Course Descriptions

 

 

 

Registration is first-come-first-served by mail, accompanied by your non-refundable deposit check. Deposits will only be returned if space is not available or program is canceled.

Waiting lists will be maintained for all programs.

Scholarships are available, based upon need, to full time residents of Jefferson County and Active Duty Military families. Application form can be found under Registration Tab on this website.

Enrollment numbers may change depending upon guidance available at the time.

Registration and required forms are found under the Register tab on this site.

Based on mandates in place at the time, neck gaiters in boats and masks in classrooms may be required.

NYS SAFE BOATING      

$10 Facility Fee ~ Donations to HHWSP accepted

 ages 10 years - adult                min. 8 - max. 20 students

8 hours classroom instruction plus exam

Course 1: June 18 & 19 from 9am - 1pm

Course 2: July 27, 28, 29, 30 from 5 - 7 pm

Ending times for exam days may vary depending upon length of time needed to complete exams

NYS requires anyone born on or after 1/1/1993, who operates a power driven vessel, and anyone age 14 or older who operates a PWC, to successfully complete this, or a similar approved course. By 2025, Safe Boating certificate will be mandatory. There are NYS fees for processing adult paperwork & adding icons to driver’s licenses.

 

SWIMMING    

Tuition $80 

Non-Refundable Deposit of $40 will be applied to tuition 

ages 3 years and up

 max. class size 10

Classes are taught in Henderson Harbor. A parent or guardian but remain on site, at/near the swimming area. Parent/guardian is required to be in the water with Level 1 & Level 2 students.

~ Level 1: Water Exploration: 1:15 - 1:45 pm 

~ Level 2: Primary Skills: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Level 3 students must be able to swim on their own

~ Level 3: Stroke Readiness: 11:30 am - 12 noon 

~ Level 4/5: Stroke Development: 12:15 - 1:00 pm

 

STEM CAMP

Tuition $40 per week

Non-Refundable Deposit of $20 per week will be applied to tuition

Six 1 week Sessions M/T/W/Th 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Ages 5 - 14 (students will be grouped by age)

Max. 20 Students

Hands on or Virtual explorations of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math as relates to the marine and boating topics listed below. 

~ Week 1 - Lake Ontario Sanctuaries & Treasures

~ Week 2 - Pollution & You

~ Week 3 - Plastics In Our Water

~ Week 4 - Weather In Motion

~ Week 5 - Navigation (How to Find Your Way on the Water)

~ Week 6 - Native & Invasive Species

PRE-SEASON SAILING 

Tuition $240

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 will be applied to tuition

June 27 - 30.       9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ages 10 - 18

min. 6 - max. 12 students

Great way to learn to sail, or get back in the water sooner. Students will be grouped according to skill levels. Must be comfortable in the water and able to swim in a life jacket. Helmets required in boats. 

SEA SQUIRTS SAILING

Tuition $160 per 2 week session

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 per session will be applied to tuition

                                                   2 week sessions M/T/W/Th  9:30 - 11:30 am                                                 

ages 5 - 7 years 

min. 5 - max. 10 students

Fun in boats - Basic sailing fundamentals are introduced through games and activities. Students must be comfortable in the water & able to swim wearing a life jacket. Helmets required in boats. 

 

SEAFARERS SAILING

Tuition $160 per 2 week session

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 per session will be applied to tuition

2 week sessions M/T/W/Th    1:00 - 3:00 pm

ages 7 - 9 years

Age 7 must have 1 or more years prior SeaSquirts 

min. 5 - max. 10 students

Sailing basics taught using US Sailing criteria. Students must be comfortable in the water & able to swim wearing a life jacket. Helmets required in boats. 

 

BASIC SAILING

Tuition $240 per 2 week session

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 per session will be applied to tuition

2 week sessions  T/Th   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

ages 10+ years

min. 5 - max. 12  students

Taught using US Sailing curriculum and standards. A variety of adventure and fun sailing activities are included. Must be comfortable in the water and able to swim in a life jacket. Helmets required in boats. Junior Membership in US Sailing is recommended for access to Skills-Up App. Advancement is based upon demonstrated skill level as determined by US Sailing standards.

 

ADVANCED SAILING

Tuition $240 per 2 week session

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 per session will be applied to tuition

2 week sessions M/W 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

ages 11+ years

Must have 2+ years prior Basic Sailing or permission of  Senior Staff

min. 5 - max. 12  students

A continuation of skills and activities from Basic Sailing taught using US Sailing curriculum and standards. A variety of boats and activities will be included.Helmets required in winds over 15 mph or at  discretion of Staff.  Junior membership in US Sailing recommended for access to Skills-Up App. 

SAIL RACING PROGRAM

Tuition $480 per 2 week session

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 per session will be applied to tuition

2 week sessions M/T/W/Th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Must have 2 years prior sailing experience or permission of Director or Senior Staff

Min. 4 students

Want to go fast? Travel and compete with other regional programs? This is the class for you! Open to students interested in challenging themselves and participating in competition. Participation in Thursday night fun racing is expected. Participation in Inter-Club and regional racing is encouraged. Regatta participation to be determined by availability of transport, comfort level, and availability. Students will join Advanced Sail class for some activities, but mostly work within their own group on racing concepts and techniques. Helmets are required.

Commitment by both student and parent/guardian is required. Unless prior arrangement is made, Opti and Laser parents are needed to help transport boats and students. 420 parents with appropriate vehicles are asked to help transport boats and students.

Students may use HHWSP boats, or bring their own. Privately owned boats are subject to inspection and approval of HHWSP. 

Regatta fees, if any, are at the expense of the participant. Scholarships are available for such fees. Centrals and Junior Olympics require participants nd coaches to tent or stay at a hotel. Parent chaperones are required for those events.

 

ADULT SAILING

Tuition $240 for 6 weeks

Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 will be applied to tuition 

6 week session M/W 5:30 - 7:30 pm

age 18+

Max. 10 students

2 students per boat with instructor

Learn to sail, or enhance skills. Progress at your own pace. No experience needed. Swim test, in PFD, are required. Students should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim with a life jacket on.