• Convenient and affordable courses, lessons, and memberships for all experience levels and interests. Sailing for Adults + Families
  • Explore. Learn. Sail! Low-cost, high-quality programs that connect city youth with Boston Harbor and Jamaica Pond. Youth Sailing
  • Sailing and rowing for kids, adults, and families on this beautiful pond located in the heart of Boston. Jamaica Pond
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Youth Program

2012 Summer Youth Program Fees & Scholarship Eligibility

 

IMPORTANT

Payment for 2012 need not be made until AFTER enrollment confirmations have been sent post-lottery.

 

Scholarship Eligibility

Our course fees are on a "sliding scale" based upon a family's Annual Household Income or the Adjusted Gross Income.  See below tables describing the fees and sliding-scale for each course.

The registration and lottery process for admitance to the Courageous Sailing Summer youth programs is “Need-Blind.” This means that admission, in no respect, is based on ability to pay. Scholarships are readily available for all who qualify.

Extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration should a family choose to share them with our staff. All financial and personal information is kept confidential.

 

Attention Scholarship Applicants:

After March 1, 2012, please contact Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs (617-242-3821 x12) to confidentially request an application form. Forms may also be downloaded here on that date.

Please also be prepared to submit one or more of the following with your application form:

  • 2011 Federal Income Tax Form 1040
  • Proof of being on a government assistance program (see FAQ)

Note: No scholarship application will be processed without copies of one or more of the above documents. This information will be reviewed solely by the Youth Program Director, the Executive Director and their administrative assistants. After review, these sensitive documents will be destroyed immediately.

  • OPTIONAL: Attach a separate page detailing any other information that may be helpful in determining financial need for extenuating circumstances


Step 1 (1 week)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Enrollment Form
Required
Scholarship Form
Required

Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
Required

AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Yes Yes Yes
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $75 $0 10% Yes Yes Yes
$135,000 < AGI $10 $175 $25 10% Yes No No

 

Step 2, 3, 4 (3 weeks)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Enrollment Form
Required
Scholarship Form
Required
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
Required
AGI < $65,000 $25 $0 $0 N/A Yes Yes Yes
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $25 $200 $25 10% Yes Yes Yes
$135,000 < AGI $25 $500 $75 10% Yes No No

 

 

If possible, please consider supporting another student.

It costs approximately $650 per week per child for Courageous Sailing to operate its summer youth program. Our summer program fees have been generously underwritten by donors including the City of Boston, the business community, charitable foundations, our adult student/members, and individual participants like yourselves.

We respectfully request that families of means consider paying the full cost per student to Courageous or underwriting the cost of another less fortunate child to sail with us. Thank you very much for your generosity and thoughtful consideration.

For more ways to support Courageous and its mission, visit our "Join In" page.

 

 

Questions?

If you have any questions you can: (1) check out our FAQ page or (2) call or email Kate Henderson, the Youth Programs Director at 617-242-3821 x12.

 

 

Youth Program Locations

Courageous sails out of three locations in Boston - Charlestown Navy YardJamaica Pond, and Camp Harbor View (on Boston's Long Island).  What happened to the Courageous program at UMass Boston?

Reefing during the Summer Youth Program in Charlestown
Charlestown

Our Charlestown facility operates year-round and houses our executive, administrative and program staff. This location processes registrations and leads our fundraising and program development efforts. The Courageous Boathouse is located on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, a short walk from North Station, the Bus Route 93 Navy Yard/Gate 4 bus stop, or the Long Warf F4 water shuttle that departs near the Blue Line's Aquarium T station.

Jamaica Pond

Courageous is pleased to offer youth and adult sailing on Jamaica Pond in cooperation with the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation. The summer youth program at Jamaica Pond is open to Boston residents only. The Jamaica Pond Boathouse is located at the intersection of the Jamaica Way and Pond Street, a one and one-half mile walk from the Orange Line's Green Street T Stop, and is also on bus routes 39, 41 and 48. For more info on Jamaica Pond, click here.

Camp Harbor View

Courageous now operates a summer sailing program for campers at Boston's Camp Harbor View on Long Island. For more information on the camp, visit www.campharborviewfoundation.org, or visit the Boys and Girls Club of Boston at www.bgcb.org.

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