Pontchartrain Yacht Club Juniors

We believe that children who are involved in sailing, are successful in life. We offer unique opportunities for our juniors to start improving and building upon their sailing skills. The opportunities below are just a few of the ways we help our youth to excel.

We understand, not every child is the same. Whether your child is looking to compete, or just wants to learn to sail for recreation, we have the right opportunity for them to learn.

Sailing Camp – Ages 8-16

Sailing Camp

Our Sailing Camp is ideal for both beginners and intermediate sailors. Each camp is a two-week sailing program for kids ages 8-16. Sessions are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Each session is taught by US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructors.

  • Session one: June 7th – June 17th
  • Session two: June 21st – July 2nd
  • Session Three: July 12th – July 23rd
  • Session Four: July 26th – August 6th

Member Price: $400 per session
Non-Member Price: $475 per session

What is Needed for Camp:

  • Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket
  • Swim Shoes
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Hat/Visor
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle.

Please label all items, PYC is not responsible for lost or damaged items.



Sail Camp



Sailing Team – Ages 8-18

Sailing Team

Our Sailing Team is ideal for junior sailors who are in the intermediate to advanced skill level. This program is designed for junior sailors ages 8-18 who are interested in competing across the Gulf Coast in competitive racing, including the Junior Sir Thomas Lipton Regatta in July.

Participation in our junior sailing team includes team practices from March to October. Practices are two days per week with races on various weekends. Boats provided.

Members Only.

Click here to send a message to the Sailing Director for more information.

Click here for the Junior Team Race Circuit

Harbor Mice – Ages 5-8

Harbor Mice

This Beginner Sailing program is for children ages 6-8. Sailing instruction is once per week in the spring and the fall. Boat provided.

Members Only.

Click here to send a message to the Sailing Director for more information.

Harbor Mice/Opti Clinic
Every Wednesday in the fall from 5:30-7:00
(September 18th – October 16th)
For Member Children ONLY, parents required to be present
Ages 5-12
No charge…..please let us know if you will be attending
sailingdirector@pontyc.org

Little Skippers Science Camp – Ages 4-8

Little Skippers

Do you have a little one who is interested in sailing, but too young for our Sailing Camp? This camp is a one-week camp for children ages 4-8. Over the course of the week, your Little Skipper will take on various science projects, build their own miniature sailboat, and learn skills that will help prepare them for the next level of their sailing adventure.

We offer several sessions throughout the summer months. 2021 camp weeks will be June 21-15, June 28-July 2 & July 12-16 Click here to register your child today.

Members: $250 per child per week
Non-Members: $275 per child per week

Little Skippers Waiver
Little Skippers Medical Release
Little Skippers Visual/Audio Release
Little Skippers Curriculum


Little Skippers



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