Course Descriptions

 

 

Covid has changed many things, and the way we can safely offer courses is just one of those.

Please read course descriptions and requirements carefully.

There will be 3 Youth Sailing Sessions this summer: July 5-15, July 19 - 29, and August 2 - 12. You may register for as many as you like, but must indicate which sessions you are registering for on the registration form.

Adult Sail and Swimming are 6 week courses starting July 5 end ending August 12. 

STEM Camp can be taken in person, virtually, or as a hybrid. The 6 subjects are broken into 1 week/4 day segments beginning July 5. Like youth sailing, you may pick and choose the sessions.

 

Registration is first-come-first-served by mail and accompanied by your deposit check. Deposits will 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.

Family Discounts of 10% will be given for sibling groups of 3 or more.

Enrollment numbers may change depending upon NYS and US Sailing guidance available at the time.

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

NYS SAFE BOATING      

$10 facility fee, donations accepted

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

8 hours classroom instruction plus exam

Course 1: June 26 & 27 from 9am - 1pm

Course 2: July 12, 13, 14, 15 from 5 - 7 pm

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

Courses will be held at Henderson Harbor Performing Arts Association

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    

6 Week Program M/W class times listed below 

Tuition - $80  Deposit of $20 will be applied to tuition

ages 3 years and up

 max. class size 8

Classes are taught in Henderson Harbor.

A parent or guardian must remain on-site, safely distanced and masked, at the swimming area. 

Parent/ guardian is required to be in the water with Level 1 & 2 students

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

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

Level 3 students must be able to swim on their own

~ Level 3: Stroke Readiness: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 

~ Level 4: Stroke Development: 12:45 - 1:30 pm

~ Level 5: Stroke Refinement: 1:45 - 2:30 pm

~ Level 6 & 7: Advanced Swim: 2:45 - 3:15 pm

 

STEM CAMP

In-person or Virtual 

Six 1 week Sessions M/T/W/Th 4:15 - 5:15pm

Ages 7+

Max. 8 In-person Students

Tuition - $40 per week, pre-registration required Deposit of $20 will be applied to tuition

Hands on or Virtual explorations of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math as relates to the marine and boating topics listed below. Materials for projects/experiments will be sent to Virtual Students. 

Masks required in classroom.

~ Week 1 - All About Water

~ Week 2 - Creatures of the Lake

~ Week 3 - What Makes Weather

~ Week 4 - Simple Machines on Boats

~ Week 5 - Why Boats Go

~ Week 6 - Exploring Wind

 

SEA SQUIRTS SAILING

2 week sessions M/T/W/Th  10:00am - Noon                                                  

Tuition - $160 per 2 week session  Deposit of $50 per session will be applied to tuition

ages 5 - 7 years 

min. 5 - max. 8 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 and neck gaiters required in boats. Masks required in classroom.

 

SEAFARERS SAILING

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

Tuition - $160 per 2 week session  Deposit of $50 per session will be applied to tuition.

ages 7 - 9 years

Age 7 must have 1 or more years prior SeaSquirts 

min. 5 - max. 8 students

Sailing basics taught using US Sailing Skills Up criteria. Students must be comfortable in the water & able to swim wearing a life jacket. Helmets and neck gaiters required in boats. Masks required in classroom. Junior membership in US Sailing recommended for access to Skills-Up App.

 

BASIC SAILING

2 week sessions M/T/W/Th 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuition - $240 per 2 week session. Deposit of $50 per session will be applied to tuition.

ages 10+ years

min. 5 - max. 8 students

Taught using US Sailing curriculum and standards. There are a variety of adventure and fun sailing activities. Concepts are introduced and practiced on land and water. Must be comfortable in the water and able to swim in a life jacket. Helmets and neck gaiters required in boats. Masks required in classroom. Junior membership in US Sailing recommended for access to Skills-Up App. Advancement is based upon demonstrated skill level as determined by US Sailing standards.

 

ADVANCED SAILING

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

Tuition - $240 per 2 week session. Deposit of $50 per session will be applied to tuition.

ages 11+ years

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

min. 5 - max. 8 students

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

 

ADULT SAILING

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

Tuition - $240. Deposit of $50 will be applied to tuition

age 18+

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. 

Masks required in classroom, neck gaiters or masks required on boats.

 

SAIL RACING PROGRAM

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

Tuition - $480 per 2 week session. Deposit of $50 per session will be applied to tuition.

ages 10+ years

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

min. 5 - max. 8 students

Full day program of racing rules and techniques.

Commitment by both student and parent/guardian is required. Regattas available based on comfort level of Staff & Parents. Parents are required to transport students to regattas and remain on-site, appropriately masked and distanced at regattas. Parents who carpool must provide HHWSP with a SafeSports Youth Protection Training certificate. Helmets required in winds over 15 mph or at direction of staff. Junior membership in US Sailing recommended for access to Skills-Up App and is required for some regattas.