Archive June 2015

Top Ten Summer Camps (Countrywide)

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At the Burlington Waterfront on the shores of Lake Champlain, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center offers a wide array of kids camps. Each camp has a sailing component, but the multi-activity camps allow children to experience the unique sport of sailing while also receiving lessons in rockclimbing, skateboarding or healthy cooking. In “Cooking and Sailing”, for example, campers (age 9-12) spend the morning sailing and the afternoon exploring organic and local culinary pursuits at the Healthy Living Market and Cafe.

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Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center unveils floating art gallery

Report By: Vermont Business Magazine

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, in partnership with, unveiled on Thursday evening the first ever Floating Gallery – a collection of original artwork printed on sailboat sails. The product of an eight-month long project, Floating Gallery features work by four local artists – Scott A Campbell, Michael Sipe, Abby Manock, and Mary Lacy – all with a vision to create a one-of-a-kind waterfront experience for the Burlington community.
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Lake Champlain sailboats receive extreme makeover

Report By: Keith McGilvery, WCAX

The shores of Lake Champlain are getting a bit more colorful in the Queen City.

The Lake Champlain Sailing Center and unveiled extreme makeovers to four sailboats. Area artists had the unique opportunity to use these brand new sails as their canvases to display their talents.

The massive murals will be on display whenever the boats hit the water as part of classes or other center sponsored events.

“These are some of the biggest canvases available, certainly on the waterfront, they’re 24-feet tall, 11-feet wide and triangular, and so except for Mary Lacy’s hummingbird on a three-story building in Burlington, there are few places artists have an opportunity for a canvas of this scale,” said Mark Naud, Lake Champlain Sailing Center executive director.

The new floating gallery was eight months in the making. The center hopes it will continue to grow as more new sails are added to the fleet.
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