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Brigantine Incorporated is a registered charity dedicated to empowering, connecting, and inspiring youth through the challenges of sailing a traditionally rigged ship. Through experiential learning and skills development we build confidence, strength, and leadership in our ship's crew. The unique shipboard environment we provide forges friendships, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility to the community. Our sail training programs broaden horizons and inspire our youth to be a positive force in the world.

Brigantine Incorporated is also committed to preserving rare maritime skills and heritage, promoting respect for our natural environment, and providing the training and experience required to become an outstanding professional mariner.

 
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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 Winter Program really helped me to build mt skills as a leader. I was able 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.

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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 3 TO 10 DAYS IN LENGTH, AND ARE OFFERED ABOARD OUR AWARD-WINNING, TRANSPORT CANADA INSPECTED, HISTORIC TALL SHIP.

 
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Summer course scheduele

COURSE 1

KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
JULY 1ST - 3RD
3 DAYS, $475

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.

COURSE 2


KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
JULY 7TH - 13TH
7 DAYS, $989

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD OR SILVER ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.

COURSE 3


KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
JULY 16TH - 25TH
10 DAYS, $1499

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.

COURSE 4


KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
JULY 28TH - AUGUST 3RD
7 DAYS, $989

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD OR SILVER ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.

COURSE 5

KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
AUGUST 6TH - 10TH
5 DAYS, $699

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.

COURSE 6

KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
AUGUST 13TH - 19TH
7 DAYS, $989

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD OR SILVER ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.

COURSE 7

KINGSTON - KINGSTON,
AUGUST 23RD - AUGUST 31ST
9 DAYS, $999

COURSE OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

QUALIFIES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD OR SILVER ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY.


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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