June 18, 2013


Posted by Joshua Holmes, Sailing Coordinator for Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Over the past week, we were given a great opportunity to improve our sailing skills by attending an US Sailing Instructor Course. It was an intensive four-day learning experience, which pushed us into the challenge zone and we feel we have become stronger because of it.

On our arrival we were warmly welcomed by YMCA Camp Chingachgook, which is situated on the beautiful Lake George, in upstate New York.

The four-day course consisted of lesson planning, learning how to get the best out of our sailors at Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, and most importantly how to keep everybody safe.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Chris, Pam and YMCA Camp Chingachgook for an awesome experience.

Our four international sailing instructors had a great time getting to know each other, being pushed to the limit, coming out covered in bruises but evolving into an amazing sailing team. Bring on Summer 2013 at Peconic Dunes!