Ages 8 to 12
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.
Experience Requiment Open to everyone! No sailing experience required!! Open to children from all over the greater Boston area - unlike our other JP programs, this program is not limited to only Boston residents!
Limits None! Program enrollment is first-come, first-served. Registration will open on March 16.
2015 Dates
  • Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10; 9 am - 3:30 pm daily. (Project theme: Footies!)
  • Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 15; 9 am - 3:30 pm daily. (Project theme: Skateboards!)

*There is no extended day option available for this program.

Locations Jamaica Pond
Cost

$545 per child before May 1. $595 per child after May 1.

No financial assistance is available for this program.

Course Description

Community Boatbuilding and Courageous Sailing are teaming up to host the perfect summer vacation week on Jamaica Pond. It's a week of building things and being active outdoors. Young students will build their very own remote-controlled sailboats called "footies" or wooden skateboards in our woodshop within historic Jamaica Pond boathouse. And at the end of the week, you can take home your masterpiece! Then, they will get to learn basic sailing theory, row, raise and strike the sails, and steer their very own boat under the watchful eyes of our certified sailing instructors. There will even be visits from an aquatic animal specialist to introduce students to the creatures that live in Jamaica Pond.

Space is limited! Book now!

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Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email Youth Program Director, Maura Hackett, at maura@courageoussailing.org.

Ages 8 to 12
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.
Experience Requiment Open to everyone! No sailing or climbing experience required!!
Limits None! Program enrollment is first-come, first-served and handled by our program partners at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville. Visit the BKB Somerville Website to sign up!
2015 Dates
  • Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10; 9 am - 4 pm daily.

*There is no extended day option available for this program.

Locations Charlestown only
Cost $550 per child. No financial assistance is available for this program.

Course Description

Two days of rock climbing. Two days of sailing. One all day quest to a Boston Harbor Island. That’s one epic week!

BKB x Courageous Sailing are teaming up for a rock climbing and sailing cross-program, sure to be the quest of the summer!

Monday and Tuesday at Brooklyn Boulders with bouldering, roped climbing, auto-belays, slacklining and more! Wednesday and Thursday at Courageous Sailing: Young sailors will spend their days learning basic sailing theory and seamanship, raise and strike the sails, steer the boat alongside a certified sailing instructor and learn about Boston Harbor ecology and marine life. They might even have the chance to interact with some sea creatures! Friday on a sailing expedition to a Boston Harbor island, where kids will explore and play team building games!

Space is limited!
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email Youth Program Manager, Shea, at Shea@BrooklynBoulders.com.

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Next Steps & Deadlines

This page contains information to help students and families who have won a spot in the Summer Youth Program via the lottery. Please keep on reading below for next steps more information on how to confirm your seat.
 
#1) Complete the Online Confirmation Form. Due by April 30.
 
To confirm your registration, please begin by completing the online confirmation form (this is where we collect all of our students' emergency contact and medical information):
 
 
#2) Print, sign, and mail the Enrollment Form and pay the balance of your invoice for program fees and/or submit your scholarship application materials.
Due by April 30.
 
You can download this form here: 
 
 
Please complete and submit one for each student in your household.  Each student needs a new form on file at Courageous each year. Mail to: Courageous Sailing, One First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129.
 
The confirmation materials that were emailed or mailed to you contain an invoice number and the total amount due to finalize your child's or children's registration for the summer youth program. You can pay your balance via check, cash, or credit card. Note: At this time we are only able to accept credit cards by phone.
 
See below for more information on how to apply for a scholarship. Note that there is no separate "scholarship application form," only materials that need to be mailed in along with the Enrollment Form.
 
#3) Print, have a lifeguard sign off on, and mail the Proof of Swimming Form.
Due by June 15.
 
You can download this form here: 
 
Please complete and submit one for each student in your household. If you have already submitted this form for a previous program or season at Courageous Sailing, Courageous has it on file and there is no need to submit another.

Scholarship Applicants: please submit one or more of the following along with your mailed enrollment & release forms: 

    • 2014 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

 

2015 Course Fees & Payment

If you have received confirmation that your child has been admitted to the Summer Youth Program, you can make your payment online below.

 

 

Payments may also be made by Credit Card via telephone (617-242-3821 x12) or by sending a check to: Courageous Sailing, One First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129.

 

10% Sibling Discount: For families paying course fees for more than one child, we offer a 10% discount on the course fees for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. children registered. If different amounts are due for each child, the highest course fee is due in full, and the discount applies to the rest. The discount does not apply if you have been awarded a scholarship. Please also note that the 10% discount applies to course fees only. The discount does not apply to the admin or extended day fees.

 

Step 1 (1 week session)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Online Confirmation & Enrollment Forms
Scholarship Materials

Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance

AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $100 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $200 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Steps 2 & 3 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Online Confirmation & Enrollment Forms
Scholarship Materials
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $250 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $550 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Step 4 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Online Confirmation & Enrollment Forms
Scholarship Materials
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $300 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $600 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required
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