Junior Program


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 Cailyn Straubel.

More Info


  • Class size for each group is limited to 15 children. Class hours are 9:00am-1:30pm. New for Summer 2017: Drop off time is now 8:55am 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 Cailyn Straubel.

Themes for Junior Program Summer 2017

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