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Jr. Mariners Summer Camp (ages 8-10)

Experience the sea! Messing About in Boats offers a multitude of ways for kids to experience maritime life in a fun, hands-on way. From our home in Point Hudson, young sailors enter the maritime world by meeting real captains, crew, and shipwrights in their element, heading out to sea in rowboats, powerboats and sailboats, and learning what it takes to live on and by the sea.

Jr. Mariners:
Aug 12-16 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $350 | Member $315
Take to the Sea learning the crafts and songs of a savvy sailor bound for imaginary destinations around the globe! Students explore local boat shops, search for messages in a bottle, sail large sailboats, row and drive wooden power boats.

Other full day camps for ages 8-10:

Jr. Pirates:
Jul 29 – Aug 2 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $350 | Member $315
Get underway with a scurvy crew! Discover the real history of pirates through stories, treasure hunts and captaining your own vessel. It’s a HARRRRRD life on the sea but we manage to have boatloads of fun. A summer delight!

Jr. Discovers:
Jul 15-19 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $350 | Member $315
Explore the rich marine and tidal life in Port Townsend Bay! Discover our world through beach walks, boat trips, and a visit to the PT Marine Science Center.


Aug 12 2019 - Aug 16 2019


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628 x104
Fax: 360.385.4742


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The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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