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!
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Expanding youth sailing beyond its traditional summertime boundaries, Courageous has a growing range of spring and fall offerings.
We have spring and fall programs specifically tailored to the needs of local public schools, advanced after-school programs for our summer sailors who want a little extra practice, and programs for groups of first-time sailors who want a taste of what it feels like out on the water.
This program in Jamaica Plain is open to students who have sailed with us during the summer in Step 3 or above. This is an open time for students to practice the new skills learned over the course of the summer. Some sessions may have a specific focus, such as racing or cruising. After-School sailing is at Jamaica Plain locations.
Courageous Sailing partners with public schools throughout the city to offer specially tailored programs that will enhance your students' experiences. These programs are offered at Jamaica Plain only and schools must be Boston Public Schools. Past school partners include The Young Achievers Pilot School for Math and Science, Codman Academy, and the JP Manning School. To find out if your school can participate, call Kate Henderson at (617) COURAGE ext. 12.
High School Sailing
Several competitive high school sailing teams train at Courageous' sites in Charlestown or Jamaica Pond. Whether a school is putting together a team for the very first time or has an already established team that needs a new place to sail, Courageous has been able to come through for local schools.
Current high schools that sail at Courageous include BB&N, Boston Latin, and Codman Academy. To find out if your high school can participate, call Kate Henderson at 617.COURAGE [268-7243] ext. 12