What is Spirit of America?

 

Real World Diversity:  Each program participant is exposed to sail, power, paddle, personal watercraft, and large vessel disciplines, rules and practice.  In addition, the students spend time in the classroom passing their state boating education course, a controlled environment of a pool and in natural settings to build up their confidence and competency.

 
Tailored to Middle School Students: The Spirit of America is an innovative year round opportunity and educational experience for middle school aged students, 11-15 years of age, that combines a summer-camp atmosphere with classroom discipline. The curriculum includes National Education and Physical Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and includes STEM Components.

State Boating Certificate:  Our students take part in a curriculum, which includes participating in and successfully completing their State Boating Education Course.
Water Safety Proficiency:  Students begin with the basics of water safety by participating in a Drowning Prevention (water safety competency) and Equipment Awareness course.  These life saving skills are a must have for every child.

 
Hands-on Water Time:  A minimum of five hours is spent in each of the disciplines; sail, paddle and power. Further, participants participate in hands on education and gain exposure to professional opportunities during the educational activities on board a USCG or local and state law enforcement agency large vessel.