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MBAC Instructor “sails” from student to instructor

For whatever reason compels you to take a class at MBAC and learn a new sport, many people find that the skills that they learn open new doors and send them down a path they never imagined.  MBAC Sailing Instructor Laura Coleman is a prime example of a student whose curiosity about sailing led to learning as much as she could and eventually earning a spot as an instructor.

Laura first became interested in sailing after spending some time on a sailboat with a friend.  While her first official task as a sailor was watching out for seaweed, she developed enough interest to sign up for one of MBAC’s semester-long sailing classes.  She spent a full semester learning beginning sailing, sailing Sabots and Holder 14’s, and knew that she was hooked on the sport.

After completing Beginning Sailing, a semester of  Hobie Catamaran sailing came next.  And when she completed Hobie, she applied the skills she’d learned  to renting boats and taking friends out sailing whenever she could.   It wasn’t long before she realized that teaching sailing was a great way to combine her passion for teaching with her new found love of sailing.

The following summer Laura applied for a summer job at MBAC.  Having a more limited resume in sailing she initially didn’t stand out in the list of sailing instructor candidates and was passed up in the hiring process. Not to give up so easy, Laura applied as a camp counselor and earned a spot as a Marine Science Counselor.  MBAC Assistant Director, Kevin Waldick, says that Laura was an easy hire due to her positive attitude and enthusiasm, and her clear passion for teaching.

“Laura really stood out during the interview process,” states Waldick.  “Her enthusiasm was contagious and she was clearly going to be a great part of camp.”

Laura spent the summer teaching marine science and became a favorite camp counselor to many campers.  She also found time to expand her sailing education, and sat in on sailing classes to learn about becoming an instructor.

Since that time, Laura has completed much of her training and has earned a spot as a sailing instructor.  She enjoys sharing her experience with others and boasts that her favorite part of teaching is the great atmosphere at MBAC.

If you take a weekend sailing recreation class, or one of the many semester-long class offerings this spring, Laura may very well be sharing that experience with you.

Camp registration now open!

Registration for the 2013 season of The Watersports Camp is now open, and with spring camp right around the corner, now is the perfect time to sign up.  Believe it or not, some of our most popular camps in July are already filling up so you’ll want to register ASAP to ensure your spot. Read More

Registration for The Watersports Camp opens January 31st

Believe it or not we are already looking forward to another great season of The Watersports Camp! Registration for the 2013 season will officially open on January 31st and we can hardly wait to get started.

This year’s schedule will offer 2 weeks of spring camp running March 25-April 5 and summer camp weeks will start June 10th and run through August 30. There will be a special prorated 3-day week July 1-3 to not interfere with any 4th of July plans you may have.

As always, all camps are filled on a first come, first served basis so please be sure to register early to ensure your spot.

Keep an eye out for our 2013 camp brochure coming out soon and be sure to register for camp starting January 31 at www.watersportscamp.com. We are super excited and looking forward to a great camp season!

SPRING 2013 CAMP DATES(2 weekly sessions) 1 March 25-29, 2013 2 April 1-5, 2013 SUMMER 2013 CAMP DATES(12 weekly sessions) 1 June 10-14, 2013 2 June 17-21, 2013 3 June 24-28, 2013 4 July 1-3, 20133-day weekNO CAMP JULY 4-5 5 July 8-12, 2013 6 July 15-19, 2013 7 July 22-26, 2013 8 July 29-August 2, 2013 9 August 5-9, 2013 10 August 12-16, 2013 11 August 19-23, 2013 12 August 26-30, 2013

MBAC’s New Year’s Resolutions

We are all anticipating a great 2013 and many of us are making resolutions to help us lose weight, spend more wisely, or make other positive changes in our lives.  At MBAC we have some resolutions of our own to improve programs, offer more services, and become a better organization.  We thought we’d share some of those resolutions with you and ask for your feedback on anything we may have missed. Read More

University Credit Classes enrolling now

If you plan on taking an MBAC class this semester for university credit, now is a good time to add the unit and avoid having to use an add code or submit a late add form. MBAC’s semester-long University Credit Classes  are one of the best values at MBAC and a great way to get out on the water.

While taking the class for credit is optional, many SDSU and USD students take the class for a grade, or as a credit/no credit elective.  SDSU students earn 1 unit of credit in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and USD students earn .5 units in Education Recreation for each University Credit Class class they complete.

You can certainly choose to show up to the first day and pick up an add code or have a late add form signed, but many students prefer the convenience of registering for the units in advance through SDSU’s Web Portal, or USD’s MySanDiego, and ensuring their spot in the class (SDSU American Language Institute students must add the unit via late add forms.)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SDSU STUDENTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR USD STUDENTS

Whether you take the class for credit, or just take it for fun, MBAC’s University Credit Classes are a great way to make your semester something special.