Our Locations

With locations across the country, Spirit of America can reach out to numerous children and adults in their own hometowns.  Further, each curriculum is fine tuned to the particulars and needs of each differing community and environment.

Administrative

National

 

Locations

Florida

  • Shake A Leg Miami
  • Gulf Ridge Boy Scout Council

Hawaii

  • Kama’aina Kids

Maryland

  • Annapolis Community Boating
  • Saint Mary’s College/Sailing Center Chesapeake

North Carolina

  • North Carolina State University (Multiple Locations)

Ohio

  • Ashtabula County YMCA
  • Bay Village Schools / Cuyahoga County
  • Lake County Metroparks
  • Lorain County Metroparks
  • Mansfield / North Central Ohio Safe Boating Council

South Carolina

  • YMCA of Beaufort County

Tennessee

  • Camp Joe C. Davis
  • Tennessee State Park – Paris Landing
  • Tennessee State Park – Tims Ford Lake
  • Tennessee State Park – Harrison Bay

Virginia

  • Big Lick Retreat on Lake Moomaw

Washington DC

  • DC Sail

 

Passport Locations

Iowa

  • Camp Foster YMCA

Mississippi

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Arkabutla Lake
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Grenada Lake

Tennessee

  • Camp Boxwell Middle Tennessee Council
  • Camp Latimer Middle Tennessee Council

 

Spirit of America Foundation Headquarters

Spirit of America Foundation Headquarters

Address:
Spirit of America Foundation
P.O. Box 5007
Mentor, Ohio 44061-5007

Phone: 440.209.1995
Fax: 440.209.1995
E-mail: Director@SpiritofAmerica95.org

Coconut Grove, FL

Coconut Grove, FL

Shake a Leg Miami
Coordinator: Karis Starkes
305.858.5550
coconutgrove@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
2620 S Bayshore Dr.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Gulf Ridge Council BSA, Inc
Coordinator: Frank Marion
813.872.2691
tampa@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
13228 North Central Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612-3462

Kaneohe, HI

Kaneohe, HI

Kama’aina Kids
Coordinators: Andy Carre & Ray Sanborn
808.781.4773
kaneohe@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
46-465 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Spirit Lake, IA

 

Spirit Lake, IA

Camp Foster YMCA Coordinator: Josh Carr 712.336.3272 spiritlake@spiritofamerica95.org Mailing Address: 1769 260th Avenue Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

Annapolis, MD

 

Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Community Boating
Coordinator: Lorie Stout
410.703.8248 / 410.268.1500
annapolis@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4367
Annapolis, MD 21403

Facility Address:
Ellen Moyer Nature Park Boating Center
7314 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, 21403

Saint Mary's, MD

Saint Mary’s, MD

Saint Mary’s College and Sailing Center Chesapeake
Coordinator: Brenda Clark
240.298.2659
saintmarys@spiritofamerica95.org

Facility Address:
Tall Timbers Marina
18521 Herring Creek Road
Tall Timbers, MD 20690

Mailing Address:
Sailing Center Chesapeake
P.O. Box 72
Tall Timbers, MD 20690

Coldwater, MS

 

Coldwater, MS

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Arkabutla Lake
Coordinator: Robert Hoff
662.562.6261 ext 14565
coldwater@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd.
Coldwater, MS 38618

Grenada, MS

Granada, MS

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Grenada Lake
Coordinator: Artie Hoff
662.226.5911
granada@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 903
2202 Scenic Route 333
Grenada, MS 38902

Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University
Coordinator: David J. Herpy
919.515.8483
raleigh@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
520 Brickhaven Drive
Campus Box 7655
Raleigh, NC 27695-7606

Ashtabula County, OH

Ashtabula County, OH

Ashtabula County YMCA
Coordinator: Chad Kozan
216.218.7649
ashtabula@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
263 W. Prospect Road
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Cuyahoga County, OH

Cuyahoga County, OH

Bay Village Schools
Coordinator: George Christ
440.871.3980
cuyahoga@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
377 Dover Center Road
Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Lake County, OH

