Glencoe Beach Programs

Beach Programs

Puddle Jumpers


Ages 5-6, Mondays, 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 5:30-7 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $175/200, 101502-02

Puddle Jumpers is the perfect intro to our popular Aquatics Camp. Your child will have the opportunity to sail, kayak, float on paddleboards and swim in the refreshing waters of Lake Michigan. The program is designed to get your child comfortable with open water and the many activities you cannot do in a pool setting. All instructors are Lifeguard certified and have been playing on the waters of Lake Michigan for many years. Life jackets will be worn at all times when near or on the water.

Little Seals Sailing


Ages 5-6, Wednesdays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 5:30-7 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $175/200, 101502-01

Designed for kids new to sailing, this program is run under very close instructor supervision; students sail with an instructor close to shore, making it easy for parents to observe their child’s first time at the helm. The class emphasizes safety and fun, as well as developing confidence in and around the water. Sailors will learn boat parts identification, rigging, and basic sail theory. Classes are conducted on Hobie Getaways, which are designed specifically for small groups out on the water. Life jackets will be worn at all times when near or on the water.

Fun Family Sailing Favorite!


Price includes up to 6 family members
Friday, 7/9, 5:30-7:30 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $129/149, 101702-03
Friday, 7/16, 5:30-7:30 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $129/149, 101702-04
Friday, 7/23, 5:30-7:30 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $129/149, 101702-05

Unplug, unwind and reconnect! Nothing builds lifelong memories like spending time together on a sailboat. Our dedicated sailing staff has developed a family program that teaches the basics of sailing on Lake Michigan to parents and children alike. Participants will learn the parts of the boat, basic terminology, knot tying, rigging/de-rigging and basic on water sailing skills. Whether it’s building a stronger family unit or just spending a fun Friday night together – nothing hits the mark like Family Fridays at the Glencoe Boating Beach! *All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian age 18 or older. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.

Try Sailing Favorite!


Price per parent/child pair
Saturday, 7/17, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $99/119, 101702-08
Saturday, 8/7, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $99/119, 101702-09

Enjoy a Saturday morning sail with your child. You and your child will be accompanied out on the water with one of our certified sailing instructors and learn the basics of sailing a catamaran. Basic instruction will include learning the main parts of the vessel, steering, winds, weather and proper on water safety. *All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian age 18 or older. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.

Paddleboard Yoga Favorite!


Ages 18+, Saturdays, 6/19-8/14, 7:45-8:45 AM, Glencoe Beach, $256/282, 101801-01
Ages 18+, Sundays, 6/20-8/15, 8:45-9:45 AM, Glencoe Beach, $256/282, 101801-02

SUP (stand up paddle) and yoga is a fun way to challenge your practice and paddle skills. Each session will involve active paddling along with strengthening and restorative yoga postures on the board. Work on your balance and core strength as you float on Lake Michigan. No prior paddling or yoga experience is required. Basic paddling techniques will be covered and options for yoga postures will be provided. We start with a short yoga sequence on land to practice in the water. All levels are welcome. No drop-ins allowed; participants must pre-register. Life jackets are provided. No class: July 3 & 4.

Adult Sailing Favorite!


Ages 18+, Sundays, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 10 AM-12:30 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $145/180, 101702-01
Ages 18+, Sundays, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 10 AM-12:30 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $145/180, 101702-02

Our instructors are committed to helping you learn to sail, familiarizing you with basic seamanship, introducing you to the wonderful sailing community of Lake Michigan, and taking special care that you learn safely and enjoy your new experience. You can expect to learn basic knots, sailing maneuvers, safety procedures, wind-sensing, right-of-way, nautical terms, and the joy of sailing.

Sailing Private Lessons


Ages 6+, Available Monday-Sunday, 5/29-9/6, 10 AM-6 PM, Glencoe Boat House, $70/80 per lessson (pay at the beach)

Private sailing lessons are given in one hour increments and are available between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. For additional information, please contact the Glencoe Boat House at (847) 835-8910. Please allow three days for scheduling.