Kid's Programs

GPYC Summer Programs will open for registration on Sunday, April 10.



 

Day Camp

All GPYC Summer Programs will open for registration on Sunday, April 10.

Day Camp is a great way to keep your kids active and engaged this summer! For children ages 4-12, activities include gardening, cooking classes, STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math), tennis, pickleball, swimming, splash pad, playscape, sailboat rides and more. Day camp does not include sailing lessons or swim lessons.
 

Day Camp Director Madeleine Kaiser

Madeleine is currently a second grade teacher at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Since 2013, she has taught a range of preschool through middle school students. Madeleine’s greatest passion is working with children to give them enjoyable enrichment opportunities to learn and grow.

Name

Madeleine Kaiser

Title

Day Camp Director

Day Camp Weekly Dates & Themes

Week Date Theme
Week 1 June 20 - 24 Hawaiian
Week 2 June 27 - July 1 Around the World
Week 3 July 5 - 8 *no camp July 4 for
holiday price adjustment
Great Outdoors
Week 4 July 11 - 15 Mystery
Week 5 July 18 - 22 Army
Week 6 July 25 - 29 Hollywood
Week 7        August 1 - 5  Wild West
Week 8 August 8 - 12 Olympics

 

Day Camp Available Sessions

If you would like to inquire about any openings available for our summer program, please contact Day Camp Director Madeleine Kaiser at mkaiser@gpyc.org.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Before care offered from 8-8:30 a.m.
After care offered from 5-5:30 p.m.
Members: $350/week*
Sponsored Guests (nonmembers): $400/week*
 
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-4:30 p.m.
AM session check in from 8:30-9 a.m.
PM pick up from 4:30-5 p.m.
Before care offered from 8-8:30 a.m.
After care offered from 5-5:30 p.m.
Members: $250/week*
Sponsored Guests: $300/week*
 

*One time registration is $50 and includes five t-shirts for the week. For the week of July 4-8, there will be a discounted rate in effect, since there is no camp on July 4 for the holiday. The discounted rate for full day is $280 for members and $320 for sponsored guests. The discounted rate for half day is $200 for members and $240 for sponsored guests.

Junior Sailing

<b>Junior Sailing registration is now open at the links below.</b> Our Junior Sailing program is recognized on a local and national level. We’ve graduated sailors who have gone on to the Olympics and professional sailing careers. </br></br> Our Junior Sailing program runs every summer and includes sailing lessons, adventure sailing and the GPYC Racing Team.

Level 1 and 2 (Ages 7–11)
AM/PM and Full Day Options

An introduction to the sport of sailing, this course will teach the basics of
rigging a boat, boat handling, sailing fundamentals and water safety with a
fun, game-inspired curriculum.

Session 1: June 20 - July 1
Session 2: July 4 - 15
Session 3: July 25 - August 5

Pricing

Session Member Non Member
Full Summer $1725 $1914
3 Sessions, Half Day $1380 $1566
2 Sessions, Full Day $1150 $1276
2 Sessions, Half Day $920 $1044
1 Session, Full Day $575 $638
1 Session, Half Day $460 $522

 

Ages 12-18 
AM/PM and Full Day Options

Adventure sailing is for the beginner to advanced teenage sailor who wants to
explore the water and improve their sailing in a fun and casual way. During
this two-week session, sailors will get to sail the Club’s J/22s, O’pen Bics, 420s
and windsurfers. This class focuses on water safety and seamanship while
allowing sailors to experience the joys of being on the water.

Session 1: June 20 - July 1
Session 2: July 4 - 15
Session 3: July 25 - August 5

 

Pricing

 
Session Member Non Member
Full Summer $1725 $1914
3 Sessions, Half Day $1380 $1566
2 Sessions, Full Day $1150 $1276
2 Sessions, Half Day $920 $1044
1 Session, Full Day $575 $638
1 Session, Half Day $460 $522

Ages 8+
Full Day Only

GPYC’s racing team is a fun but intensive program for intermediate advanced sailors who are ready to compete in local and regional regattas.
Our racing team competes in weekly local events with additional
opportunities to compete on a regional and national level. Sailors have the
opportunity to compete in the Club’s Optis, Lasers and J/22s.

