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Donate to Our Youth Sailing Program

Donate to Our Youth Sailing Program


Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP) is a community-centered nonprofit providing on-the-water learning and exploration to children ages 6 and up. Hosted at the Camden Yacht Club, CAYSP offers lessons to all children regardless of their ability to pay. Generous scholarship funding is available on a need basis, and all are encouraged to apply. Your donation helps us offer financial support to every eligible applicant. Unlike many other youth sailing programs hosted by yacht clubs, students do not need to be related to or sponsored by CYC members to enroll. 


At CAYSP, students learn far more than the fundamentals of sailing and seamanship. Here, they make friends that last a lifetime and connect with our marine surroundings in days driven by curiosity and adventure. Many of our students return year after year, and go on to become apprentices and instructors in our program. It’s part of what makes CAYSP and CYC feel so much like one big summer-long annual family reunion!  


Your support helps more students try their hand at sailing for the first time, encourages young racers to compete in regional competitions, purchases new boats and safety gear, and welcomes young instructors in their first professional jobs. Thank you for making it all possible!



Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and your donation may be tax deductible. 

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