Course Description


The UNH Community Sailing Centre (UNHCSC) offers an affordable sailing program for students ages 5-18 of any sailing ability, and also offers classes in kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. The primary goals are for kids to have fun on the water, make new friends, and build self confidence while learning skills that are enjoyed over a lifetime.

Classes focus on different skill levels and are offered weekly for 7 weeks. Classes are held at the UNHCSC on Mendums Pond in Barrington, NH. Students can enroll in any number of weeks.

Aside from learning or improving skills, classes also teach self-responsibility, safety around the water, and teamwork.

These activities are physical sports, and sailing is highly conceptual and students learn at different rates and in different ways. The program allows for these differences by helping kids master the requisite skills at their own pace.

Students wear Lifejackets and PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) at all times while on the docks or in boats. Students in Guppies must provide their own PFD; all other classes can use those provided by the Sailing Centre. Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times.

Swim Test: Safety is first and foremost within all our Community Sailing Centre programs. Students under the age of 18 are required to pass a swim test at the start of each session. The test is a swim of 25 yards and treading water for 5 minutes. The Guppies test is done with life jackets on and is 15 yards swimming and 2 minutes treading water. Contact Diana Weidenbacker (diana.weidenbacker@unh.edu) if you have any questions about the swim test.

Details regarding drop off locations, times, and other information is sent to enrolled participants prior to the session start date from program staff.

For more information and questions, contact Diana Weidenbacker: diana.weidenbacker@unh.edu

For the camp website: Community Sailing Centre


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