Junior Sailing

2024 Newport Yacht Club Marine Adventure Camp


Registration for the 2024 season is OPEN!  Click HERE to Register 

Hello all,

We are excited to announce that the registration for the 2024 Newport Yacht Club Marine Adventure Camp is OPEN!  Check this website for any updates.


In 2015, Newport Yacht Club (NYC) launched its first ever Marine Adventure Camp and it’s been a huge success, growing every year.  The mission of the Camp is to provide access to sailing and marine education for youths ages 8-16 with any skill level or sailing experience. The focus of the program is fun and of course, safety with the aim to be an alternative to the many racing focused programs on Narragansett Bay. Being located in Newport, NYC is in a unique position of having access to some of the best sailing resources in the world to support our mission of providing quality nautical and sailing instruction for the youth of Newport and the surrounding area.

Once again our Marine Adventure Camp will be offered over four(4)  2-week full day sessions  a with a combination of activities unique to meet our mission.

  • Introduction to basic sailing skills in dinghies (Optis, 420s, and Open BICs, and two NEW Zest) and big boats (a J-22, and NYC Member Yachts) to learn concepts like steering, sail positions, and wind awareness.
  • Exposure to beginner marine navigation skills – charts, weather, docking, anchoring
  • A focus on Marine Education – conservation, local geography, and sustainability
  • For Intermediate and Advanced Sailors, including returning MAC Campers, we will be breaking the groups into different levels throughout the camp to differentiate learning and continue to grow their skills

2024 Schedule & Rates

The 2024 NYC Junior Sailing Program will consist of 4 two-week sessions:

  • Session 1 – Jun 24 – Jul 5
  • Session 2 – Jul 8 – Jul 19
  • Session 3 – Jul 22 – Aug 2
  • Session 4 – Aug 5 – Aug 16

Sessions will run from 9 am – 3pm  Monday-Friday.  

  • $550 per session
  • Price include 2-Week Junior Membership.  This program is open to anyone, you do NOT need to be a member of the Newport Yacht Club.  However a temporary 2-week Newport Yacht Club Junior Membership is required for all participants for insurance purposes.  This fee is included in the Registration Fees.
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy: Fees are fully refundable for cancellation requests at least 2 weeks before the start of your child’s registered session.  Cancellations within 2 weeks of your child’s session start  will be 50% refundable unless we are able to fill the spot with another child.  In that case the fee is fully refundable.  

2024 Registration is OPEN!  Click HERE to Register

Applications are received on a “first-come, first-serve” basis – early registration is highly recommended as the sessions fill up quickly. You can see the number of available spots left on the registration page. Registration will automatically close if there are no spots left but you can register for the Waitlist and will be automatically informed if a spot opens.

Please note:  the Junior Program in the off season is coordinated by volunteers so responses are handled as quickly as possible, preferably by email. You may request a phone call response and we will respond as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

Please email: Juniors


Once again we are pleased to offer needs based scholarships for the 2024 season.  Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis as requests come in.  

To apply for a Scholarship click HERE

For questions regarding scholarships please contact:  Juniors

Members: Interested in bringing sailors out on your boat or sponsoring a child?

If you are interested in sponsoring a young sailor through a scholarship donation or taking a group of young sailors out on your sailboat  please contact Juniors.

Employment : Join The 2024 Team!

Newport Yacht Club is currently looking for sailing instructors to join our team for the upcoming summer season. Minimum requirements include:

– US Sailing Level One Instructor Certification required by the start of the program.
– CPR/First Aid Certification.
– NSABLA-Approved Safe Boating Certificate (such as RI DEM Safe Boating Certificate or other state issued certification)

For questions regarding employment please contact:  General Manager