Welcome to Youth Summer Programs!

All programs meet in the Chandler Education Building (the red building) on the second floor. We have cubbies available for your child’s backpack or personal items.

Under the title “Messing About in Boats”, we offer two types of classes. For 5-7 year olds we have Lil’ Scuppers. These are half day programs. For 7-10 year olds we have themed, full day camps: Jr. Mariners, Jr. Pirates, Jr. Discoverers, Jr. Mariners. Lil’ Scuppers should bring a snack to camp, while the full day campers should bring a snack and lunch.

For 8-16 year olds taking a half day Learn to Sail program should bring a snack. We have wet & dry suits available or you can bring your own if you like. All day Learn to Sail campers should bring lunch and a snack.

Regardless of which program your child is taking, here is a list of items we recommend they bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Towel
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Change of clothes

Safety is a priority with all Northwest Maritime Center programs. Our program instructors are CPR and First Aid certified, our sailing instructors are certified through U.S. Sailing. Our classes are exciting and a demanding challenge; as such you should make yourself aware of what is happening during class, participate in all activities, and listen to and follow all safety instruction. This is for your safety as well as that of your fellow students. Our boats are well maintained and equipped with all required safety equipment. Due to insurance restrictions, swimming is not allowed during Northwest Maritime Center programs.

Life Jacket Policy
Wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved, and properly fitted, Type III personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, both in the boats and while on the dock, is required.

It’s very important for the entire class that students come to each class. We are not able to make up for missed classes. Sailing is an outdoor activity; be prepared to come to class rain or shine. We cannot guarantee perfect weather but we will sail as much as possible within the confines of our Operating and Safety Procedures and will do land-based learning when weather prohibits being on the water.