Adventure Sailing School (Tivoli Sailing Company, LLC) | Kids Out and About Westchester

Adventure Sailing School (Tivoli Sailing Company, LLC)

Address: 
P.O. Box 603
Saugerties , NY , 12477
Phone: 845-901-2697
42° 4' 39.3276" N, 73° 57' 10.4868" W
Contact name: 
Capt Jerome
Seasons / holidays: 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Tivoli Sailing Company's "Adventure Sailing School" has become one of the most popular and unique summer camps for children in the Hudson Valley! Our age range for Adventure Sailing School is 6 to 16. Unlike most traditional sailing programs that are very dry and just focus on the technical aspects of sailing and racing, we have structured our program to be more well rounded, focusing on learning about the mighty Hudson River, using sailing as the vehicle to make that learning possible.

 

 

Our program focuses on the History of the Hudson River and Valley, as well as pirate history and lore. Commodore Jerome teaches a class several times a week, during lunch break, covering the relevant local history of the Hudson River  - including whaling (Did you know that Hudson, NY was originally a whaling town?), information about the Astor & Vanderbilt familes, life on a warship & the Hudson River's contributions to naval history.  Also, each week the sailors will pick out an authentic pirate flag and learn about that particular Pirate that week. 

The most important thing we teach our young sailors is how to think critically,  while using their brains and bodies to transport themselves and their fellow crew mates to their lunch destination each day. Our program is also very special in that it makes the subjects that children often find boring in school (such as earth science, physics and history), relevant to helping them Sail. 

Parents can book one week at a time and they do NOT have to be consecutive weeks. 

Here is a breakdown of an average week at Adventure Sailing School:

Monday - Friday: Pickup from Kingston at 8:30am & Rhinecliff at 9:00am

Drop off at 4pm Rhinecliff & 4:30pm Kingston

Morning lessons on the river, which cover:

Safety

Knots

Parts of the boat

Points of sail

Effects of wind and tide (daily conditions) on destination

… & much much more!

Sail to destination of the day and/or sailing races

Destinations include Saugerties, Germantown, Rhinecliff, Catskill & Kingston and are determined based upon daily conditions.

Lunch combined with an afternoon history lesson

Swimming and games

Sail or race back to drop-off location(s)

Other activities:  Sailors wiil create their own pirate flags and t-shirts, & Ice Cream Fridays are a must!

 

History, Exercise & Health, Special Needs, Sports

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