After-School Programs & Field Trips

Crew to Captain

A mission of Community Sailing New Orleans is to empower the youth through sailing. Crew to Captain is a Maritime Career Development Program that is designed for high school students to find potential pathways to careers in the local maritime industry. Over three years, students will learn to sail and work towards their instructor certification while learning valuable professional skills and being introduced to opportunities for post-high school graduation.

Program Objectives

  • Instill a passion of being on the water to promote interest in maritime related careers.

  • Teach students basic job skills such as communication, responsibility, and professionalism.

  • Provide academic support that helps students succeed and graduate high school.


10th grade students can apply for the school year of 2020 -2021 Crew to Captain by sending in a cover letter with a brief bio and why this program peaks their interest to [email protected]

Youth Sailing Classes


Tuesdays from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm

  • Start Date: September 8

Click Here to Sign Up

Girls Rock the Boat

Sailing isn’t just a sport; it’s a life-changing experience that builds self-confidence, leadership skills, and strength. In an all-female identifying environment, girls experience empowerment with progressive skill-building. In each session, students lead, communicate, and learn from their peers while learning the fundamentals of the sport of sailing.

Program Objectives

  • Foster an environment for young women to build confidence.

  • Provide a pathway for equal access to sailing opportunities.

  • Cultivate positive female role models and mentors in the sport of sailing.


Thursdays from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm

  • Dates TBA

Girls Sailing Classes





STEM & Environmental Science Program

Our STEM and Environmental Science Program offers all students an equal platform for learning. Through active participation in science and sailing curriculum, students develop their self-confidence and appreciation of the natural world; improve their scientific and mathematical understanding of sailing while increasing their comfort with the local aquatic environment. Critical thinking skills are enhanced as students work through real-world environmental challenges faced by residents in the greater New Orleans area.

Program Objectives

  • Reinforce school lessons and teachings through hands-on STEM activities.

  • Create stewards of Lake Pontchartrain and our surrounding environment.

  • Promote academic success and explore career opportunities in the maritime field.

Child learning sailing technique


Classroom groups can be scheduled on-site or off-site programs Monday – Friday

Call our office 504.233.3292 for more details and scheduling.

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