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CHILDREN’S FUN GUIDE


Let’s Grow Memories Together This Summer! The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is looking forward to an amazing summer! With several renovations completed and the addition of brand new offerings, our summer children’s programs continue to grow and allow your children to have a blast in a fun and safe environment. Did you know that grandchildren of members and sponsored friends can participate in GPYC’s Junior Sailing, Swim Team, Tennis and Day Camp? Register Online for GPYC Summer Programs Registering for multiple summer programs at the GPYC is now easier than ever before. The Club is no longer using paper registration forms. Junior Sailing, Swim Team and Day Camp will all be using the same online registration software called TeamSnap. Sailing used TeamSnap last year, with great success. The software allows the coaches to communicate effectively with parents, handle invoicing efficiently and keep important information such as allergies or other health information right at their fingertips. Parents can sign up for Junior Tennis and Swim Lessons via email. All of the information you need, as well as registration links, is available at www.gpyc.org/fun.

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Table of Contents Junior Sailing Program

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Swim Team Program

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Swim Lessons

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Day Camp

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Tennis Program

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Junior Sailing Program GPYC’s Junior Sailing program is recognized on a local and national level. We’ve graduated sailors who have gone on to the Olympics and professional sailing careers. The programs are not only educational and competitive, our sailors thoroughly have fun too. Sailing Director Wally Cross Wally Cross is excited to be leading our team of U.S. Sailing certified instructors. Each is a talented sailor and teacher, and we are confident that you will be pleased with the progress students will achieve. Together, they will work to meet the individual needs and sailing goals of all interested members. As a professional sailor since 1985, Wally has raced in over 1,000 sail boat races and has also sailed worldwide. Youth Sailing Director Emily Simon A Grosse Pointe native and GPYC Junior Sailing alumnus, Emily is returning to the program this year to inspire and teach a new generation of sailors. Her history includes being on the first high school team from Grosse Pointe to qualify for national competitions. She continued to compete after high school in local and national competitions, earning multiple racing awards. Sessions

Half Day Full Day

2-Week Session

$400

$500

4-Week Session

$800

$1,000

Drop-In Week, Kinder Sailing

$150

$200

(Racing Team Only)

Full Summer Program Three, 2-week sessions, (plus drop-in week)

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$1,000

$1,500


Junior Sailing Program Learn to Sail • Levels 1 & 2 (Ages 7–11) The basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship and water safety. Session1: June 17 - 28 Session 2: July 1 - 12 (no class July 4) Session 3: July 29 - August 9 Learn to Race (Ages 7-11) A stepping stone between Learn to Sail and Opti Green Fleet, this course continues to expand young sailors’ understanding of sailing concepts and boat handling while introducing racing rules and fundamentals in a fun and exciting way. Session I: June 17 - 28 Session II: July 1 - 12 (no class on July 4) Session III: July 29 - August 9 Full day sessions: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Morning sessions: 9 a.m. - noon Adventure Sailing (Ages 12-18) Adventure sailing is for the beginner to advanced teenage sailor who wants to explore the water and improve their sailing in a fun and casual way. During this two-week session, sailors will get to sail the Club’s J/22s, O’pen Bics, 420s and windsurfers. This class focuses on water safety and seamanship while allowing sailors to experience the joys of being on the water. Session I: June 17 - 28 Session II: July 1 - 12 (no class on July 4) STEM Sailing Camp (Age 12-Up) Middle and high school students will learn to sail while applying science and math concepts to explore the sport and the natural world around them. This two-week camp utilizes US Sailing’s REACH curriculum, and covers topics like simple machines, water quality and testing, wind and weather forces on a sail and water safety. June 29 - August 9

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Junior Sailing Program Drop-in Sailing (All Ages) In between sessions but looking for more time on the water? Our coaches will be available for a week of sailing and fun on the water. Sailors can sail the Club’s J/22s, O’pen Bics, 420s, Optis, and windsurfers for an extra week of fun. July 15 - 19 Kinder Sailing (Ages 5 and 6) This new week-long session is a perfect sailing introduction for those who love the water but aren’t old enough yet for our Learn to Sail program. Our instructors will use the sailing simulator and the Club’s J/22s to get our smallest sailors comfortable on the water. This session will cover basic sailing concepts and water safety. July 15 - 19 (half day AM only) GPYC Racing Team (Ages 8-Up) GPYC’s racing team is a fun but intensive program for intermediateadvanced sailors who are ready to compete in local and regional regattas. Our racing team competes in weekly local events with additional opportunities to compete on a regional and national level. Sailors have the opportunity to compete in the Club’s Optis, Lasers, and 420s. Session I: June 17 - 28 Session II: July 1 - 12 (no class on July 4) Full Summer: June 17 - August 9 No Sailing: June 22 - 26 GPYC members’ children who sign up for any Youth Sailing Program this summer can bring along a guest. The Buddy Program is designed to allow kids to continue training with their friends to expand their interest in Sailing.

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Swim Team Program The GPYC Sailfish Swim Team is a competitive swim program offered to members ages 4-17 (age as of June 1). Our swimmers are grouped by ability and practice in a fun learning environment. The GPYC is one of the original MICSA participants in the 78-year tradition of the Michigan Interclub Swimming Association, a group of 14 clubs located throughout Metro Detroit. Head Swim Coach Nick Valice Nick started his coaching career in 2015. He is currently a group coach for Pointe Aquatics, where he primarily works with the 12 and under age group. He also serves as a head coach for the Grosse Pointe North Boy’s Team and University Liggett’s Girl’s Varsity Team. In addition, Nick was the head coach for the Grosse Pointe Shores Sharks, leading them to consecutive winning seasons. In his youth, Nick received several local and state swim awards. He looks forward to many successful seasons with the GPYC! Assistant Head Coach Bill Thompson As a Grosse Pointe South High School graduate, Bill swam for Coach Fred Michalik, was Team Captain his senior year, and was All-State and All-American. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was All-Ivy team captain his senior year and Scholar Athlete of the Year for his entire senior year. Bill has coached All-State and All-American swimmers in various local swim programs.

