Planet Hope Land and Sea is a non-profit youth adventures organization located on the Chesapeake Bay. We provide sailing adventures and camps for youth of all ages. Groups may come out for an afternoon adventure aboard a sailboat to get their sea legs or plan a longer learning adventure.

Learn to Sail Day Camps:
PHLAS has provided young people week-long learn to sail camps for over 15 years. Youth camps started at Fort Washington Marina on the Potomac River in the late 1990’s. For the past eight years, camps have been offered at Herrington Harbour South in North Beach, Maryland. We teach on our fleet of 12′ Topaz sailboats which are easy and exciting for young people to sail. Camps are held for children from 5 to 15 years of age.

Group Sailing Adventures:
Community groups, schools, scouts, church groups and families come out sailing with us on larger sailboats. Such adventures can be a sail of a couple of hours long or last multiple days while cruising the Chesapeake Bay (for our more experienced sailors).

Cruising Camps:
Teens may join one of our 6 day, live aboard cruising camps. Sailing experience is helpful, but not necessary. We take groups of 6 teens at a time on exciting Chesapeake Bay adventures. Students learn to sail and navigate as we visit different ports of call each evening. Shore side activities are mixed with sailing instruction and water sports for a fun, exciting learning experience.

PHLAS seeks to provide adventurous experiences to children and teens who would not usually be able to have such opportunities. Along with serving our local community, PHLAS has worked with children and teens Washington DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore. PHLAS is also sending a team of instructors to El Salvador (winter 2016) to volunteer with children.
Individual students may sign up for a week long, learn to sail day camp. Older students may join one of our open enrollment week long cruising camps.

Our hands-on mentoring and guidance by experienced staff uses the challenges and joys of sailing and our other activities to open new horizons for rising generations.



Thanks to Troop 1853 for the encouraging email!

“The scouts from Troop 1853 very much enjoyed their time on the water with the team of instructors. The boats and facilities were perfect for the day we had.

The instructors made it fun for the scouts and exceeded my expectations. Scouts sometimes look at these opportunities much like being in ‘school’. Whether a first-timer, or a person with experience, all the scouts enjoyed the instructors and came away feeling they now knew something new about the sport (and had great fun doing it). Thanks to your whole team for making sure the boys had a first-rate experience.” -Scott Monroe