The Guppies Program is intended for young sailors interested in gaining confidence and comfort on and around the water; and a basic introduction to the sport of sailing. The program will run for nine one week sessions (beginning June 27th), Monday through Friday mornings from 9:15 am to 11:45 am at the Polpis Harbor location; with the exception of the week of the Coffin Cup (July 22) which will be a four day week. The Guppies program includes a mix of basic learning activities and games with a focus on building confidence, safety and fun. Activities include rigging, steering and sailing a pram, harbor tours, sailing in a larger boat, water-based scavenger hunts, basic craft projects, and other sailing and marine related games and activities. Every Monday of each session there will be a parent and student meeting for the first half hour. Students are encouraged to bring a snack and a water bottle. We ask that students wear appropriate shoes (closed-toe) when participating in the Guppies program. Students must turn 5 years old before 6/1/16 and must not turn 7 years old before 8/31/16. Students under 5 years old will not be permitted to participate. Students will be given a very basic swim check, while wearing a life jacket, to assess their comfort level in and around the water. This will not be a swim test and beginner swimmers are invited to participate in the program; life jackets will be provided and worn at all times. Please note: the Guppies program is intended as a one or two week introductory course and we ask that parents limit enrollment of their sailor to no more than 2 sessions. The course curriculum is designed across two weeks, and not intended for sailors participating for nine weeks. Additionally, by designing the curriculum in this manner, we are aiming to accommodate as many young sailors as possible.