Sailing, swimming and tennis classes 4 mornings a week.

9:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Thursday

The NLGYC Junior Program seeks to provide a safe, constructive, and enjoyable family-oriented environment for the youth of our club. It takes place from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, six weeks each summer from early July to mid-August.

Our objectives are:

— To develop lifelong 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
— To encourage lifelong friendships

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Each week of junior program classes costs $250 per child. You may register your children for as little as one week or for a full 6-week season. 

If you are an active member at the Season With Facilities Family, Season Family, or Short Season Family level, you may qualify for an active member discount, as well as an early registration or 4 weeks-or-more discount. See details on this page under "Member, Early Registration and Volume Discounts."

As a grandparent, you may register your grandchildren under your grandparent membership, as long as your membership has been renewed for the current year, at a Season with Facilities Family, Season Family, or Short Season Family membership level. If your membership level is Associate or Corresponding, you do NOT qualify for a member discount and must register at non-member rates.


   Discounts for Active Members, Early Registration, 4+ Weeks    

We offer the following discounts. There are no discount codes or coupons needed. Your discounts will be applied and validated automatically by our membership database, based on your current membership level. 

If you need to upgrade your membership level to qualify for a discount, contact

Season With Facilities Family, Season Family, or Short Season Family members qualify to get $75 (30%) off each Junior Program week. 

Register by April 15th and get $25 off each week of Junior Program classes. Available to both members and non-members.

Register your child for 4 or more Junior Program weeks and get $15 off EACH week. Must be 4 weeks or more EACH child. Available to both members and non-members.

4. ONE WEEK FREE FOR FULL-SEASON REGISTRATION OF OPTI RACE TEAM or ADVANCED SAILING ------------> That's $60 OFF for Opti Race, $75 OFF for Adv. Sailing.
If you signup for the full season of 6 weeks, your registration for Opti Race Team will be discounted from $360 to $300 and your registration for Advanced Sailing will be discounted from $450 to $375 — a savings of one full week. Available to both members and non-members.


   Class Sizes, What to Bring, Rain Policy   

Class size for each group is limited to 15 children.

Class hours are 9:00 am-1:30 pm. Drop off time is now 8:55 am so we can start learning right at 9:00!

What To Bring

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 are notified by 9am. 


   Groups and How They Are Assigned   

Group Assignments

Group Assignment is a delicate balance between social maturity and sporting skill levels. Ultimately, we try to place a child where they will have the most fun and will learn the most. It is usually better to place children in a lower group where they can excel than in a higher group where they 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 years old to entering kindergarten
Group 1: entering 1st to 3rd grade
Group 2: entering 4th and 5th grade
Group 3: entering 6th and 7th grade
Group 4: entering 8th grade and above
Please send any questions to


   Safety Plan and Boat Damage Notice   

Safety Plan

As a NYS licensed program, the Junior Program has a safety plan which is available by request to the Junior Program Director.

Boat Damage 

Any loss or damage to NLGYC boats or equipment in clinics, team activities, or regattas, other than normal wear, will be reported to the program director and is the responsibility of the sailors and their parents. Both skipper and crew equally share the responsibility.

Release and Medical Form

NLGYC is required by NYS DOH to have a physical copy of all signed medical forms and waivers on-premises at all times. As a result, we require all parents to PRINT and SIGN the Health Form & Waiver.pdf below and MAIL, along with a copy of EACH child’s IMMUNIZATION AND HEALTH RECORD, showing recent boosters.

The DEADLINE is MAY 31st. 

Mail to NLGYC, PO Box 710, Hague, NY 12836

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations at least 7 days prior to the start of the Junior Program week your child is registered for will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within one week will be handled on a case by case basis and decided at the end of the summer.  No refunds will be issued when a participant is absent from the program or if the JP is canceled due to weather. Cancellations by the JP due to COVID-19 or other health or state regulation will be addressed at the end of the summer.