Returning this summer: Science of Sailing!

Registration for summer youth programs is now open for East Boston Families!  Children from other communities can enroll starting May 1, 2017.



Our Goals for this Program

  • Meet the growing needs of the community by offering a Full Day option to students aged 10-18
  • Offer diversity to our curriculum by fully incorporating US Sailings “REACH” curriculum, focused on teaching students the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that are inherent to the sport of sailing
  • Create a natural progression through programs: the Science of Sailing will offer a deeper look into many of the environmental science concepts learned during our Harbor Explorers programs

What You Need To Know

  • This program may not be the best fit for all students. Unlike Harbor Explorers, most of the day will be spent engaged in structured math & science lessons on land or out on the water for extended periods of time. Some days, students may not return to land for lunch (requiring a packed lunch to be eaten on the water).
  • Parents of 9 year olds: We STRONGLY recommend completing a final year of Harbor Explorers before moving your child into this program. Transitioning from the flexibility of the HE schedule to a regimented day of lessons or a full day on the water may be too intense for some. Additionally, we want to be sure that students enjoy our half day of sailing before committing to the full day program.
  • We will have a hard and fast cancellation policy. You will need to move or cancel your enrollment no later than 48 hours in advance. We expect this program to be popular, any student who “no shows” on the first day may be deemed ineligible for the full day program next year.

What My Child Will Learn

In addition to following the standard PPSC sailing curriculum, sailors and their team will choose 2 “REACH” modules to be completed during their session. Modules can focus on any of the STEM skills listed in the image below:

REACH program