Thank you for considering applying to the 7th Annual Never Say Never Pirate Camp
Whether a first time camper and/or volunteer or you’re returning for more fun in the sun and pirate antics, we certainly look forward to your potential involvement and help in making this year’s Pirate Camp the best yet. Please understand that as much as we want to include everyone, our availability is limited by space, resources & needed positions. So due to the high volume of applicants, unfortunately everyone will not be selected, but all applicants will be informed about their status as soon as possible. Also keep in mind that Pirate Camp is completely sponsored and FREE to all participants, including all meals, activities & accommodations for our campers along with their guests & families.
Once selected you can expect a fun filled, action packed, three day weekend, where we’ll be sailing several different kinds of boats, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, fishing & much more.
All camp activities will take place at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, located directly across the street from the host hotel, the Sheraton Sand Key. All needed equipment will be on site and provided so all you’ll need to bring is a good attitude and a ready spirit. Keep in mind we will be on the water everyday so be prepared to get wet. We recommend bringing your bathing suits and clothes that dry easily, as well as plenty of sunscreen to combat being in the sun all day. Although there will be ample opportunity to take needed breaks under shaded areas where we’ll have plenty of ice cold drinks and other activities, such as our arts and crafts tables where the kids can make keep sakes like shark tooth necklaces. A key ingredient to camp is celebrating life, so there will be plenty of music and dancing. One of our favorite events is our annual Pirate Party, where its strongly recommended that everyone dress the part. So be sure to bring your saltiest pirate costumes, and a word to the wise…we tend to take the ‘Pirate’ in Pirate Camp very seriously, which always lends to some truly incredible costumes every year.
Thank you again for your interest. Please know that the entire weekend is only made possible through the efforts of all our many volunteers & families, as well as the support from such organizations as Sailability of Greater Tampa Bay & the Sailing Center, the Pirates of the Care Free Being, all the contributions from our new & returning sponsors, the city of Clearwater and of course the Never Say Never Foundation working year round to fund raise just for this event. We are looking forward to all the fun and excitement in celebrating life with you.
Fair winds & remember, NEVER SAY NEVER!!
PLEASE PRINT OUT AND MAIL IN BEFORE JULY 28TH (4 WEEKS) APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 28TH, LETTERS WILL GO OUT THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST. EMAILED AND UNCOMPLETED APPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.