Full Session: June 20-August 12
Session 1: June 20-July 15
Session 2: July 11-August 12

Pricing

Session Member Non Member
Full Summer $1725 $1914
3 Sessions, Half Day $1380 $1566
2 Sessions, Full Day $1150 $1276
2 Sessions, Half Day $920 $1044
1 Session, Full Day $575 $638
1 Session, Half Day $460 $522
June 28-29: PYC Regatta/All fleets
June 28: Sears Evening Invitational: Lightnings
July 5-6: BEMI/SMYTHE, hosted by Sandusky Sailing Club; C420s/Lasers
July 6-7: GPYC Regatta: all fleets/one day scored as BEMIS Invitational
July 12: SEARS, hosted by Vermillion Boat Club (July 13 alternate day)
July 13-14: CSYC Regatta: 2 day regatta/all fleets
July 28-29: BYC Regatta: 2 day regatta/all fleets/one day scored as SMYTHE
August 1-2: DYC Regatta: 1 day regatta/1 day River Champs Invitational
August 4: DRYA Banquet
Date TBD August: GPYC Sailing Awards Night
 

Junior Tennis

<b>All GPYC Summer Programs will open for registration on Sunday, April 10.</b> We’ve hardly forgotten about your mini-Wimbledon champions. Tennis Master Dmitri Diakonov is one of 47 PTR Masters of Performance Tennis coaches worldwide as well as a USPTA Elite professional. </br></br> Dmitri understands just how busy the summer activity schedule can be for your children. If the below junior times are difficult for your family, please reach out via email to schedule a flex time that better suits your schedule: tennispro@gpyc.org </br></br> When registering for any program, please fill out this Summer Program Registration Waiver and email to tennispro@gpyc.org.

Name

Dmitri Diakonov

Title

Tennis Pro

Pee-Wee Red Ball Tennis
Ages 4-7

Format: The building blocks of tennis taught through fun and engaging games.
Schedule: Monday-Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 drop-in

As a parent, I understand how difficult summer schedules are to manage.
 
If the junior clinics are at a tough time for your family please drop us a line at tennispro@gpyc.org to schedule a flex time directly with one of our staff professionals. We can accommodate junior groups or privates around your schedule!

 
Ages 8 and up
Format:
Designed for intermediate to advanced children, emphasizing improved footwork, strokes, strategy, and match play.
Schedule: Monday-Thursday 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 drop-in

Email Tennispro@gpyc.org regarding beginner teen tennis. Hoping we can put together a small group for an 8 week session.

As a parent, I understand how difficult summer schedules are to manage.
 
If the junior clinics are at a tough time for your family please drop us a line at tennispro@gpyc.org to schedule a flex time directly with one of our staff professionals. We can accommodate junior groups or privates around your schedule!



 
Junior & Adult Beginner Lessons

With our beautiful GPYC tennis courts there's never been a better time to start! A private lesson with a staff professional is the absolute best way for an adult or junior to learn the basics of the sport in a no pressure setting. Email tennispro@gpyc.org to schedule a private or group beginner lesson at a time that works for you!
 

Swim Team

<b>All GPYC Summer Programs will open for registration on Sunday, April 10.</b> The GPYC Sailfish Swim Team is a competitive swim program offered to members ages 4-17 (age as of June 1). Our swimmers are grouped by ability and practice in a fun learning environment. The GPYC is one of the original MICSA participants in the 79-year tradition of the Michigan Interclub Swimming Association, a group of 14 clubs located throughout Metro Detroit. </br> <p><b>GPYC Sailfish Swim Meet Schedule 2022</b></p> <p>June 20: Away @ BAC</p> <p>June 21: Home vs. LC</p> <p>June 28: Away @ CCD</p> <p>June 30: Home vs. GO</p> <p>July 12: Away @ RR</p> <p>July 19: Home vs. DGC</p> <p>July 29-31: MICSA Swim Finals @ BAC</p>

Meet the Swim Coaches

Head Coach Jim Singelyn

Jim has been coaching for over 25 years at many different levels. As a swimmer, Jim excelled under legendary Grosse Pointe Swim Club coach, Fred Michalik. His coaching stops include the Detroit Yacht Club, Ann Arbor Swim Club, Livonia Stevenson High School, the Grosse Pointe Gators and De La Salle Collegiate. Jim’s swimmers are easily recognized for having great stroke technique and always having fun while reaching their goals. 

