Summer Youth Programs: JSLA & CYSP

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:30pm

Summer Adventure and Nature Camp:

Since 1955, the Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) has introduced young people to the unique resources in the Squam Lakes region and beyond. Through paddling, hiking, swimming, environmental education campers develop a strong sense of self, community and place. JSLA fosters a life-long love and sense of stewardship for the natural world. As we build on the JSLA tradition we work to enhance the SLA Youth Program experience. All programs are open to the entire Squam Lakes community and surrounding area. Membership in the SLA is not required.

 

Summer Youth Sailing Program:

Our Community Youth Sailing Program has inspired and prepared successful young sailors on Squam for close to two decades! We believe in promoting the three "S's" of sailing: Stewardship, Sportsmanship and Skills.  Our programs are taught to the level of each child and include all aspects from classroom instruction to hands-on water training and learning. By the end of the session, students are typically able to fully rig and sail the boats on their own. Our instructional fleet includes Optimist class boats for younger, less experienced sailors; and  Club Junior and Lightning class boats for older, more experienced sailors along with a sunfish and JY boats to round out the fleet. This program is instructional - we encourage parents to fully discuss this with their children prior to enrollment.