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The Foundry is a  local non-profit organization located in the flats of Cleveland. Our mission is to transform the lives of Cleveland’s youth through access to the sports of rowing and sailing.


Learn to sail this summer on Lake Erie at the Foundry's sailing center located at the Historic Coast Guard Station situated on Whiskey Island at 1000 Cuyahoga River Road. During our camps, middle and high school students will learn the basics of sailing, build fitness, discover and experience Cleveland's waterways and even conduct experiments  in a safe and fun environment led by our skilled instructors. Enjoy the best views of Cleveland and beat the heat by learning to sail this summer at the Foundry sailing center.

Our summer youth sailing program is open to students in 6th - 12th grades.   Any questions regarding program selection can be directed to the coaching staff at


The Foundry provides instruction by a certified coach, professionally maintained boats, insurance, safety fleet, safety gear and administrative support.



For those first-time sailors who wish to discover the sport of sailing, the Foundry offers a half day Introduction to Sailing camp during the first week of each Learn to Sail session.  This instructional camp is designed to familiarize the new sailor with the waterfront and provide an introduction to the sport and fundamental sailing skills.   Participants will learn in our campus classroom, docks and on the water.  The camp takes place Monday through Friday at the sailing center located at the Historic Coast Guard Station situated on Whiskey Island.


Dates, Time and Cost

Session I:   June 6 - June 10, 2022       9am - 12pm      $300

Session II:  June 20 - June 24, 2022    9am - 12pm      $300




For returning sailors or those new sailors interested in gaining a more in depth experience and developing what it takes to sail safely and with confidence, the Foundry offers two week sessions in the Learn to Sail program.   Sessions take place Monday through Friday.  Morning, afternoon and full day sessions are offered.   Athletes can select one, two or all three sessions.    No previous experience is needed.


Dates, Times & Cost

Session I

June 6 - June 17, 2022  Morning Half Day:  9am-12pm     $600  

June 6- June 17, 2022  Afternoon Half Day: 1pm - 4pm     $600

June 6 - June 17, 2022  Full Day:   9am - 4pm      $1200



Session II

June 20 - July1  Morning Half Day:  9am - 12pm     $600

June 20 - July 1  Afternoon Half Day:  1pm - 4pm    $600

June 20 - July 1  Full Day:  9am - 4pm     $1200


A discount of 15% is offered for those who register for both sessions for either half day or full day.


The Foundry believes that people of all backgrounds should have equal access to rowing, sailing and fitness. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all our community members. Financial assistance is available to students of families experiencing economic hardship, to ensure that financial limitations never prevent youth from participating in our programs. If you would like to find out more information about The Foundry's financial assistance program, email us at:

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