For ages 7* and through 11(ish).
* Kids turning 8 during the calendar year can join us in the shop unaccompanied. Kids turning 7 in the calendar year can join us in the shop if accompanied by an adult during the entire program.
A typical day in the shop for beginners has kids cycling through various hands-on boatbuilding stations, where a knowledgeable IB instructor will guide them through the day’s activities. Students will use traditional hand tools while learning skills like shaping planks, steam bending frames, riveting and oar making!
Starting with reading the plans, to shaping the planks, all the way to painting the hull, the kids in our program participate in the entire boatbuilding process, from start to finish!