Wednesday, 16 April 2014 23:02

For Registered Step Program Students Only

This page is for students registered in the 2016 Summer Youth Program Only:

Next Steps and Deadlines

Welcome to the Courageous Summer Youth Program!

Deadline #1: April 30, 2016

Confirm your Participation

Step 1: Complete the Online Confirmation Form at bit.ly/letsgosailing

Step 2: Complete the Medical and General Liability Waiver for each child online at bit.ly/2016waiver

Step 3: Pay the balance of your invoice for program fees and/or submit your scholarship application materials by April 30. An invoice was mailed to you with your confirmation letter. This amount reflects any anticipated scholarship amount.

  • To apply for a scholarship or submit your scholarship materials, please see "Scholarship Information" below.
  • To make a payment, please see "2016 Fees & Payment" for links to pay your balance via credit card online. Please note that a personalized link was included on the invoice mailed to you.

 

DEADLINE #2:  June 1, 2016

Step 4: Print it, have a lifeguard sign off on, and mail the Proof of Swimming Form by June 1.

You can download this for here: bit.ly/swimform. Please complete and submit one for each student. If you have already submitted this form for a previous program or season at Courageous Sailing, we have it on file and there is no need to submit another.

If you know that your child is not able to swim at least 25 yards (one pool lap) and stay afloat for at least 90 seconds without floatation or other assistance, please call us immediately at 617-242-3821.

 
Scholarship Information:

Please submit one or more of the following by April 30: 

    • 2015 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 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 $105(4day) $125(5day)  $10 N/A Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10

$210(4day) $250(5day)

$25 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 $275 $10 N/A Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $575 $25 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 $315 $10 N/A Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $630 $25 10% Required Not Required Not Required

 

2016 Courses Fees and Payments

An invoice was mailed to you with your confirmation letter. This amount reflects anticipated scholarship amount.  You can pay this invoice via credit card by using the following links.

For families with only 1 participating child please select the link that matches that on your invoice:

For families with more than 1 participating children please pay online at: bit.ly/summeryouthpayment

You can also pay by submitting a check (payable to "Courageous Sailing") or by dropping off cash at Courageous Sailing.  Please include a copy of your invoice.

 

Questions?

Please check out the frequently asked questions pagere : http://couraegoussailing.org/faq

Please review our Summer Youth Program policies here: http://courageoussailing.org/fees

 

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Toni Sacco, the Director of Youth Program at 617-242-3821 x12 or toni@couragesoussailing.org

 

 

Saturday, 15 December 2012 13:13

Volunteer

volunteer

Courageous' first volunteer was Harry McDonough who summoned a small group of volunteers to get the resources and support necessary to create Courageous Sailing Center in 1987. Today, volunteers can help with a variety of tasks at Courageous, especially in preparation for the busy summer season. Courageous schedules "Work Parties" where volunteer work crews help Courageous prepare boats for the season, spruce up the boathouse, etc. Volunteers also contribute to our "Guest Coach" program and not only coach our racing program for a day but also talk about how sailing made a difference in their lives and careers.

Contact us to get involved as a volunteer.

Saturday, 08 December 2012 15:04

Employment - Youth Program

Youth Program Employment Opportunities



In the Courageous youth program, we strive to transform kids' lives through the sport of sailing. Our sailing school's instruction team works not only to foster students' love of sailing, adventure and the outdoors, but also to give them the values, skills and confidence that they will need to thrive in their lives beyond Courageous. The Courageous Youth Programs have opportunities for everyone from aspiring instructors to seasoned outdoor educators and youth program managers. Expand the list below to learn and apply to available positions.

 

Give back. Change Lives. Apply today!

To Apply: 

(1) Compose a cover letter that lists the positions you are interested in, describes your qualifications for these positions and explains why you wish to work at Courageous Sailing.
 
(2)  Update your resume, in a way that highlights any relevant experience in sailing instruction, sailing, teaching, coaching, working with youth, etc. Please also list and/or send photocopies of any relevant certifications.
 
 
(4) In the event that the application form is not working for you, you may also email or mail all of the above application materials to the Director of Youth Programs:

kate@courageoussailing.org

--or--

Attn: Kate Henderson
Director of Youth Programs
Courageous Sailing
One First Avenue
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129
Saturday, 10 January 2009 22:49

Step Program Fees & Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship Eligibility, Application, & Policies

Our course fees are set on a "sliding scale" based upon a family's Annual Household Income or 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.
 
Important
Scholarship applications and payment for 2016 will not be accepted until after enrollment confirmations have been sent in April.

Instructions for Scholarship Applicants:

The scholarship application is contained within the enrollment form that is mailed to each registered student following the lottery. There is no separate scholarship application form.
Please contact the Youth Program Outreach Coordinator (617) 242-3821, ext. 12 with any questions or to obtain an additional copy of the enrollment form. Thank you!
 

Please submit one or more of the following by April 30: 

    • 2015 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. For extra security, please black out Social Security Numbers on any documents you send us.
 
Optional
To your scholarship application form, feel free to attach a separate page detailing any other information that may be helpful in determining financial need for extenuating circumstances.

