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Course Descriptions

 

Registration is first-come-first-served by mail, accompanied by a registration form and 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.

Need based Scholarships are available to full time residents of Jefferson County.

Application form can be found under Registration Tab above.

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

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

 

 

NYS SAFE BOATING      

No cost - Donations to HHWSP are encouraged 

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

8 hours classroom instruction plus exam

 

Available dates and registration can be found on: parks.ny.gov/boating

Registration can only done online at the above website.

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 for anyone operating a vessel, of any size or kind, with a motor or engine.

NYS charges fees for processing adult paperwork & adding icons to driver’s licenses.

 

 

 

SWIMMING    

6 week program - Monday/Wednesday - class times listed below

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 must remain on site, at/near the swimming area.

~ Level 1: Water Exploration: 10:00 - 10:30 am 

~ Level 2: Primary Skills: 10:45 - 11:15 am

~ Level 3: Stroke Readiness: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm  - students must be able to swim on their own

~ Level 4/5: Stroke Development& Refinement: 12:30 - 1:00 pm

 

 

STEM CAMP

Tuition $40 per week

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

Five 1 week Sessions M/T/W/Th 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Ages 5 - 12 

Max. 20 Students per week

Hands on or Virtual explorations of water and boating related Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

 

Week 1 (July 8 - 11)  - All About Lake Ontario

Week 2 (July 15-18) - Catching & Measuring Wind

Week 3 (July 22 - 25) - Invasive Species of Lake Ontario

Week 4 (July 29 - August 1) - Clouds & Storms

Week 5 (August 5 - 8) - Buoyancy & Hull Design

 

SEA SQUIRTS SAILING

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

Tuition $180 per 2 week session

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

ages 5 - 7 years 

min. 5 - max. 10 students

Fun in boats - Sailing fundamentals introduced through a variety of land and water games and activities. Students must be comfortable in the water & able to swim wearing a life jacket.

Helmets required to be worn in boats. 

 

 

SEAFARERS SAILING

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

Tuition $180 per 2 week session

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

ages 7 - 9 years

Age 7 must have 1 or more years prior SeaSquirts experience and approval of director 

min. 5 - max. 10 students

Sailing basics taught using a variety of age appropriate activities.

Students must be comfortable in the water & able to swim wearing a life jacket.

Helmets required to be worn in boats. 

 

 

YOUTH SAILING

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

Tuition $360 per 2 week session

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

ages 9 -17

min. 5 - max. 12  students

Designed for sailors of all experience levels, and taught using US Sailing curriculum and standards. 

Those just starting out will learn basic sailing & rigging, safety on & off the water, and basic marlinspike skills.

More experienced sailors will be grouped according to demonstrated skill levels.

All sailors progress, as they demonstrate skills, at their own speed. 

Must be comfortable in the water, and able to swim in a life jacket.

Helmets required for beginning sailors and recommended for all sailors.

Participation in Friday night junior racing is encouraged.

 

 

YOUTH RACING PROGRAM

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

Tuition $480 per 2 week session

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

Ages 8 - 17

min. 4 students

Students must be able to demonstrate basic skill levels.

Open to students interested in challenging themselves and participating in competition.

Participation in Friday night Junior Racing is expected.

Participation in InterClub and regional racing is encouraged.

Regatta participation is determined by desire, availability of transport, and available parents/volunteers  

Racing students work within their own Groupon racing rules, concepts, and techniques. Racers may join advanced youth sailors for skill building drills, exercises, or special events.

Parental involvement is needed for InterClub regattas.

Regional Regatta fees, when required, are at the expense of each participant. Need based scholarships are available for regatta fees.

 

 

ADULT SAILING

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

Tuition $260 for 6 weeks

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

age 18+

Max. 8 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, is required. Students should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim with a life jacket on. 

Course may be repeated.

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