Youth Courses for 2017
The Lincolnville Boat Club runs a summer youth program that holds classes Monday thru Friday. Students sail on the warm waters of Norton Pond in Lincolnville, using Vanguard 420s, Optimists, and Lasers, all of which are ideal for safe learning and advancing sailing capabilities. Students also have the opportunity to swim and learn to kayak and row! Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we use our beautiful clubhouse for indoor learning.
We offer two types of youth programming. Our partial day courses are catered towards learning specific sailing skills. Our full day courses are open to all students (no sailing ability requirement), who will have the opportunity to spend all day exploring the pond and ocean with us.
Partial Day courses: The Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced** classes focus exclusively on sailing and improving sailing skills.
** Sign-Up for Advanced Courses requires contacting LBC, please call or email to inquire about clearance for this course.
|Mon-Fri||June 26-30||July 3-7*||July 10-14||July 17-21||July 24-28||July 31 - Aug. 4||Aug. 7-11||Aug. 14-18|
(T & Th, 4pm-7pm) $55
* July 3-7: Please note these courses run for only 4 days, Tuesday is a holiday and there will be no LBC camp. For this reason, prices are lowered for this week only. Partial day, $105; Full day, $210
This course is open to students who have never sailed before or are not confident enough in their sailing abilities to enter an intermediate course. It focuses on providing kids with a fun opportunity to learn and feel comfortable and safe on the water. Students spend the majority of their time learning to use a tiller and rudder, tacking, jibing, and knot tying. Swimming and rowing are additional activities.
Hours: 9-12; Ages: 8 -12; Cost: $130
This course is for those students who already have the rudimentary skills of sailing down pat and want to progress. Sailing 420s and Lasers, students will spend their time focusing on points of sail, sailing upwind, jibing, and the basics of racing. Open to students who have completed a sailing course before.
Hours: 1-4 pm; Ages: 10+; Cost: $130
This course is for those sailors who have great sailing skills. Two evenings a week (Mon and Tues), advanced students join up with our adult program and attend a ½ hour sailing lesson, and then spend the next few hours on the water. Emphasis will be on learning racing technique, methods for righting capsized boats, sailing in specific conditions, and sailing on your own.
Hours: 4 - 7 pm (Mon and Tues)
Hours: 4-7 pm (Mon and Tues); Ages: 10+ (permission required); Cost: $55
All Day Courses
The Water Adventure course is open to all skill levels. Using a U.S. Sailing Textbook, we instruct in all topics necessary to sail with confidence. A typical day will include sailing instruction, actual sailing, relevant games, and water activities. Students will be able to kayak, row, sail, swim, and explore Norton Pond and Megunticook Lake. There may be short, interactive lessons on islands, compasses, lobstering, boat building, or ocean sailing. This is a full day class and students should come prepared with lunch and extra clothing.
Hours: 9-4; Ages: 8-12; Cost: $260
- For students who spend multiple weeks with us, we offer a 5% discount.
- There is also a 5% discount for signing up with friends or with siblings.
- We provide tuition assistance. No student is refused his or her desire to spend a week at LBC! However tuition assistance can only be applied to one week of camp.
- NEW FOR 2017! As we continue to grow, we now limit the number of courses your child can attend during the summer. Please sign your child up for a MAX of 4 weeks.
- Annual LBC Cookout tentatively scheduled for August 15th. All our invited!