KCSC Youth Sailing Program

KCSC Youth Sailing Program

Youth Sailing + (AGES 8-15)

Our Sailing + program combines sailing lessons, STEM activities, environmental education, and an introduction to sailboat racing. Classes are for children aged 8-15 of all skill levels, from those who have never been on the water to those who want to compete. Each week has a different theme and different activities to help young sailors improve their skills and acquire more knowledge.  Each class is focused on safety, fun and learning.

Youth Sailing Class

Weekly Themes:

6/18-6/22 SAILING + THE WIND

Young sailors will have a great time learning how to sail and exploring the science of wind.


Fun is what the young sailors will catch this week as they learn how to sail and fish Lake Michigan.


Kids will have a blast experiencing all sorts of watercraft this week…canoes, kayaks and all things that float!


Sailors will experience the thrill of a keel-boat ride on big Lake Michigan waters.


Kids will learn about Lake Michigan’s sunken boats, hidden treasures and how to artfully tell their own tall tales in this action-packed week of sailing and beach fun.

More Information

  • Our instructors are U.S. Sailing certified and a safety boat is used when children are actively sailing.
  • Part of learning how to sail includes how to right-side your boat, in these exercises children will be in the water, so he/she should be comfortable in deep water wearing a life-jacket.
  • Kenosha Community Sailing Center has life-jackets available for use in a wide range of youth sizes.  All students are required to wear a life-jacket (PFD).  However, it is recommended that you provide your child with their own personal life-jacket to ensure the best size and fit.
  • Disregard for sailing instructor’s instructions and reckless behavior will not be tolerated. Students will be taken out of the water and will not be allowed to return. Refunds will not be given to families whose children are removed for reckless behavior.
  • It is cool on the water so please bring a jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Soft-soled shoes (white soles) are required.
  • If there is no lightening, we will sail – bring a rain jacket or poncho.
  • Youth must bring a brown bag lunch.


Cost: $249 per week

Monday – Friday 9:30-3:30 pm

The following 20% discounts are available:

  • Winter discount (available through March 20, 2018)
  • Kenosha Yacht Club family members
  • Returning sailors
  • Two or more-week registration
  • Registration of more than one youth at a time (family or friends)
  • 2018 RecPlex members
  • Kid Expo attendees
  • Kenosha Expo attendees
  • Gateway Technical College’s Earth Day Celebration attendees
  • Friends of the Museums family members

PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be stacked-maximum discount is 20%.  

Scholarships & Sponsorships

Please see the Hartley Family Youth Sailing Scholarship page to learn more and apply.  

KCSC Youth Course Schedule

Youth - Sailing Plus [ The Wind ]

07/18/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water$249.00 USD
07/19/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
07/20/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
07/21/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
07/22/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
Click here to register for the Youth - Sailing Plus [ The Wind ] Course

Youth - Sailing Plus [ Fishing ]

07/23/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water$249.00 USD
07/24/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
07/25/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
07/26/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
07/27/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
Click here to register for the Youth - Sailing Plus [ Fishing ] Course

Youth - Sailing Plus [ Small Boats ]

07/30/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water$249.00 USD
07/31/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/01/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/02/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/03/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
Click here to register for the Youth - Sailing Plus [ Small Boats ] Course

Youth - Sailing Plus [ Large Boats ]

08/06/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water$249.00 USD
08/07/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/08/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/09/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/10/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
Click here to register for the Youth - Sailing Plus [ Large Boats ] Course

Youth - Sailing Plus [ The Waves ]

08/13/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water$249.00 USD
08/14/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/15/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/16/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
08/17/20189:30 AM - 3:30 PMClassroom/Water
Click here to register for the Youth - Sailing Plus [ The Waves ] Course

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