• Summer Youth Sailing School

    In the words of our wise founder, 'Every child's perspective is improved 50-yards from shore...' Read More

Youth Programs

Courageous annually serves over 1,000 children, ages 8 to 18, out of three sailing venues in the City of Boston: Charlestown Navy Yard, Jamaica Pond, and Camp Harbor View. At our headquarters on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, we operate a "five-step" summertime sailing school program that takes students from "Learn-to-Sail" through "Instructor-in-Training" programs. Each Step in our curriculum includes sailing instruction, environmental education, and leadership training components. The Charlestown site also hosts two programs that provide free sailing and science programming to Boston Public School students. We operate similar though smaller-scale programs at both Jamaica Pond and Camp Harbor View.

We invite you to browse this site to find out more about our summertime and school-year offerings.

Getting Started

Never been sailing? Get ready for the ultimate adventure! In just one lesson you'll be out on the water. If you like it—which we're sure you will—before long you'll be skippering a boat, racing on a team, or cruising around the harbor islands. If you stick with it, one day you could even be a Courageous instructor!  While you're on the water, you're going to learn lots about the environment and get to practice some pretty important life skills, too. From fishing off our pier to overnight island camping trips, you'll be having fun on adventure after adventure, all year long!

Summer Programs School-Year Programs Instructor-in-Training Program FAQs Jobs

Read the website and still have questions? Email your questions to Ashton Smith at ashton@courageoussailing.org or call 617-242-3821.

Jobs at Courageous

Work for Courageous

At Courageous we are committed to making the highest quality sailing education accessible to the community. We rely on instructors and staff members who are both great sailors and great teachers, super dedicated and hardworking, able to handle any number of unexpected surprises the day throws their way, and enjoy working in outdoors (most of the time). Even on the most challenging days, we still think this is a great place to work because of the role we play in the community, the opportunities we offer to kids and adults, and of course the best views of Boston from land or sea.

Current openings are listed to the left. See which one works for you. We look forward to seeing you down on the Pier.

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