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Swim Team Program Future Sailfish Cost $275 This group is designed for children ages 4 and up and must have some prior swim experience. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters without help on both their front and back. This group focuses on proper technique for all four strokes, starts and finishes, and meet preparation. Age 8 and Under Cost $350 This group is suited for all swimmers 8 and under, who have knowledge in all 4 strokes, and are looking to become stronger swimmers. This group will focus on stroke drills, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, proper workout habits, and being competitive while having fun.

Age 9 - 12 Cost $350 This group is suited for swimmers ages 9-12 with a background in all 4 of the strokes. The focus will be on stroke development with an increase in aerobic and anaerobic training. To participate in this group, swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes properly and understand interval training. Age 13 and Over Cost $350 This group is for advanced swimmers who have several years of experience swimming with the GPYC Sailfish or elsewhere. This group will train all four strokes, focus on more intense aerobic and anaerobic training, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, and proper workout habits.

GPYC members’ children who sign up for any Swim Team Program this summer can bring along a guest. The Buddy Program is designed to allow kids to continue training with their friends to expand their interest in swimming.

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Swim Lessons Level 1 – Intro to Water Skills: Age 3+ For beginner swimmers. Basic skills include breath control, kicking, floating on front and back. Class is geared toward first-time swimmers. Class meets: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thurs. 9 - 9.30 a.m. Session 1: June 18 - 27 Session 2: July 2 - 11 (July 4 class will be Fri. July 5) Session 3: July 16 - 25 Cost: $72 per session Level 2 – For Beginner Swimmers: Age 4+ Class is geared towards the beginner swimmer who is already comfortable in the water. Basic skills include breath control, kicking, floating, freestyle and backstroke. If time permits, butterfly and breaststroke will be introduced. Option1: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thurs. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Option 2: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thurs. 10:30 - 11 a.m. Session 1: June 18 - 27 Session 2: July 2 - 11 (July 4 class will be Fri. July 5) Session 3: July 16 - 25 Cost: $72 per session

Level 3 – Sailfish Prep: Age 6+ An introduction to pre-competitive swimming. Focuses on blending swim lessons skills with beginner swim team techniques. Skills include flip turns, pre-competitive stroke development, and introduction to interval training. Class Meets: Mon. & Fri. 9 - 9:45 a.m. Session 1: June 17 - 28 Session 2: July 1 - 12 Session 3: July 1 - 26 Cost: $80 per session Swim test required For more information about private lessons, email Fred Michalik at fmichalik@gpyc.org

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Day Camp Thanks to our awesome camp coaches, this program grows every year! The Camp is for children ages 4-12 and runs from June 17 through August 9. Highlights of this year’s program include gardening, cooking classes, STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), tennis, pickleball, swimming, splash pad, playscape, sailboat rides and more. Day Camp Director Madeleine Kaiser Madeleine comes to this role well-equipped to ensure your children will be not only in a safe, caring environment – they will have an absolute blast, too. A Grosse Pointe Woods native, Kaiser is currently a second grade teacher at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Over the past six years, she has taught a range of preschool through middle school students. Madeleine’s greatest passion is working with children to give them enjoyable enrichment opportunities to learn and grow. There are two daily sessions: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 1 - 6 p.m. Schedule June 17-21 June 24-28 July 1-5 * July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 29-Aug 2 August 5-9

Weekly Theme Rainforest Stone Age Camping Carnival Space Under the Sea Western Olympics

(*Excluding July 4 - cost will be adjusted) Full Week $300 Member Rate $350 Sponsored Guest Rate

Half Day 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-6 p.m. $200 Member Rate $250 Sponsored Guest Rate

The price includes snacks, lunches and all activities. A one-time registration fee of $50 includes 5 t-shirts. For more information, contact Madeleine Kaiser at daycamp@gpyc.org. Day Camp does not include Sailing or Swim Lessons.

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Tennis Program It’s time to get your child acclimated to tennis on our new Har-Tru tennis courts and pickleball courts. GPYC’s Tennis Pro has developed a world-class program with the help of his one-on-one tennis coaches. Tennis Professional Dmitri Diakonov Dmitri Diakonov is one of 47 PTR Masters of Performance Tennis Coaches worldwide. The Master of Performance Tennis also represents the highest possible educational rating achievement in the industry. The Master of Tennis also represents a coaching level 5, the highest level within the national Standard for Sports Coaches. It is also recognized as an equivalent to the international Tennis Federation’s highest level of education and coaching. Dmitri is one of a handful of certified professionals within the Pickleball Professional Registry and is a sponsored member of Paddletek’s National Player Team. Pee Wee Program This program provides the building blocks of tennis and is taught through fun and engaging games. Ages: 4-7, Cost: $16 Challenger & Tour Level Designed for intermediate to advanced children, emphasizing improved foot work, strokes, strategy, and match play. Cost: $24 Tennis Lessons will begin on Monday, June 17 Email Dmitri at tennispro@gpyc.org to find a time that works best for you and your kids. Children are welcome to bring non-member guests for tennis lessons, as long as the member’s child accompanies his / her guest.

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