Creating Leaders and Developing Life Skills.

Sailing and paddling are the ideal mediums for the skill-building, teamwork, and positive connections that support local youth in developing the character skills necessary to thrive in school, at home, and as a part of their community.

Leader Ship provides youth with healthy challenges that help define their voice and develop skills critical to a lifetime of success through curriculum that includes experiential learning, mentoring, collaboration, and goal setting.

The Leader Ship program brings a crew of young sailors or paddlers together to overcome challenges and learn about themselves and each other. Each participant will learn sailing or paddling skills while sharpening their communication and collaboration skills. This experience is available to nonprofit groups and schools in the Lake Champlain community.

Afterschool Leader Ship

Develop the skill to sail our 23′ keelboats with a team of other middle school students. Focus on sailing quickly & efficiently on each point of sail. An introduction to the fundamentals of sailboat racing while learning to independently sail keelboats. Grades 6-8.

Contact and Applications

If you have questions about Leader Ship programs please contact Education and Outreach Manager, Morgan LaPointe at (802) 864-2499 or To apply for a program please complete the 2017 Leader Ship Application.