of sailing during the day, and a giant (supervised) sleep over by night. Throughout the week, sailors get to hone in on their sailing skills while being taught by our volunteer instructors. With evening activities, nightly movies and shared meals (classic NSC community style) the week is a highlight for our young members. 

Parents Roster

As a volunteer run camp, Parents are also part of the experience! Once your child is enrolled, there is a parents roster for all catering, housekeeping and boat lifting duties for you to join. Even if you are working, there are roles that suit all schedules. 

The Parents Roster can be found here. Please allocate 15 points per child attending.

Instructor Race Thursday Night With Pizza

It is a tradition as long as Live-In. On Thursday night come down to the club and watch the Instructors race it out on Opti's! Yes, big kids on small boats, it is all part of the fun! Bring a picnic blanket or camp chair, a beverage of your choice and grab a slice of pizza while watching the hilarity unfold. 

Please make booking through this link



Open to all NSC club members aged 7 to 17 years.


NSC Clubhouse.  

Children will be outdoors doing sailing activities from about 9am till 5pm.  

All meals are served in the clubhouse and children sleep there after an evening activity or movie.   

Older participants and Instructors sleep downstairs in the boat bays, supervised by the Senior Instructor.


Prices below do not include membership, please note membership is required to attend any program at NSC:

  • $550 for first child in family ($500 if booked prior to 4th December)
  • $450 for siblings ($400 if booked prior to 4th December)


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Numbers will be restricted to 60 Sleeping in & 10 sleeping at home.

Children sleeping at home are welcome to participate in all other activities, including meals and evening activities. They must be signed in each morning by 7.30am. Contact the Head Instructor for sign-out/pick-up times (generally around 8pm).


All meals are provided from Morning Tea on Monday to Lunch on Friday.

Special dietary needs should be noted on the application form and parents will be consulted accordingly.

Also Provided

A Stackable Plastic Storage Box will be provided to each child (and please take it home at the end).


PFD (buoyancy vest)
Sailing Clothes, 
Hat (with tie),
Swimming Costume
Sneakers or Booties for Sailing

Long Pants, 
Warm Jumper, 
Shoes or Sandals, 
Towel, Toothbrush


Mark everything with your child’s name.   You WILL lose unmarked stuff.

It all looks pretty similar spread around the clubhouse floor.

Some parents find it useful to make regular deliveries of things like underwear because small kids don’t tend to look after that stuff too well.  (Nor do they change unless reminded so there is no point having spares.)


Don’t Bring Electronic devices, in particular phones, iPads, video-game machines etc.


Sleeping bags and SINGLE camping mattresses.   NO camp beds or DOUBLE MATTRESSES as floor space is limited.    


It is highly preferable most children have access to their own boat. An exception is for the second (Summer) Learn-to-Sail intake who can use the club boats and the Live-In Level 1 intake. Parents of the first (Spring) Learn-to-Sail intake who do not yet have a boat should either be trying to buy one, or contacting the Sailing School Principal (training@nsc.asn.au).

Please ensure the boat is in full working order before the Live-In.

All equipment (spars, foils), should be clearly labelled with boat name and number.

The boat must be insured for sailing. Generally the easiest/cheapest insurance is available through Sailing Australia – can be done online.

Instructors’ Picnic Race & BBQ

Thursday evening is an opportunity for parents and friends to come down to the club for a picnic from around 6.00pm.  

The Instructors show off their Opti sailing skills in a short, hotly contested, close-to-the-dock race, with unusual rules that tend to vary as the race progresses.

A very relaxed, mellow picnic on the deck.  Camp kids are fed and watered at the usual time.

DOCUMENTS : To be Updated

Daily Menu and Run Sheets

Food Purchase Manual

Daily Shopping List

Overnight Supervision

Refund policy: TO BE ADVISED