Sailing is a unique teaching tool that can help build leadership skills and self-confidence.  It’s the ultimate harmony between ourselves and the natural world.

The WAVES Initiative makes lake ecology and stewardship an important part of every sailing and education program offered at the CSC.


Leader Ship
 provides youths the opportunity to grow through the challenge of sailing and effective communication between peers in a structured outdoor environment.


Women in Wind
 provides a safe yet dynamic space for Vermont women and girls to cultivate their leadership and communication skills through the power and grace of sailing.


Floating Classrooms
invites local school groups to experience hands-on scientific learning on the lake through keelboat sailing and on-shore lessons.


Adaptive Watersports
uses specialized sailboats and teaching methods to make sailing accessible for people with cognitive and physical disabilities.