All of our programs are full. We are keeping a waitlist but cannot guarantee placement.

We may open a class for 8th-11th graders July 26-30, 10:30-1:30. If you are interested please email [email protected] to put your child’s name on the list. Session is limited to 10 students




Course Description, Requirements

Sailing (3 hours per day)

Ages 8-13

Staggered arrival/departure times for three groups of students. No more than 6 per group.

June 21-25
June 28-July 2
July 12- 16
July 19-23
July 26-30

1 week
+ $25 NR fee

Instruction is geared to all levels of sailors, with special emphasis on beginners. After each participant is assessed on basic skills, including swim test and capsize, the sailor
will be placed into an appropriate instructional group & boat. The curriculum is based on US Sailing’s Learn Sailing Right for Beginner and Intermediate sailors.

Sailors are provided with a one-year US Sailing membership that includes the SKILL Up app.

Basic Powerboat/Bobber Card (9:00 – 12:00)

Ages 10-13

July 7-9: PB Session 1

An abbreviated week; applicants should be willing to do self-study with the book in advance. Class focus will be On-the-Water skills and Bobber Card exam

3 days
+ $25 NR fee

Designed as an introduction to safe powerboat operation. Students will receive hands-on/water instruction and satisfactorily demonstrate national On-the-Water Standards. Upon successful course completion and a passing grade on the written test, the student will earn the Florida Bobber Card (

This course requires reading/study at home each evening. Students should register only once for this course.

For the 2021 summer program schedule
For the summer program FAQs

Summer sessions will again reflect social distancing, personal protection and sanitary procedures. Sessions are reduced to one week (five days). Parents are asked to read the policies & procedures carefully before considering pre-registration for a session. If conditions warrant, temperatures will be checked daily. Equipment assigned to each student will be theirs for the entire week. Equipment will be sanitized daily. Staff will also be checked daily.

We look forward to welcoming your child(-ren) to ESC this summer!

  • Session Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • If your child wants to be placed in a section of the class with a specific person or persons, parents must let the Registrar know in advance. Requests for placements might not be possible once sections have been assigned.
  • ESC’s programs are held outside (and on the water). We have no control over the weather and cannot refund days when the weather is such that it would pose a safety issue for students or staff. Instructors do have the discretion to offer alternative activities on no-wind days that are appropriate for the students and follow safety/health guidelines, e.g. kayaking & STEM
  • Classes are held in North Shore Park, 13001 N. Cleveland Avenue, N. Ft. Myers, just over the US
    41 bridge into North Fort Myers. ESC is located in the park, adjacent to the Best Western Hotel.
  • Information about our school year programs will be available online.
  • The $25 NON-refundable fee is a one-time fee per child, not per class.

Thanks to CMCS (sailing organization), we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for SAILING this summer. Families who might not otherwise be able to send their child(children) are invited to request a one-time scholarship. For application and information, contact Marla Parker  [email protected]