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.
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!
Read the website and still have questions? Email your questions to Ashton Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-242-3821.
Important Dates for Registered Students:
*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!
Courageous Sailing Summer Youth Program!
To confirm your attendance:
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.
(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.
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.
Download the Enrollment Form for further instructions.
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.
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
*This form (click to download) completed by a lifeguard after watching your child swim.