About Community Sailing of Colorado
There’s sailing in Colorado?
You bet and lots of it! The Cherry Creek Reservoir is one of Community Sailing of Colorado’s (CSC) flagship location where we teach a variety of programs such as youth summer camps, adult classes, adaptive sailing, free outreach events, and even coach a junior race team. Our goal is to make sailing accessible to all in Colorado, regardless of age and ability. This past season CSC was able to share sailing with over 2,800 people in Colorado. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we couldn’t do this without our generous donors who provide scholarships for our youth as well as funding for our adaptive and outreach programs.
Our Summer Camps are an incredible opportunity for adventurous youth, ages 5-17, to experience all that sailing has to offer. What could be more fun than driving around in what feels like a wind-powered floating go-kart? In addition to the excitement it brings, sailing also helps youth further develop skills such as collaboration, creative problem solving, independence, leadership, and effective communication. At CSC we feel these experiences reach beyond the shores of our reservoirs and really expand a child’s life. Thanks to donations made to our scholarship program last year, we awarded scholarships to 54 young members of our community who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
CSC’s most impactful program is our Adaptive Sailing Program. This program provides low to no cost sailing opportunities and breaks down barriers for participants living with physical and cognitive disabilities. Utilizing specially designed equipment, including five adaptive boats and unique programming, CSC teaches sailing to members of our community regardless of ability. This program put over 500 people on the water in 2017! We host dozens of group outings each year with other partner organizations such as Craig Hospital and NSCD who serve individuals living with disabilities. We rely on a huge team of volunteers to help make these experiences safe, seamless and memorable. In addition, during the 2nd or 4th Mondays of June-August, we host free open-house style adaptive sailing nights that are very popular. Consider volunteering at one of these events and truly make an impact on the lives of individuals who couldn’t believe sailing was a possibility. These outings are extremely special to us by truly making sailing accessible to all.
If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, there are so many ways to get involved and prior sailing experience is not always required. Volunteering at any one of these events could be as simple as, signing sailors in, fitting life jackets, helping someone into a boat, or taking photos to document the day. We also always welcome experienced sailors who are ready to put their nautical skills to philanthropic use. Regardless of the task at hand, our volunteers find it incredibly rewarding to be part of such an empowering experience.
See you on the water!
Email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at (303) 757-7718
Community Sailing of Colorado
P.O. Box 102613
Denver, CO 80250
Tax ID: 84-1284837