Community Boating Junior Program


Community Boating, Inc.

Photo of students smiling and waving from a Community Boating sailboat.

We offer sailing, paddling, and windsurf lessons, STEM programs, games, and other activities for Greater Boston's youth every summer.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Signup has started and is ongoing. There is no deadline and anyone can sign up throughout the summer so long as there are spots available in that class, in some cases even after that class has started.

We highly recommend you read our FAQ page before trying to register. Visit to get the basics before you enroll. Young people must have some proof they can swim 50 yards - you can take a swim test for free at any YMCA, or you can show other forms of certification. You can see the full calendar of class options and their availability at

To complete registration, you'll need to create an account if you don't already have one. Once you buy a membership, you are in the program. You’ll also need:

  • parent/guardian contact (including email address)
  • child’s name and contact info
  • child’s swim proof (see FAQ for details)
  • income information (optional — for discount calculation)
  • credit card (in person we accept cash or card, no checks)


Sliding scale from $1-$435 for the whole summer, which includes membership, classes & boat usage; everything we offer for the summer weeks! CBI uses a fee calculator during registration that is based on household income and family size.

  • Sliding scale based on income


  • In-person only.

Community Boating Boathouse

21 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02114
United States


Outside Cambridge

On the Boston Esplanade between the Hatch Shell and Longfellow Bridge. Five minute walk from Charles/MGH red line stop or ten minutes from Arlington Street green line stop. Please no vehicles on the esplanade; see website for details:

Dates and Times

This program runs during the summer.

Monday through Friday.

Program runs 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM each day from June 17 - August 23. Classes are offered either on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on the week and class level/topic. Visit to see our class schedule.

Additional information

Sailing program that serves young people of all levels, those just beginning to sail and kids who have tons of experience. Kids take classes till they reach a level where they can take boats out on their own, then can choose what their day looks like and what further classes they want to take. Activities include Sailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, and Stand-up Paddleboarding. 


Kate Myler

Community Boating Inc. Boston

(617) 523-1038

Most questions can be answered on our website, but please contact us with specific questions, issues, or for special circumstances.

Photo of students smiling and waving from a Community Boating sailboat.
This program runs during the summer.

Monday through Friday.

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Kate Myler

Community Boating Inc. Boston

(617) 523-1038
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Last updated May 1, 2024.