Fostering a new generation of sailors.

2024 will be CSC’s forth year of proudly pioneering the initiative to provide campers between 11-15 who identify as BIPOC  a 100% fully paid and supported summer camp experience of one to four weeks.  Through this initiative we aim to create new summer opportunities and recreation options for kids who come from diverse communities and families. This initiative is structured to support up to 40 camp weeks for new participants per year, so be sure to inquire early!

Importantly, this opportunity does not end after this summer!  The Community Sailing Center promises to provide full support to participants for up to 4 years for those who decide to continue their growth as sailors. This pathway goes from learning to sail, to racing in high school, to becoming a junior instructor.

Application process:

  • If you are interested in registering or have any additional questions, mention the “Diversity Access Initiative” and please email or call 802-864-2499.

DAI scholarship recipients will be awarded: 

  • One to two weeks of summer programming completely cost free
  • Fall & Spring Programming for intermediate & advanced sailors
  • Availability for early drop-off (starting at 8:00 am) and late pick-up (until 5:30 pm)
  • $30/week in transportation stipends to support all participants travel to and from our facility

Additional information is available below, just select your language!

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Be a part of the solution, and help us make sure that every child has a chance to have their hand on the tiller.

This initiative is made possible due to widespread community support and a shared vision for change. You can be a part of the solution. Donate today and help the Community Sailing Center foster a new generation of sailors!

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