‘Happy Campers’ Thanks To CIYC and F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP
Thank you Captiva Island Yacht Club! Without the generous sponsorship donations of CIYC members, as well as the dedication and enthusiasm of Instructor Captain Marshall Long, Program Director Lauren Davies, Asst. Instructor Kirk Williams, and many counselors, this program would not have been possible. Working with FISH for the second year, CIYC members sponsored several children by providing scholarships to their Junior Sailing Club summer camp. This camp introduces youth to the sport of sailing, our beautiful waters and wildlife.
The program was offered in two, 2-week sessions (Monday through Friday). Students, ages 8 to 15, had sailing instruction, cool down lunchtime, and kayaking instruction. Each session taught the basics to the beginning sailors, and built upon prior experience with focus on more advanced racing and sailing skills as each participant advanced through the program. CIYC has a fleet of 12 Optimist prams, 6 Sunfish and 3 Laser sailboats.
From all of us at FISH, and on behalf of all the youth who participated in the CIYC Junior Sailing Camp, THANK YOU!
For additional information on the FISH Youth Scholarship Programs, please contact Kathy Y. Monroe, M.S.G., Program Director or Nitza Lopez, S.W., Case Manager at the FISH Walk-In-Center, 239-472-4775.