• Explore. Learn. Sail! Low-cost, high-quality programs that connect city youth with Boston Harbor and Jamaica Pond. Youth Sailing
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  • Work at Courageous

    The 2015 season is just around the corner, which means there is an opportunity for you to come spend your summer working at Courageous. You'll be outside and on the water with a great staff and sailors from age 8 and up. This could be the start of your lifelong passion for teaching sailing, educating, and organizing in your community. Read More
  • Leadership + Growth

    Through this 7-week summer job-training program, students make the transition from student to instructor, developing their abilities to teach, lead, and inspire the next generation of Courageous kids. Read More
  • Environmentalism at Courageous

    Courageous is wind powered, but we do more than just use natural energy sources. For the past several years, our young sailors have been learning about marine biology and ocean cleanup from our own Environmental Educators and award-winning partners. Read More
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    As 2014 draws to a close, Courageous is celebrating a successful year of teaching sailing and more to Boston kids, and looking ahead to next year. Please consider supporting Courageous in our mission to provide high-quality summer learning opportunities for the kids who need them most by making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal before December 31. Read More
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2011 Summer Youth Program Registration

The 2011 Summer Youth Program application period closed on 3/21/2011. Registration/Waitlist confirmation letters were mailed on 4/19/2011.*

Important Dates for Registered Students:
  • Blue Enrollment Form Due: May 9, 2011
  • Payments Due: May 9, 2011
  • Last day for Cancellation & Refund: June 15, 2011
  • Last day to Submit Proof of Swimming: June 15, 2011

*Please Note: Confirmation letters regarding registration and waitlist status were mailed on April 19, 2011. Please allow one week from that date (until April 26) for delivery prior to calling the office if you suspect that your confirmation did not reach you. Thank You!

Instructions for Registered Students



Welcome to the
Courageous Sailing Summer Youth Program!

To confirm your attendance:

(1) Enrollment Form - Due May 9

Even if you are in Sailing 101, please return "Summer Youth Program Enrollment Form" (the blue piece of paper in your enrollment confirmation letter) to Courageous by Monday, May 9, 2011.

On the enrollment form, be sure to indicate whether or not you would like your child to attend the free Extended Day Program, and sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

Download an Extra Copy of the"2011 Summer Youth Program Enrollment Form"

(2) Apply for a Scholarship - Due May 9

The Scholarship Application may be found under Section 5 of the Enrollment Form, which is due by May 9, 2011.

Remember: If your child has been registered for Sailing 101, there is no need to apply for a scholarship.

(3) Make your Tuition Payment - Due May 9

Download the Enrollment Form for further instructions.


Click here to make an online credit card payment via PayPal.

See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more explanation of the payment process.

Remember: If your child has been registered for Sailing 101, there is no need to make a payment/deposit.

Note that no refunds on course fees will be granted after June 15, 2011.

(4) Submit Proof of Swimming - Due June 15

Courageous Sailing requires that all youth program sailors be able to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds.

As proof of your child's swimming ability,a photocopy of one of the items listed below must be submitted to us by June 15:

* YMCA Certificate of Completion for Polywog Level or above
* Red Cross Certification of Completion for Level V or above
* Boy/Girl Scouts Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge

* Letter stating swimming ability signed by lifeguard on pool letterhead

*This form (click to download) completed by a lifeguard after watching your child swim.


If you have any questions you can: (1) check out our FAQ page or (2) call or email Kate Henderson, the Youth Programs Director at 617-242-3821 x12.

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