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

Registration is available online here or contact Catherine Leporati,, 360.385.3628 x104

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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 5-16. Summer camps are divided into two programs—Messing About in Boats, for 5-10 year-olds, and Learn to Sail for 8 to 16 year-olds.

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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 Programs Manager Sonia Frojen. Call 360.385.3628 x109 or email

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