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We offer an immersive, experiential outdoor adventure program, focused on providing an engaging, fun, and positive expedition, through which youth are empowered to become  stronger people, develop new perspectives, and form lasting connections to new friends and the environment.

A Tall Ship summer camp for youth looking for adventure, fun, friendship, and to explore their world.

 
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The Program really helped me to build my skills and to grow as a leader, while improving my work ethic. I met tons of awesome new people each year!
— Saimaniq Temela, International Professional Sail Trainer of Year, 2015
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This experience was fun, I became more self-confident and more independent.”

- 2016 Trainee

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Make new friends while having amazing experiences in scenic and interesting places.

EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM

Taking part in a Tall Ship expedition is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The sense of freedom, community, exploration, discovery, and the spirit of friendship are unforgettable, and will provide meaningful memories for years to come.

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Take part in the expedition of a lifetime aboard the Tall Ship St. Lawrence II!

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OUR 2018 COURSES RANGE FROM 4 TO 14 DAYS IN LENGTH, AND ARE OFFERED ABOARD OUR AWARD-WINNING, TRANSPORT CANADA INSPECTED, HISTORIC TALL SHIP.

 
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SUMMER COURSES ARE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18.


DUKE OF EDINBURGH PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT AN ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF $50, PAYABLE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE COURSE.

 
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The Expedition

Your adventure begins…

Your adventure begins when you arrive at the ship & are introduced to the ship’s crew. The leaders will put you in one of three groups, each under the supervision of experienced peer leaders.

Our youth leaders are all past participants, who have the experience and training required to be leaders aboard. They are there to lead your group, to ensure that you learn everything you need to, and to help facilitate your group. Following the orientation covering parts of the ship, safety procedures, and how the ship is run, you will stow your gear and help prepare for departure.

Once everyone is aboard and is familiarized with the ship and the program, we will depart for your first day of voyaging under sail! You will learn the names of all the lines (ropes) and how to use them to control, raise and lower the sails, how to raise and lower the anchor, how to safely climb the rigging to furl sails on the yards, how to launch and row the ship’s boats (dories), and how steer the ship.

From time to time the ship will anchor in a safe cove or moor alongside a pier, allowing some time for relaxing, swimming, rowing the dories, exploring the shoreline, or simply pondering and reflecting on your voyage.

All courses begin at 9:00 and end at 11:00 and will depart and return to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St, Kingston, Ontario, unless otherwise noted in the Schedule (a course which starts in another port/ city ,eg. Quebec City, will of course board and end in the specified port(s)/ cit(y)ies.

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