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Taught in Jackson Park Outer Harbor, classes are taught in two-week sessions, June through August, and are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. No classes on July 4th. If inclement weather, classes are held indoors. Students must pass a basic swim check.

Student receive both classroom and on-the-water instruction. Classes are taught by US Sailing certified instructors and US Sailing REACH/Stem instructors. Instruction is completed on 420s, Bugs and RS Feva XL sailboats.

JPYC reserves the right to select the appropriate class level in order to ensure that children are in the best level for their age, size and experience.

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Choose the class that is right for you.

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NEW – Spring youth sailing lessons both after-school and weekend sessions for youth ages 8 to 18. Whether a beginner or experienced sailor, this is your chance to get out on the water early starting in May of 2021. Students of all levels receive a total of 12 hours of classroom and on-the-water instruction.

NOTE: Minimum of 6 students required for a session to be held. Maximum of 10 students in a session.··If there is significant interest then, if we have at least 6 students, we may be able to add another group of up to 10 spots during the same session dates.

 

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 8 -18

Sessions:

 

Session 1:· Weekday After School Session Dates·

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

 

Monday May 10th

Thursday May 13th

Monday May 17th

Thursday May 20th

Monday May 24th

Thursday May 27th

 

Session 2:· Weekday After School Session Dates·

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

 

Tuesday May 11th

Wednesday May 12th

Tuesday May 18th

Wednesday May 19th

Tuesday May 25th

Wednesday May 26th

 

Session 3:· Weekend Session Dates

Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (3 hours each day)

May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

 

Session 4:· Weekend Session Dates

Saturdays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (3 hours each day)

May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

 

Cost:

JPYC Members $135 per session

Non-JPYC Members $205 per session

REGISTER HERE

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NEW -- In partnership with Chicago Maritime Arts Center this class introduces students to handling small boats,
water safety, rowing and ecology. This is a great way to get on-the-water and learn about knot tying, boating, and
water safety. 
PLEASE NOTE: This class taught by CMAC staff and volunteers is an introduction to boating skills
and ecology program and not a sailing class."

 

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 10 -14

 

Sessions:

Session 1: Weekday After School Session

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

Monday May 10th

Thursday May 13th

Monday May 17th

Thursday May 20th

Monday May 24th

Thursday May 27th

 

Session 2: Weekday After School Session

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

Tuesday May 11th

Wednesday May 12th

Tuesday May 18th

Wednesday May 19th

Tuesday May 25th

Wednesday May 26th

 

Session 3: Saturdays

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturdays

May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

 

Cost:

JPYC Members $135 per session

Non-JPYC Members $205 per session

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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A 2-week sailing camp taught by US Sailing certified instructors and US Sailing REACH/Stem instructors. Students of all levels receive both classroom and on-the-water instruction.

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 8 -18

Sessions: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 3:30PM (rain OR shine)

Session 1: June 21 – July 2nd

Session 2: July 5 – July 16th

Session 3: July 19 – July 30th

Session 4: Aug 2 – 13th

Session 5: Aug 16 -- 27th

Cost:

JPYC Members $335 per session

Non-JPYC Members $435 per session

 

REGISTER HERE

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NEW 2-week sailing camp offered in conjunction with US Sailing. Program is specifically designed to increase diversity in youth sailing for beginner and intermediate sailors. Siebel students will be taught will be taught separately by a special Siebel Sailors coach, with assistance from JPYC instructors, and will be using RS Feva XL sailboats. For more information visit US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program website.

 

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 10-14

Sessions: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 3:30PM (rain OR shine)

Session 1: June 21 – July 2nd

Session 2: July 5 – July 16th

Session 3: July 19 – July 30th

Session 4: Aug 2 – 13th (Girls Only Session)

Session 5: Aug 16 -- 27th

 

Cost:

JPYC Members $335 per session

Non-JPYC Members $435 per session

Sliding scale scholarships based on family income and availability of spaces.

