Keeping The Family Active While Having a Blast!
Lakewood Yacht Club is a family-oriented club. The youth of Lakewood are the future of Lakewood, so the Board of Directors and Flag Officers feel that all members should support its youth and their activities at the club.
We offer programs for kids of all ages and their families. From sailing teams to special dining events and fun activities, we have something for every member of your family.
Seahorses, Seahorse Camp & Opti Camp
The Seahorses are the youth sailors of Lakewood Yacht Club. The Seahorses are LYC kids from 7 to 17 years of age who enjoy a very active program including sailing instruction, as well as fun and fellowship.
Each June, the Seahorses enjoy a 5-day overnight sailing camp at Lakewood which is guided by professional instructors. The camp consists of sailing instruction, safety and seamanship with social activities including two outside trips. No matter what the child's stage of sailing experience, the goals of the summer program are to improve their sailing skills and have fun on the water, safely. At the end of the week on Friday night everyone, including parents, enjoys a Seahorse Banquet and Awards Ceremony.
The annual Optimist Camp offers a week-long day camp under highly supervised conditions for younger children who have completed second grade. The primary goals are to introduce the children to sailing and provide ongoing sailing instruction to children with more advanced sailing skills. The week culminates with a Boat Parade Friday afternoon followed by an Awards Ceremony.
In addition to sailing instruction provided during Seahorse and Opti camps in June, Lakewood's Sailing Coaches will be offering individual and group sailing and racing lessons throughout the year for all age children. The program has been expanded to include all levels of instruction, from novice to advanced on Optimists, Sunfish, Lasers, 420’s, Flying Juniors, and J-class boats.
Located in the Ballroom section of the Clubhouse, the Game Room is available for children, ages five and up. This is a perfect place for kids to play and socialize while parents enjoy a quiet meal in the dining room, a tennis game or a relaxing swim in the pool. Children may order meals or a snack while playing in the Game Room.
Outdoor activities include climbing equipment and swings. During the summer, lifeguards supervise the swimming pool. Movie nights with different movies tailored to different age groups are scheduled on a regular basis.
Lakewood Yacht Club Ladies Association invites all new members to join an outstanding group of ladies involved in many exciting projects at Lakewood. Some of the interesting activities include style shows, gourmet galley cooking, interesting luncheon meetings with guest speakers, professional beauty advice, cruises, field trips and many other events. The Ladies Association hosts a special trip each year, which is a fun-filled week and an opportunity to make new friends along with many other regular outings.