A campaign to welcome everyone to the waterfront.

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is the only non-profit facility of its kind on Lake Champlain. We annually serve more than 8,000 adults and children – regardless of age, gender, race, physical ability or means to pay.

The Lake Access For All Capital Campaign is creating permanent waterfront infrastructure that supports universal access to Lake Champlain. Through this investment, the center will be poised to serve Vermonters and visitors for decades to come.


Ensuring safety, access, and sustainability.

This project will fund the waterfront infrastructure redevelopment and create a debt-free future for the organization, allowing us to focus future resources on self-sufficiency and community programming.

In the fall of 2022, we learned that material and labor cost increases required us to update our goal. We have reset and modified our timeline, and are excited to move ahead with the project.

8 project components comprise a safe harbor area providing experiential learning space, multi-craft launch facilities, a deep-water basin for keel boats, permanent dock amenities, and universal accessibility to the water directly adjacent to the Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus.

Through careful planning, parts of the original dock, gangway and attenuator elements are re-purposed, re-furbished, expanded and incorporated into a permanent safe harbor.


Connecting land to water, learning to lake, and you to our community.

Click on the blue circles below to learn more about the project components and impact.


Here’s how the funds will be allocated.


Celebrating our past, planning for our future.

The Community Sailing Center has served the Lake Champlain community since 1994 with a mission to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of the lake. What started as a summer camp with 17 kids has grown to serve more than 8,000 people per year.

As we look ahead to completing the next chapter, we’ve set our sights on these important milestones.

Unlock our first matching gift of $500k
September 2021

Unlock our second matching gift of $500k
July 2022

Design & engineering completion
August 2022

Reach our $3.3M goal
September 2022

Permitting completion
January 2023

Paid Down Debt
January 2023

Construction contracts awarded
March 2023

Groundbreaking of construction
October 2023

checkboxConstruction completion
May 2024

checkboxThe New Safe Harbor Opening
June 2024

Help us welcome everyone to the lake.

Your gift connects land to lake, ensuring safe water entry and reliable docks for decades to come.

A $1M challenge gift from Chuck and Marna Davis has filled our sails!

Grants from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission are also helping us chart the course!


A Winter Waterfront Update from Committee Chair, Doug Merrill.

A Winter Waterfront Update from Committee Chair, Doug Merrill.

February 7, 2024

Progress! That was the feeling on Friday September 29th as we officially broke ground on the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center’s new accessible waterfront project. Thanks to all of you who joined me there, it was a joyous experience that marked the beginning of the final phase of this significant project. If you were not … Read More

A Letter from Committee Chair, Doug Merrill.

A Letter from Committee Chair, Doug Merrill.

April 24, 2023

Dear LCCSC Capital Campaign Donor, It is great to see spring arriving early to Lake Champlain this year. The UVM and high school dinghies are already rigged and ready to hit the water. I wanted to update you on the progress made by our Waterfront Construction and Capital Campaign Committees this winter. Since my last … Read More

An Interview With Project Manager, Michael Quaid

An Interview With Project Manager, Michael Quaid

April 7, 2022

Dear Capital Campaign Supporter: Whether you enjoyed the snowy options available in our Green Mountains, or headed South to warmer climates, I hope you have enjoyed your winter. We’ve been very busy at the community sailing center during our ‘off’ season and have made significant progress toward completing the waterfront of our wonderful facility. Once … Read More


Thank you to everyone who is helping to provide Lake Access. For All.

Capital Campaign Donors

William Atkinson

Richard and Cheryl Baker

Ben and Jerry's Foundation

Lex Birney

Jim Brangan

William and Susan Bresee

Gina and Tony Bruno

Alden Bryan

John Burns

William and Lara Calfee

Callison Family

Rod Carr

Edward and Anne Castle

Anne Christie

Gary Coffey and Barrie Silver

Anne Connolly

Cooper Family Foundation

Richard Corley

Jim and Andrea Crook

Laura and Barry Dagan

Charles and Marna Davis

Rick Davis

Julie Day

Folena De Geus

Anne Dougherty

David Driscoll

Philip Drumheller

Gary and Jane Farrell

Mitch and Kim Fleischer

Friends of the FRAME

William Fraser-Harris

Freeman French Freeman

Marc Gamble

Christopher Gee

Grace Jones Richardson Trust

Great Lakes Fisheries Commission

Michael Green and Sarah Muyskens

Eric Hart and Pamela Laser

David and Anne Hauke

Sera Mary Hovanecz

Dale Hyerstay

Sandy Jacobs

Jane's Trust

Jovial King Kamitses

Jack and Kim Kane

Charlie and Adrea Kofman

Andrew Koven and Lynn Lurie

Chico Lager and Yvette Pigeon

Lake Champlain Basin Program

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Jim and Anne Lampman

Michael Lane

Mike and Lois Lynch

Karen Marshall

Walt and Aimee Marti

Mascoma Bank

George W. Mergens Foundation

Merrill Family Foundation

Doug and Lisa Merrill

Doug Nedde

Northern Borders Regional Commission

Jill Pfenning

Nancy Knox and Thomas Porter

Constance C. Ramsey

John and Leslie Reynolds

Pat Robins and Lisa Schamberg

Lawrence Robinson

Jan Rozendaal

S. T. Paving

Ernie Pomerleau

Sam Kolber Foundation, Inc.

