|Age||8 to 12-years-old|
|Swim Requirement||None. Weak and non-swimmers welcome. Swimming classes are provided by the Charlestown YMCA and the Curtis Hall Community Center (Jamaica Plain).|
|Experience Requiment||No experience necessary. New sailors welcome.|
|Limits||One 3-week session per child per summer. Closed enrollment. Must be referred by a partnering school.|
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM*, Monday - Friday
*drop off begins at 8:00 AM at the Harvard-Kent School; 3:30 pick-up also from the Harvard-Kent; extended day option available [more info on extended day]
||Mon 07/07/14 - Thu 07/24/14; Tue 07/29/14 - Fri 08/15/14 (tentative)|
|Locations||Charlestown and Jamaica Pond (transportation is available for both locations)|
This three-weeks long program is a great way to introduce your child to Boston's waterways. The program is designed to build students' confidence around water, knowledge of water and boating safety, and appreciation of the natural environment.
As part of our Summer Sailing School, we operate two other summer programs: the Summer Learning Project (SLP) and SwimSailScience (SSS). Both programs specifically target Boston Public School students identified as being at risk for summer learning loss. The students in these programs receive transportation, two meals each day, and lessons in swimming, sailing, and science, all at no cost to their families. No prior sailing or swimming experience is necessary for students to attend. Unlike our "Step" programs, students must be referred by their schools in order to register. Past Boston Public School partners for the Summer Learning Project have included the Harvard-Kent, Warren-Prescott, Adams, Haley, and Young Achievers.
Note: Registration for the 2014 Summer Learning Project is closed. Registration for the 2014 Swim Sail Science program will be conducted at select Boston Publics Schools. Please return to this website in February 2014 for more information on which schools we will be working with.