COMMUNITY YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM
CYSP 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. 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.
Our Sailing Options:
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. Kids will learn the basics of the Optimist Dinghy and skills including righting a capsized boat, basic boat-handling, and the points of sail.This program will run from 8:30-11:30am.
July 10-14, 2017 (4 Spots left)
July 24-28, 2017 (Sold Out)
An intermediate sailing class for ages 7-10. This class is designed for young sailors with at least one year of prior sailing experience. Kids 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. This program will run from 8:30-11:30am. (Please note that if you child has never sailed before but would like to join this week - please let us know by emailing us - click here!)
July 17-21, 2017 ( 6 Spots left)
July 31-August 4, 2017 ( 6 Spots left)
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.This program will run from 12:30-3:30pm.
July 10-14, 2017 (7 Spots Left)
July 24-28, 2017 (5 Spots Left)
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. This program will run from 12:30-3:30pm.(Please note that if you child has never sailed before but would like to join this week - please let us know by emailing us - click here!)
July 17-21, 2017 (6 Spots Left)
July 31-August 4, 2017 (8 Spots Left)
Full Day - Mixed Boat Program
Our new Full Day Mixed Boat Multi-Age sailing class is open to campers ranging in age from 8-14. 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 and CJs. This program will run from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
June 28-30, 2017 (5 DAYS) - 5 Spots Left
August 7-10, 2017 (4 DAYS) - 2 Spots Left
2017 Drop-off and Pick-up Time Changes! Please note that we have changed our PICK-UP TIME for our morning programs to 11:30 am. Please be timely at pick-up.
IMPORTANT CAMPER INFORMATION:
Medical & Legal Forms: You must provide completed forms on the first day of camp. Forms can be downloaded here. Each camper or sailor must have a current physical exam before his or her session begins.
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.
Cancelation Policy: A $25 administration fee will be charged for all cancelations. If cancelation 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. Cancelations made less than 14 days will not be refunded.
Scholarships: Scholarships may be available - for more information or if you know of someone who may benefit please contact our office here by email.
Questions? For more information about camps or if you have a question, please contact Jenne Walker, Director of Education, by email or by phone at: 603-968-7336.
Have you completed one of our programs? Let us hear your opinions - fill out a program evaluation form found here!