REGISTER HERE

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A 2-week scholarship based sailing camp taught by US Sailing certified instructors and US Sailing REACH/Stem instructors. Students of all levels receive both classroom and on-the-water instruction. Visit our website for more information. ·

 

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 8 -18

Sessions: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 3:30PM (rain OR shine)

Session 1: June 21 – July 2nd

Session 2: July 5 – July 16th

Session 3: July 19 – July 30th

Session 4: Aug 2 – 13th

Session 5: Aug 16 -- 27th

 

Cost:

Sliding scale scholarships based on family income and availability of spaces. To be eligible family income must be below $60,000.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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NEW -- Offered in partnership with the Chicago Maritime Arts Center (CMAC) and Southern Shore Yacht Club (SSYC), this class engages students in actually building a Bevin's Skiff (rowboat) which they will launch at the end of the session and have an opportunity to use.

Learn teamwork, basic wood-working skills and STEM skills used not only in boat building, but in everyday life.·Discover the career opportunities available in such fields as carpentry, composite construction, marine systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing), marine transportation, recreational boating and marine ecology as well as many others!·

While building boats, students learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills, as they follow building plans, use specialized tools and materials, and solve problems. Whether applying techniques of angle and length measurements, or understanding material properties to construct a seaworthy, durable boat, students have the chance to learn and develop a variety of hands-on skills and experience.· Projects are individualized to challenge students of middle or high school age, no matter their academic level and developmental stage.·

NOTE: This is a boat building class, not a sailing class. This class is held at Southern Shore Yacht Club in Jackson Park Inner Harbor (on the west side of Lake Shore Drive), not at JPYC. Class hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Class is taught by CMAC staff and volunteers.

 

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 10-14

Sessions: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Session 1:· July 12th - July 24th

 

Cost:

The cost per participant for the Boat Building programs is $500, however, scholarships up to $450 are offered. Prior to the start of the program, a registered participant·may submit a short essay explaining why they wish to participate in the program and state that they are without sufficient funds to pay the program costs.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Boat Handling and Marine Ecology Class

NEW -- Offered in partnership with the Chicago Maritime Arts Center (CMAC) and Southern Shore Yacht Club (SSYC), this class using our existing fleet of Bevin's Skiffs to provide participants with on-the-water experience, boating safety, rowing, and paddling skills.

Learn teamwork, boat handling, STEM and marine ecology.·Discover the career opportunities available in such fields as carpentry, composite construction, marine systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing), marine transportation, recreational boating and marine ecology as well as many others!·

In this class students have the chance to learn and develop a variety of hands-on skills and experience including rowboats, paddle boards, and kayaks.· Projects are individualized to challenge students of middle or high school age, no matter their academic level and developmental stage.·

 

NOTE: This is a boating class, not a sailing class. This class is held at Southern Shore Yacht Club in Jackson Park Inner Harbor (on the west side of Lake Shore Drive), not at JPYC. Class hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Class is taught by CMAC staff and volunteers.

 

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Ages: 10-14

Sessions: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Session 1:· June 28th - July 3rd

 

Cost:

The cost·per participant·for the Boating Skills/Marine Ecology Program is $250, however scholarships up to $200 are offered, prior to the start of the program, if a registered participant expresses financial need and submits a short essay on why they wish to participate in the program.·

REGISTER HERE

 

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NEW – Fall youth sailing lessons both after-school and weekend sessions for youth ages 8 to 18. Whether a beginner or experienced sailor, this is your chance to extend your time on the water starting in September of 2021. Students of all levels receive a total of 12 hours of classroom and on-the-water instruction.

NOTE: Minimum of 6 students required for a session to be held. Maximum of 10 students in a session.··If there is significant interest then, if we have at least 6 students, we may be able to add another group of up to 10 spots during the same session dates.

