Leadership, Teamwork, Learning, Sailing, Community
Young Mariners Academy is a very unique summer enrichment experience for students entering grades 5-9. There is a strong emphasis on sailing instruction to promote teamwork, leadership, and learning while promoting a close sense of community amongst a culturally, economically, and academically diverse group of students.
Young Mariners is divided into two five-week sessions:
SESSION ONE (June 25 – July 27): Open to students entering grades 6-9, the first session focus on sailing instruction to instill confidence and teambuilding in children. In addition to sailing the students learn about navigation, marine life, weather, and tides and how these key sailing skills relate to school subjects such as math, reading, science, geography, and writing.
SESSION TWO (July 16 – August 17): Open to students entering grade 5, session two will include sailing instruction, but with a greater focus on academic and social growth, especially for children at risk for summer learning loss. Students will follow a rigorous STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum to build their academic abilities and confidence and launch them into the school year with the best chance for success.
Young Mariners Academy Instructors are Stamford Public School teachers and SoundWaters educators with a special understanding of the education and social needs of the students. All sailing instructors are US Sailing certified.
Students must commit to all 5 weeks of the program, have basic swimming skills and be comfortable in the water.
Young Mariners Academy operates out of the SoundWaters Harbor Center in Boccuzzi Park.
Students Entering 5th Grade: July 16 – August 17, 2018
Students Entering 6 – 9th Grade: June 25 – July 27, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
Students may arrive beginning at 8:30am
$2,000 for 5-weeks
Scholarships are available