Hi, we’re Jack and Swain – Brothers and Partners in RELYance Skim Camp
After two very successful years managing RELYance, we are so excited for our third summer of camp! We started attending RELYance as campers and have been camp counselors for seven years. You can expect the same awesome experience with us in charge of the 2023 season.
Camp registration for 2023 is live! Check our schedule for details on camp dates.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: What’s it like at Skim Camp?
Answer: Each morning we meet in the parking lot at Tower Road, check-in, and fit campers with their boards. After a short warmup session, campers get a focused period of individual and group skimboarding instruction. We take breaks for beach games, water, and food, as needed.
Question: How old should my child be to attend camp?
Answer: Children should be SIX years old to register. They should be swimmers and ready for a 4-hour stretch on the beach focused on skimming. You know your child best. Please contact us regarding special circumstances.
Question: How long has the camp been around?
Answer: Tom and Dave Bracht started RELYance in 2014 and have created an awesome camp experience for young skimmers in Sussex County, DE. In addition to RELYance, the Brachts are busy growing their custom board business, Brother Surfcrafts. Enter Jack and Swain Lee, also brothers! Jack and Swain attended RELYance Skim Camp for years and then became camp counselors. In 2021, Jack and Swain started as head counselors, running camp each day.
Question: What if I don’t have a skimboard?
Answer: No board? No problem! RELYance Skim Camp has over 30 boards for campers to use a variety of boards in different weights and sizes to fit every new skimboarder. And when you’re ready, we can even help you buy your first board to make sure you make the right investment.
Question: What does RELYance provide?
Answer: We provide water refills. COVID restrictions prevent RELYance from providing food and snacks to groups. All weekly campers receive a FREE t-shirt.
Question: What should campers bring with them?
Answer: Please pack a small bag with a towel, a drink, and lunch. Please apply sunscreen before you drop off. We would be happy to help campers re-apply.
Question: What happens if it rains?
Answer: RELYance will announce the decision to cancel or delay the start of camp due to bad weather by 8 a.m., and you will be notified by text, email, and/or phone call. If weather forces a total cancellation, we will extend camp hours over the following days to make up the time. If you cannot attend, we’ll issue a credit toward a future date. If it rains when you are scheduled for a private lesson, we will contact you to schedule a new day/time. There are no refunds for weather delays or cancellations.
Question: Is the camp insured?
Answer: Yes, RELYance is fully insured. However, all campers and anyone taking a private lesson must sign a waiver. There are no exceptions.