 

2016 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 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
Enrollment Form
Scholarship Form

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

$105(4day)

$125(5day)

$10 N/A Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10

$210(4day)

$250(5day)

$25 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
Enrollment Form
Scholarship Form
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 $275 $10 N/A Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $575 $25 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Steps 4 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Enrollment Form
Scholarship Form
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 $315 $10 N/A Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $630 $25 10% Required Not Required Not Required

 

 Policies and Procedures

Due to extremely high demand for this program, Courageous Sailing's Summer Youth Program Policies are are aimed at maximizing the number of students able to participate and reducing the number that remain on the wait list.

  • Confirmation Policy: If a family has not confirmed their participation by May 1, Courageous Sailing reserves the right to rescind the student's spot and give it to one of the many children on the wait list.
  • Outstanding Paperwork: Students cannot participate unless the following paperwork has been signed and submitted to Courageous Sailing: Medical and General Liability Waiver, Proof of Swimming Form, and Emergency Contact information. If a student does not have all of these required documents on file by the first day of their session, their spot will be given to one of the children on the wait list.
  • Payment Policy: If a family has outstanding payments one month before a student's session start date, Courageous reserves the right to rescind that student's spot. If your family is unable to make make their full payment by the due date, please contact the Director of Youth Programs to arrange an alternative payment schedule or to learn more about our scholarship application process.
  • Attendance Policy: If your child does not attend the first day of a one-week program or the first week of a multi-week program (without prior notification) then your child’s space will be given to someone on the waiting list for the remainder of the session.
  • Cancellation Policy: If a family that has confirmed their participation in the program decides to cancel their participation, Courageous Sailing must be informed at least two weeks prior to their program start date. If not, that family will not be eligible to participate in the summer youth program the following year. If extenuating circumstances necessitate canceling within two weeks of the program, contact Courageous Sailing immediately.
  • Refund Policy: A full refund will be given to families that cancel their participation prior to two weeks before the start of their program. After that date, no refund will be made except for extenuating circumstances.
  • Class Assignment Policy: In order to provide the best and safest experience possible for each young sailor, Courageous Sailing reserves the right to update class preferences based on student's previous experience and recommendations from their previous year's instructor.

2016 Courses Fees and Payments

An invoice was mailed to you with your confirmation letter. This amount reflects anticipated scholarship amount.  You can pay this invoice via credit card by using the following links.

For families with only 1 participating child please select the link that matches that on your invoice:

For families with more than 1 participating children please pay online at: bit.ly/summeryouthpayment

You can also pay by submitting a check (payable to "Courageous Sailing") or by dropping off cash at Courageous Sailing.  Please include a copy of your invoice.

 

 

Thursday, 08 January 2009 10:59

GEL Custom Leadership Programs

Group Experiential Learning (GEL)

Courageous Sailing offers both regattas and facilitated programs delivered in partnership with Group Experiential Learning, the nation’s leading provider of sailboat-based management training, leadership development and custom team building programs. GEL is also the official supplier of team building and leadership development programs to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, an organization with deep Courageous Sailing ties.

BoatWorksSM

Boatworks is a customizable, facilitated team building or leadership development experience. BoatWorks leverages a non-racing, multi-sailboat format to get client teams gelling as they battle the wind, the currents, their collective anxieties and a special group challenge, all under the watchful eyes of our professional coaching staff. The BoatWorks challenge is similar to an obstacle course, but individual boats can’t go it alone. Success requires extensive collaboration between sub-teams via hand-held radios. >>> more

Request a quote for a BoatWorks program or call 1-888-GEL-TEAM to discuss your specific objectives with a GEL team member

Charting ChangeSM Custom Programs

Over 50% of the programs GEL delivers across the country are customized for clients. GEL creates one, two and three day executive retreats complete with pre-event leadership style and/or team dynamics assessments. GEL also creates celebrity regattas (high end relationship development programs) involving America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and USSTAG athletes. >>> more

Request a quote for a Boston Charting Change program or call 1-888-GEL-TEAM to discuss your specific objectives with a GEL team member.

Corporate Events are a vital source of general operating funds for Courageous Sailing making it possible to open the sport of sailing to thousands of Boston area children. We appreciate your combining your employee development initiatives with support of vital youth programs.
Friday, 25 June 2010 13:27

2010 Make-A-Mark Flyer

Make-A-Mark Flyer
Monday, 09 November 2009 12:16

Courageous Store

Support Courageous Sailing – Order Gill Merchandise

Gill North America and Courageous Sailing have partnered to bring quality sailing gear to the Courageous community! For details on what Gill merchandise you can get through Courageous Sailing, please call 617.242.3821 or email lindsey@courageoussailing.org

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Why order through Courageous?

When you buy Gill merchandise through Courageous, you not only get the gear to go with your sailing lifestyle, you also donate money at the same time. Every time you order through us, we get to keep some of the profit to help continue our work of providing a US Sailing certified program to Boston’s youth each summer.

How exactly does it work?

Head over to www.gillna.com to check out their products, or stop by Courageous to look through our Gill catalog. When you’ve decided on what you want to order, you can contact our office manager with the item number, size, color, quantity and your payment information.

