Called the mecca for junior sailing, Lake Erie is home to numerous junior sailing programs for kids. The best amongst them is at the North Cape Yacht Club, which boasts Sail Camp, a learn-to-sail day camp for kids ages 8-15. Boasting numerous learning vessels, including two-man boats and one-man opti’s (and a few others), they also have seasoned instructors, including an Olympic Gold Medalist, who can help the kids enjoy the water in a safe, responsible manner. Your children can become sailing certified with a 50-hour class and after passing Michigan or Ohio Safe Boating tests. There is travel involved with the classes, but the NCYC also hosts numerous junior regattas throughout the year which are fun to watch and participate in. And the NCYC works to get every child, at nearly every budget, involved in the fun.
For more information, check out ncyc.net.