Sailing and paddling are unique tools that teach valuable life lessons and instill a sense of ownership in Lake Champlain.

The Sailing Diversity Access Initiative is in it’s second year, and creates new summer and recreation opportunities for kids from diverse backgrounds. This initiative is a part of our extensive efforts to address diversity, equity and inclusion at our organization.


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

Leader Ship
 provides youth the opportunity to grow through the challenges of sailing and paddling 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 transformative experience of sailing and paddling.

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

Adaptive Watersports
 offers sailing and paddling opportunities for people with cognitive and physical disabilities using intentional teaching methods and equipment.