[downloadable order form]

Email Lindsey or call her at (617) 242-3821 ext 11 to put in your order. She processes the orders to Gill, and the products are shipped directly to your home.

Order for the holidays today!

What are you waiting for?  You can order for yourself or buy gifts for the holidays.  Shipping is an additional flat fee of $6 per order.  If you want your products to be shipped in time for Christmas, remember to place your orders by Dec 10!

Show off your Courageous pride!

And don’t forget – you can even get many items embroidered with the Courageous logo!  The charge for embroidery is an additional $4.95.

Just remember to add extra time to the delivery to account for the embroidery – those orders should be placed by December 5th, if you want them in time for the holidays.

Please do not hesitate to call and ask us about our partnership with Gill !!

Call 617.242.3821 or email
lindsey@courageoussailing.org !!

 

 

Thursday, 08 January 2009 11:07

2011 Courageous Challenge

2011courageouschallenge16th Annual

Courageous Challenge Charity Regatta

CLICK HERE FOR THE '11 FLYER
& REGISTRATION FORM!
May 23, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 
6 pm to sunset

For the past sixteen years, the Courageous Challenge has been our most popular and successful corporate fundraiser.

What is the Courageous Challenge?

The Courageous Challenge is a corporate regatta and teambuilding event. By participating, your company is supporting Courageous' free programs for Boston youth, where over 10,000 children have learned to sail over the past eighteen years. Learn more about our youth programs!

How does the Challenge work?

The Challenge Regatta runs for four consecutive Monday nights (June 6, 13, 20 and 27), with a prepartory night of sailing and instruction on May 23.

The first night of the regatta is a "Racing Clinic". The evening includes practice races from 6pm to sunset. We will have coaches on hand to work with you on and off the water, all followed by fun awards and video coverage immediately following the races.

The next four nights are when the competition heats up! Each team races with their respective crews, and Gourmet Caterers provides a light buffet on the Courageous pier at sunset.
On the final night one young sailor from the Courageous Advanced Racing Program will join your team. The Challenge culminates with an awards ceremony and farewell barbecue.

No sailing experience is necessary to compete in the Courageous Challenge. If you request, our experienced and knowledgeable instructor staff will be on hand to show you everything you need to know. Also, keep in mind that the two to three people in your sailboat can change from week to week, this allows for more people to take part in the fun. But many teams have the same people racing each week.

Donation Structure

All Club levels include the application of the campany's name on one of our Rhodes 19s for the entire season.

Skipper’s Club $2,500
Benefits:

5 nights of racing on Boston Harbor.
Donation pays for:

15 children to attend the Courageous Learn to Sail Program.

Commodore’s Club $3,500
Benefits:

5 nights of racing on Boston Harbor.
Company logo in full color on the jib sail.
10 tickets to Courageous Sailing Center’s Make-A-Mark Gala.
Donation pays for:

15 children to attend the Courageous Learn to Sail Program and;
5 children to attend the Courageous Advanced Racing or Cruising Program.

Admiral’s Club $4,500
Benefits:

5 nights of racing on Boston Harbor.
Company logo in full color on the jib sail.
10 tickets to Courageous Sailing Center’s Make-A-Mark Gala.
Donation pays for:

15 children to attend the Courageous Learn to Sail Program;
5 children to attend the Courageous Advanced Racing or Cruising Program, and;
One teenage sailor to attend our Instructor In Training Program.

Monday, 02 February 2009 12:41

Spring 2009 at Volvo Ocean Race

VOR LogoVolvo Ocean Race
Youth Program
Employment
Opportunities

The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to Boston! Be a part of the excitement and help share the adventure with Boston Public School students. For more VOR event information, visit http://www.volvooceanrace.org/.

 

 



Dates of Employment:

  • Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29 (3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, or 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm;
  • Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6 (3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, or 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm);
  • Monday, May 11 through Wednesday, May 13 (3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, or 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Positions Available:

To Apply:

1. Please fill out the youth program instructor applicant contact information form.

2. Please compose a cover letter that lists the positions you are interested in, describes your qualifications for these positions and explains why you wish to work at Courageous Sailing Center.

3. Please attach copies of the following documents: resume, copy of current first aid/cpr certification (if you already have it, copy of any sailing instructor certifications (if you already have it)

4. Email or mail all of the above materials to the Director of Youth Programs:

kate@courageoussailing.org

--or--

Attn: Kate Henderson
Director of Youth Programs
Courageous Sailing Center
One First Avenue
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129
Sunday, 01 February 2009 22:11

Step 5: Instructor-in-Training

Step 5: Instructor-in-Training

The IIT program is an intensive job-training program designed to take young sailors from student to instructor during an seven-week summer session.  Full completion of the IIT program typically takes two summers.  This program will help you master your sailing skills, build your confidence on the water and as a leader, bring together you and your peers as a formidable sailing instruction team.  The IIT program will also prepare you for the industry-standard US Sailing Level 1 instructor certification course by introducing you to some basic instruction techniques and giving you the opportunity to apply them by helping to teach the Courageous Step 1/2 Programs at all three of our sites!

Learn more here

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