CLC Sailing Camp

At the Central Lincoln County YMCA’s Sailing Camp at Round Pond Harbor, each summer youth in grades 3-9 enjoy learning how to sail. Our staff of experienced instructors teach kids lifetime skills in our fleet of 14’ Tech Dinghies.

The sailing camp space, donated courtesy of the Reny family, is used for meetings, classroom time and a place for kids to eat lunch and enjoy hangout time while on land.

Last year, a group of generous donors raised funds for the Y to purchase a 17-foot Whaler chase boat, a great asset in transporting campers to and from the floats and public wharf.

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Sam Stephenson, New Sailing Camp Director

Sam has been involved at Sailing Camp since 2004, starting out as a camper and gradually climbing the ranks to Head Instructor in 2018.  Sam graduated from Keene State College in May of 2018 with a BA in Studio Art, and has been teaching art to adults and children at an art studio in Pelham, New Hampshire.  He is passionate about teaching and helping others learn and grow, and can’t wait to see all the new and familiar faces this summer!

Jaja Martin has been directing the YMCA sailing program since 2006. Her extensive sailing experience includes an 8-year circumnavigation on a 25-foot sailboat with her husband. They also spent a year on land putting together a 33-foot steel boat and then spent 5 years cruising and living in the Arctic. In 2018, Jaja also successfully obtained her Captain's license through Mariners Learning System. 


Ever wonder what is like at the Y sailing camp in Round Pond? Now adults have the opportunity to experience what the youth sailors experience on a daily basis. Join Jaja Martin and other camp staff and explore the Round Pond Harbor. A

Adult Sailing Camp will be offered Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6pm during the weeks of July 29–August 2 and August 5–August 9.

Eight spots are available each week.


Jaja Martin,
Sailing Program Director