Monday, 09 December 2013 16:57

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“Yes, he loved sailing!! He also enjoyed swimming and the science part exploring. He loves the staff too! He comes home talking about everything everyday and is exhausted!”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:57

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“I thank the instructors because not only do they teach us how to sail… they teach us how to be kind hearted and the instructors have big hearts…and every time you walk on the pier they treat you like gold…Courageous made me feel a lot better about myself.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:56

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“The main reason I would come back to Courageous is because all these people, meeting new friends, make you feel like you can talk to them, and they’re just so generous and nice and most of all, is what all the instructors and teachers – they make you feel like family.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:55

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“What I liked most about Courageous Sailing was that I got to steer the boat and because I faced my fear.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:54

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“I love sailing, and sailing makes me feel free.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:54

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“This summer working at Courageous I was given the opportunity to determine my own personal strengths and weaknesses and set goals for myself which I was able to achieve thanks to all the love and support that is offered by everyone at Courageous. Being an IIT has helped me become a more mature person and now I am able to use skills I have learned at Courageous, like creative problem solving and working with others, in my everyday life.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:53

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“My child seems more mature and responsible— I think from having to care for younger children. He was very concerned about arriving on time and not missing days. He’s also opened his own bank account and learned the importance of saving and spending wisely.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:47

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“The reason why I want to come is because the staff determines me to do all these things, and I try… You made me feel determined, and I like how you made me determined to do it.”

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:44

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“The most important thing I learned is that I can do much more than I thought I could.”

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.
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 [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)
Cost $0

Course Description

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.

Check out video of the 2013 Summer Learning Project Program.