MHYC’s active Junior Program centers around the Crows Nest Sailing Camp. The camp teaches sailing and watercraft skills to children between the ages of 7 and 16 inclusive. For younger sailors (or those just wanting to get a taste of boating) there is the Start Opti Sailing program on Tuesday evenings. This program runs for 5 weeks. For the more experienced sailors interested in racing there is the Opti Gold program along with the JV and Advanced Race Teams.
The Club also encourages all its youngsters to participate in swim team. This is a combined swim team with Mentor Harbor and Quail Hallow (MHQH). Practices are held weekdays and competitions with other area clubs are one or two evenings every couple of weeks.