For ages 15 and through 97(ish).
Teens also can participate in Open Shop Time, in which they can use the shop space to design and create anything they wish. Staff will be on hand to supervise and guide the projects.
We proudly offer an advanced woodworking program for teens. Building on the skills learned in our youth programs, the teens in our summer program delve deeper into the world of boatbuilding as they tackle complicated and challenging projects from start to finish. Teens will learn advanced woodworking techniques, gain skills in the use of traditional tools and be introduced to power tools as they explore both traditional and modern boatbuilding techniques.
Mixed Mornings: We have a new program structure for participants in our Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Boat Building programs. Each kid will still come two days a week. One of those days will in their specific age/skill level group (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced – the levels are described below), but the other day will be mix of all ages!
There are a few reasons for this change. First, it will allow for parents to have more choice in the schedule, making it easier to coordinate with other activities on the island (like LCYC). Most importantly, these multi-level mixed mornings allow kids to teach kids. We want to promote peer teaching, where students really learn to master skills and share knowledge by working together and guiding each other.
No woodworking experience is needed to join our any of our programs. Check out the program descriptions below and register for the class that is the best fit
- Develop In-depth Projects
- Introduction to “Big Machine” Tools
- Advanced Boatbuilding methods
- Tackle independent projects
- Mentor beginning students