Lake County, OH

Lake County Metroparks
Coordinator: Leigh Garam
440.354.0894
lake@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
7250 Alexander Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Lorain, OH

Lorain, OH

Lorain County Metro Parks
Coordinators: Jannah Wilson & Aimee Potonic
440.949.5200 ext.225
lorain@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
4530 Colorado Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44054

Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC

YMCA of Beaufort County
Coordinator: Paul Spencer
843.522.9622
beaufort@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
1801 Richmond Ave
Port Royal, SC 29935

On-Water Training:
Port Royal Maritime Center
310 Okatie Highway
Lemon Island
Okatie, SC

Lebanon, TN

Lebanon, TN

Camp Boxwell Middle TN Council BSA, Inc
Coordinators: Ron Turpin
615.383.9724
lebanon@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 150409
3414 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

Spencer, TN

Spencer, TN

Camp Latimer Middle TN Council Boy Scouts of America
Coordinator: Ron Turpin
615.383.9724
spencer@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
334 Plantation Road
Spencer, TN 38585

Paris, TN

Paris, TN

Paris Landing State Park / Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center
Coordinator: Vickie Jo Valentine
731.363.8438
paris@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
2508 E. Wood Street
Paris, TN 38242

Harrison Bay State Park

Harrison Bay State Park

Tennessee State Park – Harrison Bay
Coordinator: Grant Sherrod
423.344.6214
harrison@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Rd
Harrison, TN 37341

Tims Ford, TN

Tims Ford State Park

Tennessee State Park – Tims Ford Lake
Coordinator: Philip Hylen
931.962.1183
timsford@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
Tims Ford State Park
570 Tims Ford Drive
Winchester, TN 37398

Antioch, TN

Antioch, TN

Camp Widjiwagan / Camp Joe C. Davis YMCA
Coordinator: Marc Wilson
615.360.2267
antioch@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
3088 Smith Springs Road
Antioch, TN 37013

Hot Springs, VA

Hot Springs, VA

Big Lick Retreat on Lake Moomaw
Coordinators: Tim Stall
919.691.1706
hotsprings@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
Big Lick Retreat, Inc.
P.O. Box 347
Covington, VA 24426

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

DC Sail
Coordinator: Donald Thompson
202.547.1250
washingtondc@spiritofamerica95.org

Mailing Address:
236 Massachusetts Avenue NE Suite 410
Washington, DC 20024

Location Address:
Gangplank Marina,
600 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Mansfield, OH

Mansfield, OH

North Central Ohio Safe Boating Council
Coordinator: George Christ
440.871.3980
mansfield@spiritofamerica95.org

Location Address:
Mansfield Sailing Club
2904 Route Ohio 97
Mansfield, Ohio 44904

Participate

Traditional Spirit of America programs are offered to students ages 11 to 15 and include their state boating education course, a drowning prevention and equipment awareness program, on the water experiences in sail, paddle, power, and personal watercraft, and a large vessel educational experience. Special programs may also be available at the location nearest you.  Our traditional youth programs are offered for free or at a minimal cost. To register, contact the hosting site directly or find more information on the location’s webpage.

 

Volunteer

Our volunteers selflessly give their time to promote water and boating safety. They are charged not only with educating the young people in our programs, but with touching their lives and influencing entire communities. Volunteers can commit to a location for the duration of a session or to a specific lesson, either on the water or in the classroom. Many of our volunteers find the programs so rewarding and enjoyable that they come back year after year. To volunteer, please contact a hosting site near you directly or our Executive Office.

No Program Near You? Open One!

The Spirit of America Foundation partners directly with local governments, organizations, camps, 4-H, YMCA, Scouts, College and Universities, and recreational centers to bring our programs to locations across the country. Spirit of America provides the equipment, cirriculum, and expertise to get each location up and running and to keep it performing to our high standards.The Spirit of America Foundation provides each location with the tools for successful program presentation.

If you are interested in opening a location near you, please contact director@spiritofamerica95.org.