The ‘Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Program’ is a nationwide youth boating program that takes place at various sites throughout the country, including right here in Lorain County! This FREE Boating Camp opportunity is offered through Lorain County Metro Parks and open to Lorain County students aged 12-15 years. The program includes the Ohio Boating Education Course at the Mercy Health and Recreation Center and a Drowning Prevention course at the Splash Zone in Oberlin (successful completion of both courses is mandatory), followed by a full week of on-water boating with experienced instructors at the Lorain Sailing and Yacht Club!

Completion of a 2018 Spirit of America student application along with a 50-word essay is required, and registration is open to 90 participants (30 each on-water session). The application submission deadline is Monday, April 2, 2018!   CLICK HERE to download a copy, then print, complete and submit it along with the essay ASAP to apotonic@metroparks.cc to reserve your spot on the roster!


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