Sailing & Paddle Boarding Classes

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Winnetka Water Explorers Camp

Wanna spend the summer at Lloyd Beach? Join the Park District in its new camp designated for the part-fish in your child. Children will engage in a multitude of water based activities including sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming at Lloyd Beach. Our camp counselor will show various techniques on to our campers with all of these fun and outgoing activities. On rainy days, children will play board games and do various indoor activities inside of the Lloyd Boat House.

All children must provide their own Type III, United States Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Days: Monday – Friday
Times: AM Camp – 9:15am until 11:15am
PM Camp – 12:00pm until 2:00pm
All Day Camp – 9:15am until 2:00pm
Fees: 4 Week Program –
AM and PM Camp – $323 res/$485 nr
All Day Camp – $646 res/$969 nr
1 Week Programs –
AM and PM Camp – $102 res/$153 nr
All Day Camp – $204 res/$306 nr
Sessions: Session I – June 12 until July 7*
Session II – July 10 until August 4

*No Class on July 4

Register for the Winnetka Water Explorers Camp Here

Jr. Sailing Lessons

Learn how to sail a sailboat on Lake Michigan this summer! No experience is needed to participate in our program. The Winnetka Park District’s Junior Sailing curriculum is designed for students entering 5th-8th grade. Safety and fun are the emphasis as you learn to sail. Our qualified instructors will teach skills throughout the course on how to: wind, weather, rig a boat, right a boat, and much more. Students will begin on Sunfish sailboats and progress to sailing on V15s.

All students must provide their own Type III, Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Classes will be held at the Lloyd Beach House (rain or shine).

Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Fees: First Week Trial – $125 res/$188 nr
Continuation from First Week – $293 res/$439 nr
All Four Weeks – $383 res/$574 nr
Session III – $106 res/$159 nr
Sessions: Session I – June 12 until July 7*
Session II – July 10 until August 4
Session III (For Session II Participants Only) – August 7 until August 11

*No Class on July 4

Register for Junior Sailing Lessons Here

Parent/Child Sailing Class

This one-day class will introduce parents and their child to basic sailing and techniques on Lake Michigan. Students will learn how to sail on Sunfish sailboats and will learn the many skills involved in sailing including: wind, weather, rigging, and righting a capsized boat. Students will have the opportunity to hit the water for a sail as well. All students should bring a lunch. A detailed list of items you should bring will be e-mailed to you prior to the start of the class.

Date: Saturday, July 22 (Registration Deadline July 19)
Saturday, August 5 (Registration Deadline August 2)
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $100 res / $125 nr per couple
Min/Max: 3/6 couples

Register for the Parent/Child Sailing Classes Here

Paddle Board and Kayak Classes with Northwest Passage

Beginner SUP (stand up paddleboarding) Classes

Come try to growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP). SUP offers up a unique perspective while on the water. This sport has its roots in Hawaii and is a hybrid between canoeing and surfing. Our 2 hour program is an informal introduction to his new and exciting sport. Join us and have a blast out on the water. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED AND ALL AGES WELCOME!

Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Dates: June 24, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26
Registration Deadlines: June 21, July 12, July 25, August 9, August 23
Fee: $75 res/$85 nr
Location: Lloyd Beach
Min/Max: 6/12

Register For Beginner SUP Classes Here

Intermediate SUP Classes

Got the hang of SUP? Now it’s time to try your skills at the next level. Surfing, downwind racing, hang ten are just some of the next steps in your SUP progression. The Northwest Passage skilled staff will assist with tips on techniques while you build confidence.

Day: Saturday
Dates: July 8, August 5, September 2
Registration Deadline: July 5, August 2, August 30
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $75 res / $85 nr per class
Min/Max: 6/12

Register for Intermediate SUP Classes Here

Full Moon Kayaking

Join the experienced instructors of The Northwest Passage for an evening to remember. Slip into the water and take in a unique sunset perspective from the seat of your kayak off the waters of Lloyd Beach. As the sun sets you are rewarded with the brilliance of a full moon rise over the water. There are only 3 dates throughout the summer. All equipment is provided and alternate dates and locations may be needed due to weather and lake conditions. Limited number of spaces.

Dates: Friday, August 19/Saturday, July 5/Sunday, August 6
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Registration Deadlines: June 6/July 5/August 3
Fee: $90 Residents & $100 Non-Resident
Location: Lloyd Beach
Min/Max: 5/12

Register for Full Moon Kayaking Here

Fireworks Kayak

Ever consider enjoying the myriad of fireworks shows along the North Shore from the seat of a kayak? Join The Northwest Passage instructors as they launch from Lloyd Beach on July 3rd to head out on the lake for a special evening of kayak paddling and firework viewing. Weather dependent. Limited number of spaces. Offered only once per year so don’t miss out!

Dates: Monday, July 3
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Registration Deadlines: June 30
Fee: $90 Residents & $100 Non-Resident
Location: Lloyd Beach
Min/Max: 5/12

Register for Fireworks Kayak Here