Youth Program

About

The Hoofer Youth Program offers quality on-the-water instruction with a focus on fun and learning. Courses in Sailing, Windsurfing, and Racing are open to youth ages 10-18 and range from beginner to advanced.

Programs are designed to teach outdoor recreation skills while encouraging youth to have fun and develop personally in the areas of communication, self-reliance, sportsmanship, and respect for others. Hoofers promotes a constant awareness of safety, emphasizes the importance of working together, and teaches students to adapt themselves to the forces of nature.

Summer 2022 Info

We are pleased to inform you that after two years away due to Covid, the Hoofer Youth Sailing Program will resume operations for the summer of 2022! We are very excited to welcome youth participants back to our lakefront this summer!

The anticipated schedule of classes is below. See the events calendar here to select a course and enroll a participant. You can select “Switch View” in the upper left and click “Sailing Youth Program” to see only Youth events. If you have enrolled a participant in our Youth Program before, sign in to your account, and select the session you’d like to register a participant for this summer. If you do not have an account, you’ll need to create one. You do not need to purchase a Hoofer Sailing Club membership to create an account, but you do need to be a member of the Wisconsin Union or a UW-Madison Student. Once you have signed in, select “Events” in the upper left. To view the available courses in calendar format, select “view events calendar.” To view events in a listed format, click “view open events list.” Once you’ve selected the event you’d like to register a participant for, click “sign up” below the event description and follow the prompts.

Block A: June 20th - June 30th
Morning:
Sailing 1: 6/20-23, 6/27-30 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Sailing 2: 6/20-23, 6/27-30 - 9:30am-12:30pm

All Day:
Sailing Day Camp: 6/20-23 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 6/20-23 - 10am-4pm
Sailing Day Camp: 6/27-30 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 6/27-30 - 10am-4pm

Afternoon:
Sailing 1 6/20-23, 6/27-30 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Sailing 2 6/20-23, 6/27-30 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Windsurfing 1 6/20-23, 6/27-30 - 1:30pm-4:30pm

Block B: July 5th - July 14th
Morning:
Sailing 1: 7/5-7, 7/11-14 - 9:30am-12:30pm ($262, Prorated due to shorter schedule)
Sailing 2: 7/5-7, 7/11-14 - 9:30am-12:30pm ($262, Prorated due to shorter schedule)
Windsurfing 1 7/5-7, 7/11-14 - 9:30am-12:30pm ($262, Prorated due to shorter schedule)

All day:
Sailing Day Camp: 7/5-7 - 10am-4pm ($225, Prorated due to shorter schedule)
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 7/5-7 - 10am-4pm ($225, Prorated due to shorter schedule)
Sailing Day Camp: 7/11-14 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 7/11-14 - 10am-4pm

Afternoon:
Sailing 1: 7/5-7, 7/11-14 - 1:30pm-4:30pm ($262, Prorated due to shorter schedule)
Sailing 2 7/5-7, 7/11-14 - 1:30pm-4:30pm ($262, Prorated due to shorter schedule)

Youth Block C: July 18th - July 28th
Morning:
Sailing 1: 7/18-21, 7/25-28 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Sailing 2: 7/18-21, 7/25-28 - 9:30am-12:30pm

All day:
Sailing Day Camp: 7/18-21 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 7/18-21 - 10am-4pm
Sailing Day Camp: 7/25-28 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 7/25-28 - 10am-4pm

Afternoon:
Sailing 1 7/18-21, 7/25-28 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Sailing 2 7/18-21, 7/25-28 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Windsurfing 1 7/18-21, 7/25-28 - 1:30pm-4:30pm

Youth Block D: August 1st - August 11th
Morning:
Sailing 1: 8/1-4, 8/8-11 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Sailing 2: 8/1-4, 8/8-11 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Windsurfing 1 8/1-4, 8/8-11 - 9:30am-12:30pm

All day: 10:00am start - 4pm end
Sailing Day Camp: 8/1-4 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 8/1-4 - 10am-4pm
Sailing Day Camp: 8/8-11 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 8/8-11 - 10am-4pm

Afternoon: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sailing 1: 8/1-4, 8/8-11 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Sailing 2 8/1-4, 8/8-11 - 1:30pm-4:30pm

Youth Block E: August 15th - August 25th
Morning:
Sailing 1: 8/15-18, 8/22-25 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Sailing 2: 8/15-18, 8/22-25 - 9:30am-12:30pm

All day:
Sailing Day Camp: 8/15-18 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 8/15-18 - 10am-4pm
Sailing Day Camp: 8/22-25 - 10am-4pm
Advanced Sailing Day Camp: 8/22-25 - 10am-4pm

Afternoon:
Sailing 1 8/15-18, 8/22-25 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Sailing 2 8/15-18, 8/22-25 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Windsurfing 1 8/15-18, 8/22-25 - 1:30pm-4:30pm