Junior Sailing Schools Around Lake Michigan
While sailing is for everyone, sailing is one of the best sports for kids.  It builds confidence and it allows kids to show off a skill to their parents they learned on their own.
All kids are required to wear life jackets full time around the water for safety.  Small boats are provided.  Your child needs minimal gear – hat, sunscreen, gloves, life jacket, and a windbreaker.  They'll take turns being in command of their own sailboat.
Be confident you don't have to go far to find a sailing school for your children.  Beware:  they fill quickly!  While our programs are continuing to add capacity, more and more kids are signing up. 
These "day camp" like programs based on the water are affordable.  We continue our campaign to let people know that sailing is accessible to and affordable for all.  Check out these programs in the Lake Michigan area and join in the fun! 

Kudos to Glenn McCarthy who created v.1 of Learn to Sail in 2014 in his blog on Chicago Now:  Junior Sailing Schools.

 

Key:  ASA:  American Sailing Association; USCG:  United States Coast Guard;
USN:  United States Navy; USSA:  United States Sailing Association
Illinois
City School (clicable link) First
Sail
Youth
Lessons
Private
Lessons
Certified
By
Timeshare Rentals Charters Adaptive
Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Park District
Chicago Burnham Park Yacht Club USSA
Chicago Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club USSA
Chicago Chicago Match Race Center-Endeavour USSA
Chicago Chicago Park District   USSA  
Chicago Chicago Sailing firstsail   USSA    
Chicago Chicago Yacht Club   USSA
Chicago Columbia Yacht Club USSA
Chicago Jackson Park Yacht Club     USSA        
Evanston City of Evanston  
Evanston Northwestern University Sailing Center
Glencoe Glencoe Shores Sailing School USSA
Highland Park North Shore Yacht Club
Johnsburg Community Sailing School @ Pistakee firstsail   USSA
Kenilworth Kenilworth Sailing Club
Lake Bluff Lake Bluff Park District
Lake Forest Lake Forest Sailing
USSA   
Peoria Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club
Springfield Island Bay Yacht Club USSA
Waukegan Chicago Sailing firstsail   USSA
Waukegan Waukegan Yacht Club Youth Foundation USSA
Wilmette Sheridan Shore Sailing School USSA
Wilmette Wilmette Park District-Gillson Sailing
Winnetka Winnetka Park District
Indiana         
City School (clickable link)
First
Sail
Youth
Lessons
Private
Lessons
Certified
By
Timeshare Rentals Charters Adaptive
Bloomington Lake Monroe Sailing Association
Hammond Hammond Marina
Highland Indiana Sailing Association
Indianapolis Indianapolis Sailing Club
West Lafayette Lafayette Sailing Club
Michigan         
City School (clickable link) First
Sail
Youth
Lessons
Private
Lessons
Certified
By
Timeshare Rentals Charters Adaptive
Bay View YMCA of Northern Michigan