Ian Schmidek

Russ and Roxanne Scully

William and Jane Shearer

Lee Silver

Louis Slanina and Monika Jaeckle

Thomas Spellman

State of Vermont, Better Places Fund

Elizabeth Steele

Evan Stewart

Michael Stone

Anne Sullivan

Alexander Sumberg

Ashley Sullivan and Robert Dempsey

Paul Toth

Unsworth Properties LLC

Richard Van Duyne

Lindsay Vanoli

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Kate Villa

Patricia Villani

Taraleigh and Daniel Weathers

Wade Weathers

Gary West

Sarah D Wilde

Todd Wulfson

Capital Campaign Donors through the Dana Bolton Legacy Fund

Alison Abry

Daniel Ackil

Benjy Adler

Thomas Ahern

Vivien Allan and Jack Wallace

William Allen

Tim Anderson

Judith Archer

Bruce Armentrout

Cathy and Brian Armstrong
Lake Champlain Closets and Storage Solutions

Alexandra Arntsen

Jason Aron

Eric Axelrod

Dale Azaria

Chris Badger

Peter Bahrenburg

Beth Bahrenburg

Helene Banks

Jay Barton

Alan Bauman

George Bedard

Marty Beede

Mia and Jeff Beer

Heather Belcher

Allen Bernier

Sophia Bielenberg

Suzanne Blain

Eric Boehm

Andrea Boehmcke

Nana Boffa

Lori Boisjoli

Sheila Boland Chira

Nancy Boldt

Marc Bolh

Becky Bolton

James and Margaret Bolton

Len and Susan Bolton

Leonard Bolton

John & Lin Bootle

Jonathan Boright

William Bowden

Kelly Bowen

Amy Bradford

Larry Brand

Jamie Brandon

William and Susan Bresee

Bradford Bridgers

Brandie Brooks

Meghan Brooks

Jamie Brownell

Dan and Olga Bruno

Tony and Gina Bruno

Kelly Bulk

Stacey Buonanno

Mike Burak

Jeff Burns

Brian Bush

Martine Butler

John C

Francie Caccavo

Elizabeth and Cecil Cadwell

Lillian Cadwell

Winston Cadwell

Bill Calfee

Steve and Janet Callison

Alaina Calloway Bolton

Stephen Canina

Katie Canina

Matthew Canning

Jay Canning

Chris Carpenter

Nicole Carpenter

Rod Carr

Stan Carroll

Janet Carscadden

Zachary Casey

Edward and Anne Castle

Rooney Castle

Kelli Caton

Leslie Chadwell

Maggie Chadwell

Sam Chalek

Russ Chapman

Thomas Child

Ned Church

Matt Ciancimino

Michael Cioffi

Tyler Clavelle

Peter Clavelle

Carl Cloutier

Gary Coffey

Jacob Coffey

Callie Cogley

Fran and Tia Colangelo

Caitlyn Coleman

Mary Collis

David Cone

Jane Conolly

Amanda Cooper

Jonathan Couture

Derek Crocker

Chris Cunningham

Signe Daly

Mark Damico

Devon Dams-O'Connor

George Darling

Sam Darling

Alex David

Jeff Davis

Dennis Delena

Susan DeSimone

Lindsay DesLauriers

Margaret Dobroth

Emerson Doty

Anne Dougherty

Mary Dowd

Susan Dunning

Jordan Engel

Erik Engstrom

Mark Farrell

Matthew Ferrigno

Julia Fields

Jean Filer

Robert Finn

Mark Fleckenstein

Kevin Ford

Kelly Foster

Bruce Foust

Aubrey Fowler

Ashley Frangipane

Bill Fraser-Harris

Doug Friant

Wendy Friant

Karen Frost

Pat Furr

Robert Furr

Sydney Gabriel

Christy Gallese

Lorraine Gallo

Toben Galvin

Marc Gamble

Liz Gavillet

Peter Gibbs

David Gibson

Tara Gibson

Brooke Gillman

Thomas Glynn

Ethan Goldman

Doug Goodman

Elaine Gordon

Thomas Gorman

Kristina Grado

Alex Graham

Sharyl Green

Ken Grillo

John Guerriere

Robin Guillian

Jen Guimaraes

Martine Gulick

Courtney Guyette

Emma Gwyn

Kurt Haigis

Alex Halpern

Jeremy Hammond

Carolyn Hardy

Carolyn and David Hardy

Nicholas Harmon

Eric Hart

Deb Hartshorn

David Hathaway

Christopher Hathaway

Jennifer Hawkins

Bruce Hawkins

Marion Hecht

Jonathan Heller

Alex Henkel

Sharon Henrichon

Gerard Henrichon

Will Higginson

Kacy Hill

Amber Hope

Anne Howell

Megan Humphrey

Nikki and Nunzio Incorvaia

Karen and John Hunt

Rachel Jadkowski

Monika Jaeckle

Kirsten Jaeckle

