Junior Programs

Join us for Sailing and Tennis this Summer

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Junior Program provides a summer of outdoor fun with Sailing and Tennis programs available. Membership is not required for participation in the Junior Program, although members do get discounted fees. Summer Camp Scholarships are available with the support of the BHYC Junior Program Foundation.

Weekly Monday through Friday sessions include special events throughout the summer. Sailing and Tennis schedules are arranged so that sailing and tennis may be pursued separately, or in combination, for a unique summer camp experience. Registering for multiple weeks brings savings, and members of BHYC enjoy an additional discount. 

Be sure not to miss the numerous family social events held throughout the summer in conjunction with our Junior Program. All kids participating in any session of the Junior Program and their families are welcome to join us at the club for any of the socials and events.

2020 Registration Scholarship Application

2020 Junior Program and BHYC Membership Incentives

Families with children enrolled in BHYC Junior Programs who complete their application for BHYC membership shall have a one-time credit to their new member account equal to the amount of their expenditures for Junior Programs during the same season, not to exceed $500. Become a member of the club and enjoy reduced Junior Program fees for years to come, plus all the benefits of being part of the BHYC community!  Find out more about this special offer by contacting the Club and talking with our Membership Committee.

  • Summer Sailing
    • Junior Program Sailing

      From June through August, the BHYC Junior Program is among the longest sailing programs in northern New England. We teach kids at all levels of experience to be comfortable and safe on the water. Rowing, sailing, racing, sportsmanship, and marlinspike seamanship skills are taught. For the advanced juniors, ages 14 and up we accept 2-3 people each year to be apprentice instructors with an eye towards obtaining US Sailing Instructor Certification when they turn 16 or 17.

      Special events throughout the summer liven up class time. Pirate Day, Model Boat Day, Adventure Sails, and trips to the inner harbor for ice cream are all part of the fun. Regattas, whether hosted at home or away, help our young sailors learn about themselves and racing as a team.

      Registering for multiple weeks brings savings, and members of BHYC enjoy an additional discount on Junior Program sailing and tennis programs.  

      Make a day of it by playing tennis and staying for lunch. New this year, we introduce the Wings Program - supervised fun from 9:00-10:30 before tennis for our teens, or 2:30-4:00 for our younger participants. Parents save a trip to BHYC for kids on different schedules, and kids enjoy time with their friends.

      Participants in the Junior Sailing Program are grouped by age and experience. The Sailing Director may move sailors to their appropriate level to enhance learning.

      Each participant in the sailing program will bring their own life jacket and whistle. Close-toed shoes that can get wet (old sneakers are fine) are required. Sunscreen, a towel, reusable water bottle, sunglasses and or a hat, and a light jacket are all part of the sailors 'kit' that should be brought every day to class to adapt to changing weather conditions.

      Life jackets are worn at all times on the docks and on the water - no exceptions.

      Morning programs are from 9:00 - 12:00; afternoon sessions from 1:00 - 4:00. Join us for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00. Bring your own or eat with us for $50/week (registration for lunch required in advance).

      At BHYC we will teach your youngster to sail right. All BHYC Instructors have US Sailing Level 1 or above Certification, Safesport, Concussion, First Aid and CPR training. These are basic certifications every instructor should have - and all of ours do.

      View Sailing Descriptions

      2020 Registration Scholarship Application
  • Summer Tennis
    • Join us on the courts with weekly Monday through Friday sessions and special Junior Program events throughout the summer. The schedules are arranged so that tennis and sailing may be pursued separately or in combination.

      Make a day of it by playing tennis and staying for lunch and sailing -- or sailing then lunch then tennis! New this year, we introduce the Wings Program - supervised fun from 9:00-10:30 before tennis for our teens, or 2:30-4:00 for our younger participants. Parents save a trip to BHYC for kids on different schedules, and kids enjoy time with their friends.

      Registering for multiple weeks brings savings
      , and members of BHYC enjoy an additional discount.  

      The Junior Program tennis staff consists of a USTA certified pro and two or more instructors and teaching apprentices. The emphasis is on learning sportsmanship and tennis skills in a fun environment.

      The Junior Program includes numerous intra-club matches, as well as interclub competitions with area teams for the advanced players, scheduled throughout the summer. Friday is tournament day for children at all levels who wish to participate.

      In the event of inclement weather, tennis classes may be held at the Boothbay Region YMCA at the regularly scheduled time. On rainy days, please call the BHYC tennis office (207-633-5750) to confirm class location.

      Each participant in the tennis program must wear tennis shoes and have a tennis racquet.

      Youth Beginner

      Ages 6 through 12
      Daily from 1:00 - 2:30

      Intermediate/Advanced

      Ages 12 through 18
      Daily from 10:30 - 12:00 or 2:30 - 4:00

      2020 Registration Scholarship Application
  • Youth Regattas
    • The 2020 Regatta Calendar
      Registration information will be made available as the regattas approach. In the meantime, mark your calendars for these 2020 events. Note that youth must be enrolled in the Junior Program for the week in order to participate in regattas or tennis tournaments. Dates subject to change by host clubs.

      July 1 – MIRC at Agamenticus Yacht Club (York, ME)
      July 8-9 – Harraseeket Youth Regatta (Freeport, ME)
      July 15-16 – Junior Olympics Sailing Festival, Portland, ME
      July 20-22 – Marblehead Junior Race Week (BHYC participation TBD)
      July 22 – MIRC at Portland Yacht Club (Falmouth, ME)
      July 30 – Adventure Day at BHYC (other clubs invited)
      August 3-4 - Maine State 420 and Opti Championships at Portland Yacht Club
      August 11-12 - Battle of the Bay at BHYC

Explore 2020 Junior Program Activities

  • Racing & Adventure Day Schedule
    • 2020 schedule
      Note that youth must be enrolled in the Junior Program for the week in order to participate in regattas or tennis tournaments. Dates subject to change by host clubs.

      July 1 – MIRC at Agamenticus Yacht Club (York, ME)
      July 8-9 – Harraseeket Youth Regatta (Freeport, ME)
      July 15-16 – Junior Olympics Sailing Festival, Portland, ME
      July 20-22 – Marblehead Junior Race Week (BHYC participation TBD)
      July 22 – MIRC at Portland Yacht Club (Falmouth, ME)
      July 30 – Adventure Day at BHYC (other clubs invited)
      August 3-4 - Maine State 420 and Opti Championships at Portland Yacht Club
      August 11-12 - Battle of the Bay at BHYC

      Interclub tennis tournaments schedule TBD

  • Social Events
    • All participants and their families are welcome to any Junior Program social event throughout the season. Visit the BHYC website for the latest information. We hope to see you for a variety of fun events over the summer, including ice cream socials, bingo night, junior ping pong tournaments, Wednesday evening races (4:30 harbor starts, weather permitting), our end of the season awards, and more to be scheduled.

      Mark your calendars now for the Blessing of the (Junior) Fleet on July 2, 2020

  • New this Year
    • Wings

      Join us for a full day at BHYC by adding on a morning or afternoon supervised session on the BHYC campus. Discounts for families

  • Pricing
    • Total Number of Weeks Sailing (AM or PM) Tennis (AM or PM) Lunch - $50/week
      Member Non-member Member Non-Member Wings
      First week $275  $325   $200   $250 $50/week for 1 child
      Each additional week   $125 / week   $175/ week  $75/ week    $100/ week $75/week / family
      2020 Registration Scholarship Application
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