Other classes

Club 4/5

Club 4/5 is a recreational program for four and five year olds meeting for an hour and a half weekday mornings. Activities include age appropriate crafts, games, stories, and occasional "field trips" to the beach or for a walk. The class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at either 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m in Clark Hall. You can register for either the Monday, Wednesday, Friday program; the Tuesday, Thursday program, or both.

         

Fine Art

There are two art classes, Introduction to Fine Arts, offered on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. for those ages five to eight, and Advanced Fine Arts, offered on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for those ages nine and up.  Both classes will focus on the various types of art and the artists that have defined it over time.  Projects will involve various types and aspects of art in today’s society including drawing, painting, sculpting, and photography.  Depending on the age group, participants might be doing photography or self-portrait drawing, watercolor fish, ceramics, three-dimensional design, print making, and colored pencil projects.  No prior art education or experience is necessary

         

Crafts

Two levels of crafts classes will be offered:  Introduction to Crafts on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 for those aged five to eight, and Advanced Crafts on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for those aged nine and up.  Participants will develop projects from various materials and supplies that can be found around the house, expressing their creativity in a fun way.  Projects such as kite making, duck tape crafts, jewelry making, mosaics, coiled baskets, paper mache, sand art, etc. will be incorporated into the classes depending on the ages and interests of participants.  No prior experience is necessary.

         

Dance

This class, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Clark Hall, will focus on the fundamentals of dance for beginners, including an introduction to different types of dance such as salsa, line dancing, tap, ballet, and contemporary.  Prior dance experience is not required and all age seven and up are welcome to join.

         

Golf

Beginner Golf is for those with little to no golf experience, and covers basic golf skills including chipping and putting along with golf etiquette.  This class meets at the GLP putting green onNorth Street from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Children must be at least 8 years old and bring their own putter.

Intermediate Golf is for those who have mastered basic swings and are able to hit the ball with some accuracy.  This class builds on those skills and includes further instruction in chipping and putting, and emphasis on golf etiquette.  This class meets at the GLP putting green on North Street from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Children must be at least 8 years old and bring their own putter.

Advanced Golf is for those 13to adult who have mastered basic swings and are able to hit the ball with some accuracy but require further instruction to improve their game.  This class builds on those skills and includes further instruction in chipping and putting, and emphasis on golf etiquette.  This class meets primarily at the GLP putting green on North Street from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Participants do not need to have their own equipment though it is strong encouraged.

Note:  All golf classes will include travel off the Point for experience at a local driving range and golf course.  The cost of these outings is included in the class fee.  Volunteer drivers will be needed and a permission slip required.  This slip will be emailed to participants after registration or can be found and completed at the link below.

 

Physical Conditioning

If you are looking for an edge summer, join us to improve your speed, agility, and quickness for your upcoming sports season.  This program will include various drills to improve sprint speed, running mechanics, acceleration, deceleration, foot quickness, and conditioning.  We will also perform various drills to improve joint integrity, core strength, flexibility, and plyometrics (power/ explosive exercises).  Many of these drills will use bodyweight, bands, medicine balls, etc.  The course will be taught by personnel from Advantage Personal Training with over twenty years of coaching athletes at various levels of college and professional sports.  This class will meet at the sports field on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for those ages eleven to thirteen, and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for those ages 14-20.

         

Theater

This class provides a fun introduction to acting and theater basics for participants age eight to twelve and is lead by a professional theater teacher.  The class culminates in a full-length performance at the end of each month.  The class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Clark Hall for children aged 8-12.

 

Coastal Navigation

This four-week course will help you become a better sailor and more valuable crew member.  You will learn how to read charts, plot positions and courses, support a principle navigator, use a hand bearing compass, binoculars, plotter, and dividers, and recognize navigational problems and know what to do.  We may also cover trip planning and the use of GPS sounders and radar, and/or practice actual navigation in local waters.  See the Youth and Adult Class Schedule under the Registration tab for dates and time.  This class is for those age 10 through adult.

       

Connecticut Safe Boating Course

If you are interested in the Connecticut Safe Boating Course, required to obtain a Connecticut boater’s license, please email the Yacht Club at glpychelpdesk@hotmail.com.  If there is enough interest, this is usually offered on a weekend day in July. Minimum age is 12; there is also a minimum number required by the provider to run this class.

The following information is excerpted from the provider’s, Sound Environment Associates, website:
This one-day course is designed to provide safe boating information and regulations in a clear, practical, and interesting format.  The course material is presented by qualified instructors that use teaching techniques and visual aids to enhance the learning experience and keep the course fun and interesting for children as well as adults.

The course is approved by the state and NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard.  Under Connecticut state law, all boat operators must obtain a Safe Boating Certificate.  All PWC operators must obtain a Certificate of Personal Watercraft.  Completion of this course will qualify students to obtain the required certificate to operate both a boat and PWC.

 

Build-a-Seashell

Help us preserve this venerable fleet by adding to it!  Those age ten and up will work with adult volunteers to build a Seashell using pre-cut wood.  When the boat is complete, the students will vote on a name and color, and the boat will be donated to the Yacht Club for all Seashell sailors to use.  The course will also include a trip to a local sail maker to watch and participate in the sail making process.  The class will introduce some new skills to our young sailors including boat design, building, and maintenance.  All Seashell sailors, junior sailors, “alumni,” and parents will be invited to a “Sail-a-Thon” in the Inner Lagoon to raise funds for the project.  Anyone interested in this program should meet at the Seashell Beach at 9:00 on Sunday, July 2nd.  We will plan to meet each Sunday morning in July, depending on how long the building process takes.  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Steere at ssnoank@aol.com.