Who are we?

What is Berea Power Squadron?

Why Should I Join?    How can I Join?

      The Berea Power Squadron is a group of individuals dedicated to making recreational boating safer and more fun! Our members participate by: going on cruises, volunteering their time to teach classes and seminars, performing vessel safety checks and much, much more! We try our best to make our activities fun while promoting boating safety.

      The Berea Power Squadron has members from all over northeast and north central Ohio, but the primary area where we draw members from is from the cities of Berea, Strongsville, North Olmsted, Brunswick and Medina. Our members do most of their boating in Lake Erie from the Erie Islands to the City of Cleveland.

      The Berea Power Squadron was formed in 1973 and is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS). Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. 

      We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has approximately 60,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.

      The United States Power Squadrons are organized into regional Districts and then into local Squadrons. The Berea Power Squadron is a local squadron and a member of District 7. The Districts tie the squadrons together and provide administrative oversight.

Why Should I Join?    How can I Join?

      Each squadron's activities involve the three primary objectives of USPS: