Find a youth boating course or program in your area to get kids involved on the water

youth boating programs

Youth boating organizations are a great way to get kids involved on the water. They can learn more about a certain aspect of boating, meet new friends, learn new skills and develop a lifelong love of boating.

By having your kids join a youth boating organization you can help teach them safe boating practices while showing kids the fun of recreational boating.

Youth boating programs can include boating and water activities like:

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Power boating
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Wakeboarding & Waterski
  • General youth water activities
  • Safe boating classes

Many of these programs offer training and/or lessons to help you get started. You’ll learn the basics, rules of the water, techniques and hone your skills. Many groups will also host youth competitions and exhibitions to help kids develop their skills further.

Discover Boating – the recreational boating industry’s campaign to grow boating participation, has created a database of youth boating programs to help make it easier to find a local program in your area.

You can search by geographic area, age group, type of activity and more.

To get started, find a youth boating program near you

Every town and city brings something different to try… so a search in your local area can provide you with some great ideas to get your kids involved in boating and water activities!




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Diane Seltzer

Founder at BoaterKids.com
Diane is the founder of BoaterKids.com as well as the boating lifestyle site MyBoatLife.com. Active in the boating industry, Diane is the marketing director for SureShade, maker of patented retractable boat shade systems, and founder of Marine Marketing Tools, a collaborative site for sharing marine marketing best practices. Diane is also author of the children's book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

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