 

2021 Session Dates

Ages: 8 -18

Sessions:

 

Session 1:· Weekday After School Session Dates·

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

Monday August 30th

Thursday September 2nd

Monday September 6th – NO CLASS / LABOR DAY

Thursday September 9th

Monday September 13th

Thursday September 16th

Monday September 20th

 

Session 2:· Weekday After School Session Dates·

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

Tuesday August 31th

Wednesday September 3nd

Tuesday September 7th

Wednesday September 8th

Tuesday September 12th

Wednesday September 13th

 

Session 3:· Weekend Session Dates

Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (3 hours each day)

Aug 28th

September 4th – NO CLASS/ LABOR DAY

September 11th

September 18th

September 25th

 

Session 4:· Weekend Session Dates

Saturdays 1:00 am to 4:00 pm (3 hours each day)

Aug 28th

September 4th – NO CLASS/ LABOR DAY

September 11th

September 18th

September 25th

 

Cost:

JPYC Members $135 per session

Non-JPYC Members $205 per session

REGISTER HERE

Fall Youth Boat Handling Skillsmmmmmmmmmmcma7

NEW -- In partnership with Chicago Maritime Arts Center this class introduces students to handling small boats,
water safety, rowing and ecology. This is a great way to get on-the-water and learn about knot tying, boating, and
water safety. 
PLEASE NOTE: This class taught by CMAC staff and volunteers is an introduction to boating skills
and ecology program and not a sailing class."

NOTE:  This class is taught by CMAC staff and volunteers. This is a rowing class, not a sailing class.

 

Session 1:  Weekday After School Session

 

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

 

Monday August 30th

Thursday September 2nd

Monday September 6th – No Class/ Labor Day

Thursday September 9th

Monday September 13th

Thursday September 16th

Monday September 20th

 

Session 2:  Weekday After School Session Dates

 

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm (2 hours each day)

 

Tuesday August 31st

Wednesday September 3rd

Tuesday September 7th

Wednesday September 8th

Tuesday September 12th

Wednesday September 13th

 

Session 3:  Saturdays AM

 

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (3 hours each day)

 

August 28th

September 4th -- No Class / Labor Day

September 11th

September 18th

September 25th

 

REGISTER

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Offered in partnership with·The First Tee of Greater Chicago, students enrolled in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sessions of our Junior Program and Open Horizons Program will automatically have the opportunity, as part of their sailing program and at no additional cost, to learn golf from The First Tee of Greater Chicago’s instructors for approximately 3 hours totaling the 2 week session. Students will be transported from JPYC to Jackson Park Driving Range for these lessons. To register for this simply complete a Junior Program or Open Horizons registration form.

Similarly, students participating in The First Tee’s golf programs will have the opportunity, as part of their golfing program with the First Tee Program, to attend special Saturday sailing lessons taught by the JPYC Foundation’s Junior Sailing Program instructors. Parents are responsible for transporting their children to JPYC for these lessons. To register for this simply complete a First Tee registration form available here.

Space is limited so be sure to register now!!

Register for Junior Sailing Program·(automatically includes golf)

Register for·Open Horizons Program (automatically includes golf)

Register for·The First Tee of Greater Chicago’s golf program (automatically includes sailing)

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Aftercare Program mmmmmmmmmmmmmAfterCare1

Hours:·3:30-5:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays (Available Summer Sessions Only)

Fees:

Per Day Fee: $20·per student

Discount for Entire 2-Week Session: $150 per student ($50 discount off per day price)

Late Fees:

If parent picks up later than 5:30 pm·(6:00 pm is the final deadline):·$30 per student.

If parent does not pre-register for aftercare and picks up after the normal pick-up time of 3:30 pm (4:00 pm being the final deadline):· The fee is $35 (i.e., the $20 after- care fee, plus $15 service fee for not pre-registering for aftercare).·

Fees are not refundable (i.e., if you register for, but do not use, the Aftercare Program refunds will not be issued) and are not prorated for early pick-up.

