CYSP

2019 Summer Youth Program Schedule

SLA's 2019 Summer Youth Programs run from June 24 through August 9

2019 CYSP Schedule

2019 Registration is now open! Click here to register.

COMMUNITY YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM

CYSP has inspired and prepared successful young sailors on Squam for close to two decades!  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. We do ask that participants have swimming ability. All programs are open to the entire Squam Lakes community and surrounding area. Membership in the SLA is not required.

Optimist 1: 

  • This is a beginner sailing class for ages 7-10. This class is designed for those who have never sailed before or have only one year of prior experience. Children will learn the basics of the Optimist Dinghy and skills including righting a capsized boat, basic boat-handling, and the points of sail.
  • Half day morning program: 8:30-11:30am.
  • Optimist 1 is offered Weeks 3 & 6 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $235
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

Optimist 2:

  • An intermediate sailing class for ages 7-10. This class is designed for young sailors with at least one year of prior sailing experience. Children will review the basics of sailing learned in Opti 1 and take their knowledge of the Optimist Dinghy to the next level by exploring advanced boat-handling and the technical aspects of the boat.
  • Half day morning program: 8:30-11:30am. 
  • If your child has never sailed before and would like to participate in the Optimist 2 program please contact us.
  • Optimist 2 is offered Week 5 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $235
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

Club Junior 1:

  • CJ 1 is a beginner sailing class for ages 11-14. This class is designed for older sailors who are new to sailing or new to the CJ class. Kids will learn the basics of sailing a typical two person dinghy and skills including righting a capsized boat, basic boat-handling, and the points of sail.
  • Half day afternoon program:12:30-3:30pm.
  • CJ 1 is offered Weeks 3 & 6 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $275
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

Club Junior 2:

  • CJ 2 is an intermediate sailing class for ages 11-14. This class is designed for older sailors with plenty of prior experience. Kids will review the basics of sailing while learning simple sailboat racing skills including rights of way, straight-line speed, and the starting sequence.
  • Half day afternoon program: 12:30-3:30pm.
  • If your child has never sailed before and would like to participate in the Optimist 2 program please contact us. 
  • CJ 2 is offered Week 5 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $275
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

Full Day Mixed Boat Program

  • Our full day, mixed boat sailing class is open to sailors ranging in age from 8-14. In this class we will cover everything from the basics of sailing to intermediate material tailored to each participant. A full day on the water will allow opportunities such as destination sailing on Squam and the use of boats other than Optimists and CJs.  
  • Full day program: 8:30am to 3:30pm. 
  • Full Day Mixed Boat is offered Week 7 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $325
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

Instructor in Training (IIT)

  • Work together with SLA's Sailing Instructors as you inspire a love of sailing in young children. Build leadership skills and learn how to plan the day's activities while maintaining group safety. This is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the next stage of responsible leadership and instruction.
  • This is designed for older sailors (ages 15-17) with plenty of prior experience who want to gain confidence teaching others.
  • IITs gain experience instructing on Optimists and CJs.
  • IIT is offered every week in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost: $100 (Week 1 & 2 $65)
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

NEW THIS YEAR!!!!

Optimist Full Day

  • Open to sailors of any level ages 7-10. In this class we will cover everything from the basics of sailing to intermediate material tailored to each sailor. Access to a full day on the water will allow opportunities such as destination sailing on Squam and the use of boats other than Optimists.
  • Full day program: 8:30am to 3:30pm. 
  • Optimist Full Day is offered Week 1 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $325
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

Club Junior Full Day with Campout

  • Open to campers ranging in age from 11-14 interested in learning about destination sailing. In this class we will cover everything from the basics of sailing to intermediate material tailored to each sailor. Access to a full day on the water will allow opportunities such as the use of boats other than CJs and the opportunity to sail to an island for a campout!
  • Full day program: 8:30am to 3:30pm. 
  • Club Junior Full Day is offered Week 4 in 2019. Click here for the CYSP schedule.
  • Cost $375
  • 10% discount for SLA members at the Family level

IMPORTANT SAILOR INFORMATION:

Learn more by downloading the Parents' Guide to Camp.

Medical & Legal Forms:  You must provide completed forms by June 1, 2019. Forms can be downloaded here. Each camper or sailor must have a current physical exam before his or her session begins.

Equipment List: Please make sure campers and sailors are well prepared. Download equipment list for CYSP here.

Parking:  Please park in the field located between the SLA Resource Center and the Fisher Family Barn and walk over the bridge to the barn.  We ask that you do not park alongside the road of Route 3 to drop-off or pick-up campers.

Camp Discounts: SLA family memberships ($100 annually) include a 10% discount on camps. Become a member at the time of registration to help support SLA’s mission and receive your savings! Please contact our office with your membership ID number to receive your 10% discount code to use at time of Registration.  

Cancellation Policy: A $25 administration fee will be charged for all cancellations. If cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the session, a full refund (minus $25 fee) will be given.  A 50% refund (minus the $25 dollar fee) will be given if made 14 – 30 days prior to programming. Cancellations made less than 14 days will not be refunded.

Scholarships: Each Squam Lakes Watershed school is offered three scholarships that are awarded to deserving students who could benefit from a week of summer fun. The watershed schools include: Ashland, Holderness, Inter-lakes, Moultonborough, Sandwich, and Plymouth. The MJ LaFoley Foundation generously donates one JSLA scholarship to a child from each school who exemplifies outstanding humanitarian qualities. Follow this link, http://www.mjfoundation.org/, to learn more about the MJ LaFoley Foundation. The SLA offers one JSLA and one CYSP scholarship to a child from each school who demonstrates good citizenship. If you are a NH resident and your child does not attend one of these schools there is a separate application process. 

For more information about camps or if you have a question, please contact SLA Director of Education, Leigh Ann Reynolds.

Have you completed one of our programs?  Let us hear your opinions - fill out a program evaluation form found here.