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. After two summers, Swim Sail Science students skip ahead to our summer youth program’s “Step 2”. 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; progress in math, science and english language arts with help from BPS teachers; and receive 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.

Course Information

Dates Duration Tuition
7/8 – 8/9 5 weeks
*no class July 22
No cost
Daily schedule:
8:00am – 3:30pm
Extended day:
8am – 5pm (*transportation and meals provided)
What to bring each day


Ashton Smith
Director of Youth Programs and Outreach
(857) 452-1763