Girls’ Boat Project 2024

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For girls age 11–14 (6th–8th grade)

Registration is now open! Girls’ Boat Project meets on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 PM from January 10, through March 27, 2024. Please note: there will be no class on February 21st.

In the Girls’ Boat Project, middle school students gain skills and have fun in the maritime trades. They learn woodworking and boat building techniques in our Boatshop as they create their own projects and help build a small boat. The program is led by female role models from our Northwest Maritime Center staff who are skilled in woodworking, boat building and other maritime skills.

This winter, the program will be focused land based skills. During the spring session, there will be some additional on water learning as the students prepare to launch their boat! Learn more on our blog or contact our Program Manager, Chrissy McLean, at



Women and Girls’ programs at Northwest Maritime Center welcome those who identify as women and girls regardless of assignment at birth. These programs welcome people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be in a female-centered environment.

NWMC is proud to offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers so everyone can have the opportunity to learn with us, regardless of financial circumstances. People will not be turned away due to lack of funds. To apply for a scholarship for this program, please complete our scholarship application form during the registration process.

If you are in a position to pay more than the suggested price for a program, additional funds will contribute directly to making programs more widely accessible. Please contact our registrar directly at or 360.385.3628 x1.

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