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Mariners’ Adventure Camp
August 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mariners’ Adventure Camp (rising 6-8th grade) introduces campers to the life, skills, and adventures of Maine mariners, past and present.
Give your child a chance of a lifetime to learn what it took to be a mariner in the Golden Age of Sail! Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) and Maine’s First Ship (MFS) have teamed up to design and lead this week-long experience of the life, skill, and adventure of Maine mariners and boatbuilders, past and present. They will work with professional boatbuilders to learn woodworking and blacksmithing in MMM’s boatshop and blacksmith forge, work alongside MFS to help rig the Virginia in preparation for its launch, visit the sites of Popham Colony and legendary local shipwrecks (along with some beach exploration!), and have opportunities to learn about Maine’s traditional craft on our historic waterways, and embrace the truly magnificent maritime history of Midcoast Maine.
Traditional skill lessons with experienced mariners will include rigging, blacksmithing, navigation, knot-tying, treenail making, sea shanties, and more. Campers will work together to hone their craft and build a sense of community, teamwork, and leadership, much like would have existed on a 19th century ship.
There are two sessions of Mariners Adventure Camp for rising 6-8th graders. Camp runs from 9 am to 4:30 pm, August 8-12 and August 15-19. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am to 5:30 pm) for an additional $30. Campers must bring a lunch. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. All CDC guidelines will be followed.
This program is generously sponsored by:
Twombly Family Fund, West Marine BlueFuture Fund