Swim, Sail, Science!

Age Rising 3rd and 4th graders
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 5-week session per child per summer. Closed enrollment. Must be referred by a partnering Boston Public School.
Daily Schedule

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

Dates Mon 07/06/15 - Fri 08/07/15 (tentative)
Locations Charlestown and Jamaica Pond (transportation may be available for both locations)
Cost $0
 To Register: To receive announcements about registering for the 2015 SSS program, complete this form.

Course Description:

(01/29/15 Note: At this time, program details have not been finalized. Thank you for your patience as we work to make the 2015 program possible!)

This five-week 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 2015 Summer Learning Project is not open to the general public. Registration for the 2015 Swim Sail Science program will be conducted at select Boston Publics Schools. Please return to this website in late February 2015 for more information on which schools we will be working with.

Check out video of the 2013 Summer Learning Project Program.