 

Registration:·

Aftercare for Entire Session REGISTER HERE

Must register online at least 2 weeks in advance of session start date.

Aftercare for a Single Day REGISTER HERE

Must at least 24 hours in advance and registrations must be confirmed by JPYC Foundation staff.

Contingent on Minimum Enrollment: This service requires a minimum number of 5 students to be registered in order for it to be offered each session. If enough students do not sign-up then Aftercare will not be offered for that session and any pre-paid registration fees will be refunded.

Maximum Number of Students: Due to staff availability, there is a maximum of 10 Aftercare spaces offered each session. Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aftercare Activities: During Aftercare Program hours, JPYC Foundation staff will provide supervision and fun and/or educational activities. For example, students will be allowed to catch up on homework, practice knots, help themselves to board games and books from JPYC Foundation’s library, engage in nautical themed games and activities, etc. There will not be any additional on-the-water sailing time during Aftercare hours.

Snacks and Supplies: On days your child is booked for Aftercare we strongly packing additional after-school snacks. We also suggest packing books/games they may enjoy in their bags (preferably non-electronic).

 

 

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In 2021 we are continuing our partnership with a clinical sport psychologist. In addition to conducting research on the therapeutic effects of sailing on youth, the sports psychologist teaches communication, conflict resolution, resiliency and confidence building, both collectively and individually, with students and the staff. A consent form for these activities is included in the registration form. If you subsequently elect not to have your child participate in these activities, please contact Director of Youth Sailing, foundation_sailing_director@jacksonparkyachtclub.org.

 

End of Session Sailing Demonstration

A Sailing Demonstration is held at the end of each session. At this time, the students do a demonstration sail for their parents during which parents can take photographs and videos of their junior sailors. The demonstration is followed by an awards ceremony and dinner. Dinner may be purchased at an additional cost and financial assistance is available based on family income if needed.

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Participation Requirements

US Coast Guard Approved Type III Vest PFD (Life Jacket) -- We encourage parents to purchase their own and we sell them at JPYC on the first day of each session. If you are not able to afford your own, one will be provided.

Completed Liability Waivers and Releases

Close Toed Shoes, Sunscreen, Suitable Sailing Attire, Change of Dry Clothes and Lunch

Sailor Code of Conduct and Parent Code of Conduct

Timely and complete payment of all fees

Swim Check –· Swimming is recommended, though not required. Instead, all students must be comfortable in the water. Instructors will conduct a swim check on the first day of class. The swim check requires that each child be able to swim 50 feet with a life jacket and clothes on, then tread water. This applies to children who passed the swim check in prior years. Please bring a towel and change of clothes to the first class.

The Chicago Park District offers affordable swimming lessons. Visit the Chicago Park District's website to register for swimming lessons. Here is the link: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/programs-memberships/programs-overview/aquatics-programs/swim-lessons

 

Costs

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Discounts:

A 10% discount for two (2) siblings enrolled in the same session.

A 15% discount for the same child in multiple sessions.

Discounts do not apply to: (i) Boat Building Class; (ii) Boat Handling and Marine Ecology Class; (iii) Aftercare, or (iv) JPYC memberships or dues.

 

Scholarships:

We offer sliding scale scholarships based on family income for most of our programs. Contact us for more information.

 

JPYC Membership:

Become a JPYC member for discounts on youth sailing programs.·Join now.

 

 

 

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CHICAGO, IL 41.46.50 | 87.34.42

JACKSON PARK YACHT CLUB

Overview of JPYC Junior Sailing Program

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LOCATION

6400 South Promontory Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60649

41.46.50 | 87.34.42

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OFFICERS:

R Delacy Peters, Jr Commodore
Luke Wolbrink, Vice-Commodore
Issac Stanley, Rear-Commodore
Tyra Taylor, Recording Secretary
Talayah Stovall, Membership Secretary
Rita Harris, Treasurer
 

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