 

Assistant Head Coach Bill Thompson

As a Grosse Pointe South High School graduate, Bill swam for former long-time GPYC Head Coach Fred Michalik, was Team Captain his senior year, and was All-State and All-American. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was All-Ivy team captain his senior year and Scholar Athlete of the Year for his entire senior year. Bill has coached All-State and All-American swimmers in various local  swim programs.

Assistant Head Coach Elizabeth Bourke

Elizabeth began swimming at the age of 5. She swam under former long-time GPYC Head Coach Fred Michalik for over a decade and also swam for the Country Club of Detroit. She coached for GPYC for 8 years, with the winning legacy team. She was assistant coach for University of Detroit (U of D) high school boys as well as Grosse Pointe South boys’/girls’ teams. Elizabeth has been involved with GPYC through management of the pool as well as private and group lessons for all age groups. Elizabeth wears many swim caps. She is very excited to be helping Jim and Bill continue a great tradition of swimming at the Club.

Cost $400

This begins your child's introduction to the swim team. We will work on all four competitive strokes and technique. Skills include flip turns, diving, stroke development and an introduction to interval training. Participants in this group will be considered part of the swim team and able to participate in exhibition events at home swim meets.

June 20 - July 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Cost $400

This group is suited for all swimmers 8 and under, who have knowledge in all 4 strokes, and are looking to become stronger swimmers. This group will focus on stroke drills, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, proper workout habits, and being competitive while having fun.

June 20 - July 20
Monday - Friday: 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Cost $400

This group is suited for swimmers ages 9-10 with a background in all 4 of the strokes. The focus will be on stroke development with an increase in aerobic and anaerobic training. To participate in this group, swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes properly and understand interval training.

June 20 - July 20
Monday - Friday: 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Cost $400

This group is for advanced swimmers who have several years of experience swimming with the GPYC Sailfish or elsewhere. This group will train all four strokes, focus on more intense aerobic and anaerobic training, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, and proper workout habits.

June 20 - July 20
Monday - Friday: 7 - 9 a.m.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are a great way for children to get comfortable in the water. If children are more advanced than our level two classes, we recommend having them join the Future Sailfish, which is part of the GPYC Swim Team.

Private swim lesson will be available cost is $35 a half hour for 1 child or $50 for 2 children

Group Lessons

Level 1

For beginner swimmers.  Basic skills include breath control, kicking, floating on front and back. Geared toward first time swimmers.
Class Meets: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
Cost: $110
Session 1 Dates: June 21 through June 30  
Session 2 Dates: July 5 through July 14  
Session 3 Dates: July 19 through July 28  

Level 2

Class is geared towards the beginner swimmer who is already comfortable in the water. Basic skills include breath control, kicking, floating, freestyle and backstroke. If time permits butterfly and breaststroke will be introduced.
Class Meets: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 
Cost: $110
Session 1 Dates: June 21 through June 30   
Session 2 Dates: July 5 through July 14  
Session 3 Dates: July 19 through July 28  
 

Kid's Klub

Kid’s Klub is available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Parents have the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening at the Club. Children must be three years old and potty trained. $20 for the first child, $15 for each additional child in the family. </br></br> To maintain the appropriate staff-to-child ratio, the maximum number of children who can attend Kids’ Klub is 12 children per evening. Reservations are required. The cut-off for reservations is by 4:30pm the day of. To sign up your child(ren), contact the Front Desk at <a class="gypc-link" href="mailto:switchboard@gpyc.org">switchboard@gpyc.org</a> or (313) 884-2500.