Squam Day- Friday, August 6, 2021

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JP is in Session for 2021!

Updated 4/20/21

COVID UPDATE: After a terribly disappointing cancellation of the 2020 Junior Program due to COVID, we are so excited to announce that camp is a GO for the 2021 season!  Check in protocols, hand washing, temperature checks, mask wearing, cohort assignments, designated eating areas and vessel/equipment disinfecting are some of the key changes we will be implementing this summer to keep our campers, staff and the greater AYC community safe. There will be more details coming out in May as we finalize these new safety measures to be sure we are compliant with the local health guidelines and best practice. We are thrilled that we will once again get all the kids back in boats and on the tennis courts!

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STAFFING: We are thrilled to have Jared Rodriguez returning as the Junior Program Director.  He’s been hard at work to ensure the Junior Program will follow all the necessary COVID safety guidelines as established by the CDC and the Local Department of Public Health. Jared has once again lined up a fabulous group of eager and talented councilors. We have several new staff members as well as some familiar faces this season! They all can’t wait to start camp!

TENNIS: John Tracy will be returning as head tennis pro and we are so lucky to have him! Tennis will continue to focus on sportsmanship, etiquette, and competition. It is our hope that the tennis program continues to develop and become just as integral to the Club as sailing. It is our hope to continue the Friday interclub tennis matches as well.

SAILING: We have a fantastic revitalized fleet of Opti’s and 420s just waiting to be used this summer! In addition to the usual sailing levels/groups, we plan to offer the very popular 1:1 Opti lessons on Fridays this summer during the camp season. Look for an announcement in June on how to sign up!

SEAMANSHIP: This class will continue to offer our youngest campers an opportunity to develop a love and respect for the ocean and environment, as well as becoming comfortable in and around the water. This program teaches skills such as, rowing, paddle sports, teamwork, and communication. We will be offering the US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling course again this year. This is for all campers and members ages 12 and up. The first course will be held Monday July 12th to Thursday July 15th and the second will run Monday July 26th to Thursday July 29th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

SAFETY: Safety will remain the Junior Program’s focus. Instructors will be trained and certified in the areas of First Aid, CPR, First Responder, as well as Safe Powerboat Handling and Safety and Rescue. All of our sailing instructors are US Sailing Level 1 certified.  All JP staff will be well trained in our COVID safety guidelines and procedures.

COMMUNICATIONS: Jared will continue to work closely with the staff to produce daily announcements, as well as the weekly “This Week in the JP” email.  This weekly email will provide information regarding past, current, and future happenings at the Junior Program including travel events, regattas, and tennis matches, parent volunteers needs, and other fun and useful info.



IMPORTANT DATES: Mark your calendars with these important dates:

  • Early JP Registration Discount ends: May 18th

  • JP Opening Day: June 21st

  • Squam Day: August 6th

  • Prize Night: August 12th 

 

I would like to thank Jared Rodriguez and Dean Lavoie for all their efforts these last several weeks to help understand and navigate the new health guidelines and ensure we can offer a safe and unforgettable summer for all those involved in the Junior Program!  I would also like to thank the members of the JP Committee for their input, encouragement and time on various matters as we planned for camp:

Cathy Fenollosa,
Roseann Vidal
Frances Brooks Taplett
Michele Martin
Valentine Oldham
Lindsay Pearce Cowan
 

We look forward to seeing you at the Club!
Please email Jared Rodriguez with any questions at juniorprograms@annisquamyc.org
 

Jared Rodriguez, Junior Program Director 
John Andrew, Junior Program Governor


 

In Accordance with Massachusetts state law, and to ensure both the safety of the campers and highest quality staff, the Annisquam Yacht Club preforms background checks on all staff each year. Our full policies on background checks, health care, discipline, and grievances are available upon request. 

Meningococcal Disease and Immunization info provided to parents annually. 

“This camp must comply with regulations of MDPH and be licensed by the LBOH”

 

Please email Jared Rodriguez with any questions
juniorprograms@annisquamyc.org

Jared Rodriguez, Junior Program Director
John Andrew, Junior Program Governor