Christine and Michael Janove

Robin Jeffers

Nichole Jolly

Matt Joyall

Nour Kabbani

Jacqueline Kahn

Corey Kamenoff

Debra Kassabian

Kevin Kavanagh

Alexis Kelly

Lisa Kelly

Keith Kennedy

Collette Khajehali

Jacqueline Khan

Heidi Kiesler

Kyle Kilbury

Abbi Kiley

Steven Kind

W Kinder

Jovial King

David Klebanoff

Ben Klompus

David Knoop

Nancy Knox

Jill Koppers

Andrew I. Koven Family

Eric Kronk

Michele Kupersmith

Reid Kutrow

James Kutrow

Christine Labella

Eric Ladd

Courtney & Mike Lamontagne

Bryan Lamphere

Leigh Lamphere

Jess Lane

Janice Lange

Kate Larson

Emily Lee

Tom Lee

Eric Lemery

Benjamin Levin

Justin Levine

Joanne Lewis

Chris and Michelle Lewis

James Limanek

Carolyn Lipka

Kathryn Little

David Long

Quinn Longbothum

Steve Luhr

Andy MacLeay

John Macy

Suzanne Magee

Deb Mager Rickner

David Main

Richard Malaspina

Scott Mallory

Joie Manda

Kathy Manning

Kathy Mariani

Ellen Marsden

Karen Marshall

Walt Marti

Craig Martin

Travis Martin

Brad & Emily Martin

Hilary Maslow

Will Masson

Jessica Materna

Alan and Dale Matson/Azaria

Lindsey McCabe

Mike McCarney

Will McCue

John McCusker

Marissa McDonald

Laura McDonough

Paula McGlarry

Alexandria McGuire

John & Cindy McHugh

Eric McHugh

Tim McKegney

Shani Mekler

Alex Merrill

Doug and Lisa Merrill

Ruth Meserole

Maggie Miller

Peter Miller

Christie Mitchell

Alexandra Mitchell

Jen Monroe

Tom Moody

Brian Moody

James Moore

David Morris

Meredith Moses

Chadd Mukete

Chris Muzzy

Jack Myers

Matthew Myers

Sharon Nadworny

Dan Nadworny

Gillian Nanton

Nichole Nason

Catherine Natale

Mark Naud

Kate Neubauer

Justin Newman

Andrew Newton

Ryan Nick

William Nye

Deb and Dan O'Keefe

Rae Paltiel

Tom Paron

Wayne Pastore

Allie Patenaude

Will Patten

Patricia Pauza

Brian Peets

Lisa Pendelino
Ben & Jerry's Foundation

David Pettine

PJ Pfeifenberger

Yvette Pigeon and Chico Lager

Richard Pitonyak

Peter Pomerantz

Thomas Porter

Samuel Pratt

Rich Price

Jenna Pugliese

Kelsy Raap

Mary Jo Reale

Andrea Regan

Michelle Reiter

Jesse, Jill, and Natalie Remick

John Reynolds

Bianca Roa

Jason Roe

Pat Robins and Lisa Schamberg

Lawrence Robinson

Jill Rockwitz

James and Leslie Rolison

Joe Rosen

Rachel Rosenberg

JoAnn Ruggiero

Gary Russell

Kurt Schaefer

Joshua Scheidt

Achim Schwetlick

Leah Scodras

Gabriella Semet

Erika Senft Miller

Jean Sequeira

David Shapiro

Marc Sherman

Anne Sigler

Barrie Silver and Gary Coffey

Pamela Simendinger

Saul Skrocki

Janine Slanina

Louis Slanina

Blake Slatkin

Willow Smart

Lea Ann Smith

Robert Snyder

Rebecca Solheim

Tom Sopchak

Thomas Spellman

Gabriella Stephens

John Stetson

Evan Stewart

Carmel Stone

Gail Straw

James Street

Jamie Streeter

Michael Stuart

Ashley Sullivan

Megan Sullivan

Anastasia Surmava

Arthur Swanson

Patricia and Josh Teague

Roxanne and Carl Tena-Nelson

Sarah Thomas

Jon Tomb

Chris Trahan

Julie Trottier

Robin Turnau

Courtney Utton

Richard Van Duyne

Ellen Van Howling

Charlie Van Winkle

Judy Veltidi

Catherine Villa

Patricia Villani

Andy Volosky

Alexandra von Ferstel

Chris von Trapp

Jeremy Vuernick

Jessica Wagner

Lawrence Walden

Katherine Watts

Daniel Weathers

Jeffrey Weeks

Samuel Weidman

Kayla Weinstein

Noah Wells

Stephanie Wernhoff

Melissa and Paul Wetzel

Martha Whitney

Lois Wicker

Katie Wight

William and Sharon Wight

Scott Willard

Phyllis Willey

Linda Williams

Jason Wiseberg

Mary Beth Yates

Viki and Robert Zulkoski

Mascoma Bank

Rock Point Advisors

People's United Bank

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