Swim Sail Science
Swim Sail Science is a 5-week summer program for Boston children that blends academic support with sailing lessons, swimming instruction, and hands-on marine and physical science.
Swim Sail Science is designed to make learning fun, to support social emotional and academic growth, and to help kids develop the tools they need to succeed in school, work, and life. Swim Sail Science is part of the Boston-wide Summer Learning Project, a partnership between youth development programs like Courageous and Boston Public Schools. It is focused on supporting 4th and 5th grade Boston Public School students identified as being vulnerable to the cumulative effects of summer learning loss.
Students in SSS learn to sail and swim; they make progress in math, science and English language arts with help from BPS teachers; and every student receives daily transportation and meals, all at no cost to their families. No prior sailing or swimming experience is necessary for students to attend. At this time, registration is limited to students who attend the Harvard-Kent, Warren Prescott, Eliot or Orchard Gardens elementary schools.
After two summers, Swim Sail Science students skip ahead to our summer youth program’s “Step 2”, where they will continue learning how to sail while also participating in enrichment activities, like marine science classes, building solar boats, and swimming.
7:50-8:15 AM Arrive at Pier 4 and eat breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 Math
9:15 – 10:15 English Language Arts
10:15 – 11:30 Swimming
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:45 Sailing
2:45 – 3:00 Debrief
3:00 – 3:15 Dismissal
*Swim Sail Science operates on a rotating block schedule, so every day will be slightly different.