Junior Program

2019 Highlights  –
(Update for 2020 coming soon!)

Are you planning on sending your children to the Junior Program this summer? It is going to be a fantastic year with an exceptional staff!

Below is the well-qualified and enthusiastic staff for Summer 2019:

JP Director – Heather Chase O’Neill
Assistant Director – Kendra McCoy
Sailing Director – Cathy Cullen
Sailing Staff – Nick Bouton, George Huffman
Head Swimming – Elizabeth Alexander
Assistant Swimming – Harper Cartwright
Tennis – Kendra McCoy and Natalie Cartwright
Head Polliwog – Brittni Phinney
Interns – Natalie Cartwright, Emily O’Neill, Nikki Buhac, Hayden Gramm

July 2019’s Special Events  —
(2020 Dates coming soon!)

Variety Show – Wed., July 10th
Movie Night  – Wed., July 17h
Bingo/Family Game Night – Wed., July 24th
Paint and Sip – Thurs., July 31st

To volunteer, please contact:
Charlotte Harbour at Mcpiro@icloud.com
Christie Derrico at Cderrico@soundshorelaw.com

Program Introduction

The NLGYC Junior Program seeks to provide a safe, constructive, and enjoyable family oriented environment for the youth of our club. Our objectives are to develop life-long skills in sailing, swimming and tennis; to foster sportsmanship, and sailboat racing skills; to continue the heritage of the NLGYC community; to nurture an appreciation and respect for the lake; and to encourage lifelong friendships. Children of non-member families are welcome to register for the Junior Program at non-member rates with the hope that those families will consider becoming members of the club. In cases of limited space availability, preference will be given to members who register by February 14th. After February 14th, registration will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After the Junior Program concludes at 1:30, NLGYC offers an optional afternoon program which includes: Advanced Sailing, Opti Race Team, Opti Skills Class, and an Adventure Club.

Outside of the Junior Program class day, Junior Social Events provide safe, entertaining activities for all children and grandchildren of NLGYC members, their parents, and families.

Please send any questions to juniorprogram@nlgyc.com.


More Info


  • Class size for each group is limited to 15 children. Class hours are 9:00am-1:30pm. Drop off time is now 8:55 am so we can start learning right at 9!
  • Each child should bring: a swimsuit and towel; tennis racquet and sneakers (non-marking); sunscreen; lunch with a drink; extra clothing for cool or rainy days; rain gear (we sail in the rain!); Coast Guard approved life jacket; a second pair of shoes that can get wet; and a bag to transport belongings. Please label all items. Please check lost and found for missing items.
  • Rainy Day Policy: If it rains more than one day, the Junior Program Director has the option to call a “shortened day” as long as all parents were notified by 9am.
  • The Junior Program has a safety program registered with the NY Department of Health. Anyone wishing to read it should contact the Junior Program Director.

Group Assignment

Group Assignment is a delicate balance between social maturity and sporting skill levels. Ultimately, we try to place a child where he/she will have the most fun and will learn the most. It is usually better to place a child in a lower group where he/she can excel than in a higher group where he/she may feel overly challenged. After a few classes, the staff may recommend moving a child based on their assessment of skill and maturity level.

  • Polliwog: 3 1/2 year to entering Kindergarten
  • Group 1: entering 1st to 3rd grade
  • Group 2: entering 4th and 5th
  • Group 3: entering 6th and 7th
  • Group 4: entering 8th and above

Please send any questions to juniorprogram@nlgyc.com.

Join the Afternoon Adventure Club!

Afternoon activities will be offered on Mondays between 1:30 – 3:30 PM during the JP season.  Please note that this program is not available for online registration, but parents may sign-up their children each week with the JP Director.  In her weekly email, the JP Director, Heather O’Neill, will describe the following week’s outdoor adventure, noting the targeted age group and skill level.  Adventures will range from paddle-boarding to hiking to canoeing. Our goal is to broaden the participants’ knowledge and love of Lake George and the greater Adirondack region. The adventures will be led by two senior level staff members with lifeguarding/CPR and remote wilderness First Aid certifications.  The cost will likely average $25 per session.

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