Youth Programs

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.


NWM is proud to offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers so everyone can have the opportunity to learn with us, regardless of financial circumstances. To apply for a scholarship for adult programs, 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.

Gift Certificates

Experiences make the best gifts! Give the gift of Northwest Maritime programs by purchasing a gift certificate online. Learn more.

Stay & Learn

Enhance your Port Townsend maritime experience—register for programs at Northwest Maritime and book your stay at the Swan Hotel! A limited amount of rooms will be held for select classes, and a ‘Stay and Learn’ option will be available at the time of class registration. Lodging for all other classes can be booked directly through the Swan Hotel website.