To encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community.
The freedom experienced through wind and human powered boating on Lake Champlain is an unmatched experience one can enjoy where we live. The Community Sailing Center (CSC) exists to extend the possibility of that experience to everyone.
CSC is a community based non-profit organization that operates in a year-round facility on Burlington’s waterfront, offering educational and recreational programming for all people. CSC partners with other local organizations and schools to provide responsible and safe non-motorized boating on Lake Champlain closer to everyone in the greater Burlington community.
Multiple outreach programs, designed for at-risk youth and people with disabilities, enable undeserved populations to take ownership of Lake Champlain, resulting in hope, awe and inspiration. CSC works with a number of community organizations to give all children and adults access to experiences that will help them lead healthy, caring, responsible and productive lives.
CSC’s education programs continue throughout the year, allowing students to study the environmental factors affecting the lake. Through its state-of-the-art equipment, students have a chance to learn in a hands-on teaching environment.
Participants in a Community Sailing Center program learn valuable life lessons that instill a sense of ownership in Vermont’s most valuable natural resource — Lake Champlain.
As a recreational and educational cornerstone of this community, the Community Sailing Center is built on the following core values:
For sailing, for paddling, for the grandeur of Lake Champlain, and for the thrill of being on the water
Of the lake through responsible practices, environmental information and ecological programming
Through a curriculum of sailing instruction, water safety, personal empowerment and a welcoming environment in which to learn
To the lake, both physically and conceptually, for all lifestyles and abilities, through our curriculum and tuition subsidies