Summer classes at the Maritime Gloucester Boat Shop are a perfect way to learn basic woodworking and boatbuilding skills. Students will learn fundamental woodshop safety, use of hand tools, and basic woodworking skills in a supportive group atmosphere. Under the supervision of an expert boat builder, students will build a small wooden skiff. In addition to the time in the Boat Shop, students should have time to explore Gloucester Harbor in dories, gig boats and a pinky schooner sailboat. Register early as registration is limited to six students.
Camps and Summer Programs that offer programs that offer instruction and skill development in sailing on Massachusetts' North Shore and beyond.
For kids who enjoyed our school year “Ocean Explorers” program, this program is for you. Come and have fun on the Maritime Gloucester working waterfront. Program includes: aquarium activities, scavenger hunts, hauling lobster traps, conducting research, building stuff, waterfront visits, and getting on the water, piers and floats at Maritime Gloucester. Available only to Gloucester students in grades 3rd through 5th.
The mission of the EPYC Junior Programs is to develop in its participants an appreciation and love for being on the water through high quality teaching in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
With some brand new boats and programs, there is something for everyone this summer at Eastern Point. From Harbor Mice to safe boating and a maritime adventure week, these programs complement our top notch learn to sail and race team programs.
Early bird discounts apply to those enrolled by April 1st.
Sail GHS Summer Program is a super excellent opportunity for kids to learn to sail and build racing skills in C 420's. The group meets Monday-Friday 8:00-11:30 a.m., from June through August at 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester. Expert instruction and boats provided. Sail GHS is open to middle and high school students from anywhere.
Guy Fiero: (978) 290-7894 or Patti Page: (978) 283-7476
Seaside Sustainability programs are built on a foundation that emphasizes the importance of sustainability in harboring an earth in which future generations will be able to thrive. Seaside Education Adventure (SEA) was the first program to grow out of this idea, and pairs marine ecology ideas with hands-on nature learning. This combination introduces local youth to the short and long term effects of a variety of ocean threats. These boat-based trips take students out onto the water to learn about oceanography, water sustainability, and ecosystem balance. This year, Seaside Sustainability is offering two SEA programs:
The Beginner class is designed for youths who have never sailed before. This basic, half-day program is available to youths ages 8-18yrs. There are two sessions a day, the “morning session” running 9am-12pm and the “afternoon session” running 1pm-4pm. Students may sign up for either the morning or afternoon sessions but are limited to taking this week long class only once.
The Essex Bay Sailing Club is a Non-profit club founded in 2000 reaches out to teach sailing to youngsters in the area surrounding Essex Bay. The goal of the club is to develop sailors who enjoy a strong knowlege of sailing while also learning to appreciate, and protect the beautiful resources of the Essex River.
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time! Maritime Gloucester and the Schooner Ardelle join forces to offer theCoastal Explorers summer program! During this week-long program ages 8-11 climb aboard Schooner Ardelle and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore.
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time! Maritime Gloucester and the Schooner Ardelle join forces to offer the ever-popular Coastal Explorers summer program! During this week-long program, participants will be part of the crew on the Schooner Ardelle on daily voyages to ports and islands along the North Shore in search of adventure and excitement.
Williwaw Adventures is a wilderness travel program for ages 12-17+ (grouped by age). Expeditions combine kayaking, backpacking, sailing and whitewater rafting and range from 8 to 23 days.Williwaw has been creating unique adventures for young adults since 2001. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive and meaningful wilderness experience for our participants.