Youth Maritime Programs


Our Goal

Our work with youth is at the center of our mission—to create powerful maritime experiences that educate and inspire people to adventure. We are teaching a whole new generation of sailors to appreciate our maritime heritage and preserve our traditions, while inspiring kids to discover their own adventures.

Summer Programs

Kids can experience maritime life in many ways, from rowboats and sailboats to boatbuilding and much more. We have a series of popular week-long sailing day camps for kids ages 5 to 16. Summer camps are divided into two programs—Messing About in Boats, for 5 to 10 year-olds, and Learn to Sail for 8 to 16 year-olds.

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School & Group Programs

We offer a variety of on-the-water, classroom, and boatshop programs for school groups. Schools can pick from several options and design a program that works for them.

To create and schedule a program, contact School Program Manager Nancy Israel at 360.385.3628 x109 or nancy@nwmaritime.org.

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School & Group Programs

The Northwest Maritime Center offers a variety of on-the-water, classroom, and boatshop programs for school groups. Schools can pick from several options and design a program that works for them.

To create and schedule a program contact School Program Manager Nancy Israel. Call 360.385.3628 x109 or email nancy@nwmaritime.org.

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“I like being trusted, bonding with our team, and having to work a little bit. We had to figure things out for ourselves, which I really enjoy.”
—Blue Heron 7th Grader


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